Online Educational Events: STEM Sources in the Manuscript Division, July 7 and Selecting Primary Sources, July 8

Join us for our Library of Congress summer of Professional Development opportunities. Each Tuesday and Wednesday we will present information and ideas that will help you plan your instructional activities or support students at home.

From Plate, punch card, and instructions for Herman Hollerith’s Electric Sorting and Tabulating Machine, ca. 1895.

Free Online Office Hours – STEM Primary Sources in the Manuscript Division – July 7, 2-3 ET

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Historical specialists Michelle Krowl and Josh Levy introduce participants to several primary source documents in Manuscript Division collections that can be incorporated into STEM lesson plans, and discuss sometimes unexpected ways personal papers lend themselves to STEM education.






African American children on way to PS204, 82nd Street and 15th Avenue, pass mothers protesting the busing of children to achieve integration. Dick DeMarsico, 1965

Free Webinar – Foundations:  Selecting Primary Sources – July 8, 2-3 ET

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Thoughtfully selecting a primary source can be critical for the success of an educational activity, to ensure that students will be engaged and able to work effectively with the source. In this webinar, Library of Congress education specialists will share their criteria and processes for selecting primary sources. Participants will practice the selection process as well and reflect on how they can select appropriate and effective sources for their students.

.Educators participating in the live webinar for this session may request a certificate for one hour of professional development.

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“Auf Wiedersehen, Good-Bye” – Farewell from the Library’s 2019-2020 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

This post was written by Amara Alexander, the 2019-20 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress. For the 2019-2020 school year, I left the classroom, and accepted the role as the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress. The year began with excitement as I explored the collections, and the beautiful city of Washington, DC. Leaving now is bittersweet.