Hoaxes... have a different intent, as they are engineered to deceive over the long term, and often on a large scale. Invite your students to consider the difference as they analyze primary sources connected to the Great Moon Hoax of 1825.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby is one of the most often taught in American literature classes. However, the further we move away chronologically from 1922, a time of economic boom following the devastation of World War I, the less students know about this significant time between the Great War and the War to end all Wars.
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Because of his tendency toward the macabre, the stories of Edgar Allan Poe are frequently associated with Halloween, but his writing has had a far deeper reach than connections to the holiday. As National Poetry Month approaches, students can explore his work and its cultural impact through primary sources from the Library of Congress.
On Thursday, March 19 at 4 PM ET, Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress will co-facilitate the third in a series of monthly webinars on teaching and learning about the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
This year's NSTA conference will take place from March 12-15 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Illinois. Education staff from the Library of Congress will be in booth 533 in the exhibit hall from March 12-14. We hope you will visit us and learn more about how Library of Congress resources can support science lessons.
As the American Folklife Center celebrates Alan Lomax during the centennial year of his birth, the Educational Outreach team found ourselves exploring some of recordings done by him and his father John and John's second wife Ruby. It's interesting to note that a number of the recordings include songs performed by children.