Join us at the Library of Congress on October 19th from 9am-3pm for a special one-day professional development event on Women’s Suffrage, open to K-12 educators of all disciplines interested in incorporating primary sources into their classroom instruction.
As the new school year approaches, we thought it might be helpful to highlight new collections that have been added to the Library of Congress digital collections.
One image from the exhibit “Shall Not Be Denied: Women’s Fight for the Vote” in particular struck me both for what it shows and for what it does not make evident.
We would like to welcome you all to another year of the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog!
The All American News, an organization that created newsreels for African American audiences, produced a thirty minute documentary on the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom. This event took place on May 15, 1957, the third anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Brown v. Board of Education.
Where can you look if you think you’ve run out of information about a person or place? How can we encourage students to be persistent researching in the face of a “dead end”? And how do we equip students with the knowledge of databases and archives, so that when they run into a historical dead end, they know where to keep looking?
One thing that remains constant for Kris Pruzin is a dedication to public service and providing the best experiences for users of the Library.
Analyzing primary sources, just like sharing my personal pictures, has provided students with first hand information from the past. This allows students to build connections between the concept being learned and the primary source and leads to powerful learning.
It is thrilling to see all of the ways researchers can approach artists’ prints–as visual poetry; as primary documents that uniquely reflect history, culture, and society; for pure appreciation of beauty, technical mastery, or eloquence; and in ways yet to be discovered.
My hope is that my work to create source materials on Civil War nurses situates nurses in the heart of the Civil War and proves their importance in the growing war historiography.