March 31 marks the birthday and national holiday of the great labor activist, César E. Chávez. A Mexican American farm worker who became a civil rights icon, Chávez is seen by many as occupying a space on the Mt. Rushmore of U.S. non-violent protestors.
The Library of Congress will be at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Los Angeles, California, from March 30 through April 1, 2017. Stop by booth #2158 to discover how to access these primary sources as well as pedagogical strategies to help students analyze them.
Teachers can help their students explore these moments and many more using the Library's newest primary source set, World War I. This set brings together primary sources that document a war that was like no other, and that brought about tremendous political, social, and technological changes.
Did you know that “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” originally had extra stanzas beyond the ones we all know? When it was composed in 1908 by Albert Von Tilzer and lyricist Jack Norworth, it documented the story of Katie Casey, a baseball fan who wanted to go with her beau to the baseball game. Though there were certainly women who were knowledgeable about their favorite teams, it was expected that women would not want to go to the games and would prefer to be safe at home.
As St. Patrick's Day approaches, some young students might immerse themselves in the eye-catching images often associated with the holiday in the U.S.: shamrocks, green clothing, and the occasional pot of gold. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce students to a corner of the actual country of Ireland through primary sources.
The Educational Outreach Division of the Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position during the 2017-18 school year.