Resources from the Library of Congress for Teaching English and Language Arts

Staff from the Library of Congress will be in booth 151 at the annual convention of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) in Houston on November 16-18, and we’d love to chat with you and give you a personalized tour of the Library’s primary source collectionsteaching materials, and professional development resources. Even if you can’t join us in person, though, you can explore these online resources to promote the teaching of literacy, language, and literature.

Detail from O Captain! My Captain! printed copy with corrections, 1888

The Raven, 1884, image 1

Home page, Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Of course, this blog has published numerous posts on topics of interest ranging from point of view, poetry, reading complex text, and beyond, drawing on the vast collections and expertise available from the Library of Congress.

We encourage you to examine the collections and teaching materials, to poke around this blog, and to stop by and say hello if you’re at NCTE. And please take a moment to leave a comment letting us know what you discover!




How Could You Use Primary Sources in Your STEM Classroom? Find Out at the National Science Teachers Association Area Conference on Science Education!

Join the LC Learning and Innovation Office staff for a workshop at the NSTA Area Conference 11/16/18 from 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. If you’re unable to join us at NSTA in November, you can still browse the many teaching resources available online related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Theodore Roosevelt Papers: Study the 26th President of the United States with Library of Congress Resources

Who was the youngest person to serve as president of the United States? Which president was a Rough Rider during the Spanish-American War? Who was the first president to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Which president unsuccessfully ran for a third term in office as the standard-bearer of the Bull Moose party? Which president’s name […]