We know that many teachers are looking for materials relating to current scientific issues, and we’ve found amazing resources on current issues in science in an unexpected place: Congress.gov.
Many historians consider the defeat of the Nazis at Stalingrad the turning point in World War II, yet this battle is given little attention in most U.S. classrooms. Typically, lessons focus on the major American experiences like Pearl Harbor, D-day, and the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan.
The Library of Congress Educational Outreach Division is looking for a performing or visual arts teacher to serve as the 2018-19 Teacher in Residence.
A photograph of the abolitionist and suffrage activist Sojourner Truth that appears in the Library’s newest Primary Source Set for educators, “Civil War Images: Depictions of African Americans in the War Effort,” provides an opportunity to discover the questions that the objects in a portrait can raise about the message that image might have been meant to convey.
K-12 educators interested in attending one of the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute sessions still have time – until March 21, 2018 – to apply.
During an event as large and disruptive as World War I, individuals, organizations, and governments had to make difficult choices between competing societal needs. Examining sports pages from WWI-era newspapers provides an intriguing look at the interplay between celebrity, public entertainment, and wartime needs.
The following is a guest post by Michael Apfeldorf of the Library of Congress. This spring, the Library of Congress will host two free, one-day workshops for K-12 educators interested in incorporating WWI-related primary sources into their classroom instruction. In each session, Library of Congress education specialists will model a variety of strategies […]
In this one-day workshop for grades 6-12 educators, Library of Congress education specialists will model a variety of strategies for using world history-related primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. This hands-on, collaborative session will be held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Through a series of inquiry-based […]
Primary sources such as the letters and diaries of Civil War Nurse Mary Ann Bickerdyke offer rich insights into the lives of real people. The fragmented, personal nature of these sources requires careful reading in context and comparison across multiple accounts to glean information and construct understanding.
What strategies do you use to bring attention to lesser known people in history?