This year’s NCSS Conference will take place November 21-23 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. You will find the education staff of the Library of Congress in booth number 821 in the exhibit hall. In addition, we will present two sessions: Supported Inquiry into Civil Rights: Primary Sources and Oral History on Friday from 9:00am – 9:55am in Room 108 and Primary Sources . . . Public Action: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Saturday from 2:30pm – 3:25pm in Room 110.
Whether you are able to join us in Boston or not, take a look at this selection of some of our favorite ideas and resources for Social Studies teachers.
Explore primary source sets which provide links to primary sources on specific topics and themes. A selection of these are also available as free interactive Student Discovery Sets for iPads. We also have teacher-tested lesson plans on a variety of subjects.
Here are a few highlights from the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog:
- Using the Primary Source Analysis Tool provides suggestions on how to effectively use our analysis tool to engage students, encourage questions and consider options for further exploration.
- Informational Text for Meeting Your Standards provides links to several blog posts featuring ideas on incorporating informational texts in classroom activities.
- Library of Congress Primary Source Sets for the K-2 Audience provides information on three primary source set for younger audiences as well as links to other resources on using primary sources with younger students.
- Political Cartoons provides links to resources that help you incorporate political cartoons into your classroom activities.
What are your favorite teaching resources from the Library of Congress?