Retired but Not Retiring: Celebrating Anne Savage

Anne Savage Working with Teachers

Anne Savage working with teachers

On January 18, 2017, Anne Savage of the Library of Congress Educational Outreach team packed up her rolling bag and headed out into the wonderful world of retirement. A vital and longtime member of the team, with interests in working with younger children and in using technology to help make primary sources accessible to all, she was the first to share ideas and comments and to add her expertise to any project.

Anne Savage at NCCE 2007

Anne Savage at NCCE 2007

We will see Anne again when she comes in to perform with the Library’s chorale and to do research, but in our office we will miss her good humor, her willingness to pitch in, and her passion to support teachers and their access to the best professional development and teaching resources available.

We’d like to celebrate Anne by showcasing some of her best blog posts.

Selecting and Using Primary Sources with Difficult Topics: Civil Rights and Current Events

This post discusses a few techniques to provide a safe place for students to share ideas and concerns as well as instructional strategies for teaching difficult topics.

Ten Tips to Start the Year with Primary Sources

Explore ideas for creating a classroom environment that encourages inquiry-based, interactive use of Library of Congress primary sources.

Looking Harder: Inspiring Close Observation

Employ specific strategies to encourage deep, purposeful observation.

Staff Favorites: An Unexpected Storm

What is the benefit of being surprised by a primary source?

Primary Source Activities for the K-2 Classroom

This post offers suggestions on primary source activities to use with younger students.

Science and Imagination: Full Steam(punk) Ahead with Primary Sources

Anne mined the collections to generate suggestions on studying ballooning and the inventiveness of the Victorian era.

Primary Source Analysis Tool: Forming Meaningful Questions

Part of a series on using the primary source analysis tool with students, this post focuses on how to help students develop questions as part of the inquiry process.

In the comments section of Anne’s last post on the primary source set Three Presidents: Primary Sources for Primary Grades and Beyond several people noted their appreciation for Anne and her work with the Library’s Educational Outreach team. Here’s your chance to thank Anne for a job well done and to note which of her blog posts was your favorite.