In the January/February 2018 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article features an image of a Maya miniature flask. The flask, like much of the Maya civilization, remains somewhat mysterious but can offer insights into daily life in Central America.
What can be learned about the artist’s perceptions of a president from the way the caricature or cartoon is drawn? What can be learned from it about the wider community’s opinions?
Soldiers, sailors, nurses, artisans, laborers, officers, scouts, and spies: African Americans were at the center of the Civil War from the moment it began and played many roles in the war’s conduct and resolution. The newest primary source set for educators from the Library of Congress, “Civil War Images: Depictions of African Americans in the War […]
Participants and viewers remember events differently, and primary sources can offer insights into a participant’s experience.
Ms. Woodson offered many thoughtful responses during the Q&A session, but her advice about feedback and whether student writers should submit their work to friends for critique intrigued us.
Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins has added 15 new poems to Poetry 180 for the second half of the school year.
Here are just a few of the additions to the Library of Congress web resources available online.
Our previous post on a recent Mars-related program in the Young Readers Center of the Library of Congress described how students studied historical and current primary sources to prepare them to discuss whether they’d want to visit and possibly to live on Mars.
Ponder this: would you want to go to Mars? Would you want to live on Mars? What might you do there? Who would you want to go with you? We posed these questions to student visitors during a program called “Life and Community on Mars” held in the Library of Congress Young Readers Center.
The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators.