For those of you who might dream of celebrating the New Year in Times Square, here is a wonderful poster by David Klein.
Fly TWA New York. David Klein, 1960
May the new year bring you peace and success. We at the Library look forward to sharing more teaching tips and primary sources with you.
Here’s hoping that your paperwork is in order and that you and your family follow the the most important rule of the holiday season: Make time for family, friends and relaxation.
Earlier this month, I spoke with Dr. Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, about a wide variety of topics. As I kicked off our conversation, I was thinking about the first activity I do with my new kindergartners each fall. We engage in a show and tell of items in the students’ backpacks. This one activity gives me an awareness and understanding of the boys and girls unlike any other.
Seeing a primary source without knowing anything about it can help us make a personal connection to a past event – in a way nothing else can.
The Library of Congress launched a new home page last month. In case you missed our announcement in early November, we’d like to take a tour of new features. We are really excited about this new design because it allows us to highlight more of the resources that are available for you.
Join Sherry Levitt, executive director of Teaching with Primary Sources, Northern Virginia (TPSNVA), for her webinar “One Year in the Life of America.” December 14, 2016 at 4pm EST.
Greetings, neonis! We’re thrilled to announce that Chapter Two of “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon” is now online for your reading and listening pleasure and participation.
We are excited that the National Council of Social Studies Conference will be meeting in Washington, D.C., December 2-4. The Library of Congress Educational Outreach Team and Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) partners are looking forward to meeting with you and sharing ideas on using primary sources in the classroom.
Join reference specialist Abby Yochelson, of the Library of Congress Humanities and Social Sciences Division, as she discusses “Books Go to War: Armed Services Editions in World War II” based on the Library’s America Reads exhibition.
A Apple Pie, created and published in 1900, traces the destiny of an apple pie, using the alphabet and charming illustrations.
This delightful primary source, more than an alphabet recognition book, is superb to use with any grade. Look carefully at every illustration and you will see toys, clothing, and activities that will enhance a student’s understanding of a past time. Each page offers opportunities to create a variety of questions for further investigation.