You might have seen the posts earlier this fall about the Gershwin Prize, awarded to Billy Joel, and you might have wistfully wondered what the tribute concert was like. Below is an invitation to find out, from the comfort of your own home.
Here are the posts, celebrating song and exploring storytelling, songwriting, and legacies:
We leave you with this image from Puck magazine.
The Library is so vast, with so many incredible resources, I didn’t know where to begin.
Help your students connect to the past while enriching the present – with winter songs from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Tesla, Guglielmo Marconi, and Thomas Edison were among the respected scientists who believed one of our neighbors was trying to contact us. A news article “Hello, Earth! Hello!” published on March 18, 1920, details the history of signals, possibly electromagnetic, picked up by Marconi and verified by scientists around the world, including Edison and Tesla. All three agreed the signals were deliberately sent from another planet. Based on the information they had, this was a realistic inference.
The medieval English charter known as Magna Carta was intended as a local political document, created to make peace between England’s King John and his barons in the early thirteenth century. However, it carried within it powerful ideas about the limits of government and the importance of individual liberty, and its influence has spread across the centuries and around the globe.
Find learning activities that will help you incorporate Library of Congress primary sources in your K-2 classroom or library.
The Library of Congress site for teachers, loc.gov/teachers, provides many easy ways to find powerful primary sources for use in the classroom, including lesson plans, primary sources sets, a timely blog, and more.
But what if you want to find even more Library of Congress primary sources? What search strategies does a power user need to know?
Children and youth have often been active participants in protests and movements. During the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike, children were a critical component of the strikes which led to better working conditions in the textile mills.