As the Educational Outreach Team takes a break to celebrate the winter holidays we hope this image from the Library of Congress Lands End All-America quilt collection reminds you to take a moment and look up at the stars with your family and friends.
According to an article in the August 28, 1912, edition of The Presbyterian of the South, “The attempts at regulation [of alcohol] failed and the civilization of Babylon was snuffed out in an orgy of drink.” An article like this presents an opportunity to teach students how to read content critically and to place it in historical context.
Education specialists from the Library of Congress and members of the Library's Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium are looking forward to meeting with you and sharing ideas on using primary sources in the classroom during the NCSS conference in San Francisco from November 16-18.
Two collections of eyewitness accounts from the Library of Congress offer insights into the daily lives and struggles of soldiers during World War II: the drawings by Yank magazine artist Sergeant Howard Brodie and interviews through the Library's Veterans History Project (VHP).
A number of years ago I published a blog post on wartime clothing drives. I touched briefly on clothing drives and the work to make handmade items for those serving in the military. As I considered what to write about for a post on Veterans Day, I was drawn back to this post.