Football tends to be on students’ minds this time of year. What can they discover about football and American history through Library of Congress primary sources? An entertaining fictional film available on the Library's National Screening Room can lead students to discover a football legend from the early twentieth century.
One hundred years ago, on January 25, 1919, the delegates to the Paris Peace Conference approved a proposal to create the League of Nations. Nearly a year later, on January 16, 1920, the League held its first meeting with its stated principal mission of maintaining world peace.
As you start back to school in the new year, we wanted to highlight a few outstanding posts from other Library of Congress blogs that you may have missed. Hopefully they'll spur some ideas for classroom activities featuring the Library’s collections.
New Year’s Day 2019 was a landmark for American copyright law. For the first time in twenty years, published works of expression—including books, music, and films—started moving out of copyright protection and into the public domain.
How do we view our planet Earth? What do elementary or middle school students understand about what it was like for people who saw Earth for the first time from Apollo 8, the first crewed mission to the moon?