Learn more about the Veterans History Project (VHP) from the Library of Congress and the many ways it can be used in the classroom. Teachers who have both contributed to and taught with the rich collections of the Veterans History Project, education staff from the Library, and the VHP staff will discuss these rich resources and will answer your questions, too. Join us on October 21, 4 PM ET, at https://plus.google.com/events/cv6rl35sr9s1v7osukrsmdpm0a0.
VHP collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Hear firsthand how this one-of-a-kind collection, with more than 65,000 resources, can be incorporated into the K-12 curriculum.
To pique your interest, check out the Blog Round-Up: Primary Source Highlights for Veterans Day. Here are a couple of highlights from the post:
- The Veterans History Project: Making Veterans’ Stories Come to Life offers an overview of VHP, including teaching activity ideas.
- In The Vietnam War: One Veteran’s Experience, Megan Harris of the VHP staff focuses on one veteran’s collection, reflecting on what one individual’s experience can tell us about a larger historical event.
Can’t join the live event? The full webinar schedule, including upcoming events and recordings of past events is available here. We’ll add the recording from this event, too. UPDATE, 22 October: Here’s the link to the presentation.