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.
Prepare students to analyze the four versions highlighted here by asking them to recall personal experiences hearing Auld Lang Syne: Who performed, and where? How did the audience respond? What was the purpose of the performance?
Reading and analyzing primary sources can help students understand how people thought about the brain and treated mental illnesses in the early and mid-twentieth century.
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.