Family gathering in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carol Highsmith, 1995
Though not a traditional winter/holiday image, this image made me think of the joy of having family gather together during a holiday to share stories, talk about traditions and enjoy good times.
All of us who work on education here at the Library wish you a wonderful holiday season. And we also hope you will consider collecting the stories, traditions and family history for future generations to share. Need some ideas? This post has some suggestions.
This post is by Carolyn Bennett, the 2018-2019 Library of Congress Teacher in Residence. ‘Tis the season for “Auld Lang Syne”! Since its literary origins in the late eighteenth century, the seasonal favorite has been performed by ensembles of all sorts, from parlors and stages to the streets of Manhattan. Comparing diverse arrangements can inspire […]
This is a guest post by Ariela Gomez, an intern with the education team at the Library of Congress as part of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) internship program. The brain is one of most complex organs of the human body. While the field of neuroscience has significantly grown, so have our […]
The maker movement seems to be a current topic, but it had some interesting ancestors during the 1700s and 1800s! While perusing the amazing digitized collections at the Library of Congress, I was fascinated to discover organizations in early America that reminded me of today’s makers.
In the November/December issue of The Science Teacher, we suggested that your students might apply the 5 Es of science instruction to Wright’s work to deepen their understanding of the universe.
This month, the Library’s Free to Use and Reuse area features a Poster Parade. The selections, on a wide variety of topics, represent a collaboration with Poster House, a new museum opening in 2019.
How do we know our medicine is safe? Students can explore primary sources to see how medicines were marketed in the nineteenth century and how Congress responded.
We’re excited to return to Chicago for the National Council for the Social Studies conference, November 30 – December 1, 2018. We hope to meet you at one of our events during the conference.
In the November-December 2018 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article focuses on one document used in the battle against mob violence against African Americans: a 1921 report from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary in support of a bill to make lynching a federal crime.
The Learning and Innovation Office hopes that you have a peaceful Thanksgiving.