Next Week’s Office Hours: Exploring Using the Occupational Folklife Project with Your Students

Join Library of Congress education specialists every Tuesday at 2pm ET for free online Office Hours for education. Each session will include a twenty-minute topical presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers with Library experts.

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The Person Behind the Job: The Occupational Folklife Project at the Library of Congress

Join the staff of the Library’s American Folklife Center (AFC) to explore the online resource, the Occupational Folklife Project. Over the past decade, folklorists and oral historians throughout America have been working closely with the AFC to document more than a thousand contemporary workers talking about their jobs. Electricians, circus performers, health care providers, and gold miners are among those who explain how they learned their trades, what they do at work, and what they like and don’t like about their jobs. We’ll demonstrate how you can explore these engaging interviews, and share strategies for how you might use them with your students.

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“This malignancy, it was right at our very doors.” Using Manuscripts to Study the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

This post is written by Ryan Reft of the Library’s Manuscript Division. “Even if there was war,” Susanna Turner of Philadelphia remembered of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, “the war was removed from us you know … on the other side … This malignancy, it was right at our very doors.” Yet, as the virus spread […]

Free Webinar: Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners – June 3, 2-3 ET

Register now for this webinar! Explore key moments across U.S. history at which individual advocacy and broad campaigns for civil rights enabled people with disabilities to move from the far margins of society into full citizenship. Identify points in the typical U.S. History curriculum (such as Antebellum Reforms, early 20th century Immigration, and Post WWII […]

Gasoline Alley: Using the Engineering Design Process to Solve a Problem in an Old Comic Panel

This post was written by Amara Alexander, the 2019-20 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress.
The engineering design process consists of several steps that help problem solvers navigate their way through a problem. These steps can be completed by engineering teams or by families at home

This Week in Office Hours: The American Archives of Public Broadcasting and Math with Primary Sources

Join Library of Congress education specialists every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm ET for free online Office Hours for education. Each session will include a twenty-minute topical presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers with Library experts. Learn more at //loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/office-hours/ May 19 Introduction to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Join […]