Using Primary Sources to Explore Civic Virtue During Times of Crisis

This post is by Jen Reidel, the 2019-2020 Library of Congress Civics Teacher in Residence. During periods of crisis, Americans have often been called to practice civic virtue, placing the common good above individual need. Children historically have actively supported national objectives during wartime in age appropriate ways, including buying and selling war savings stamps, collecting […]

This week on Online Office Hours: Exploring the Library of Congress Through Primary Sources and Accessing Historical Children’s Books

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 // May 12: Exploring the History of the Library of Congress through Primary […]

Free Webinar – Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote; May 20, 2-3 ET

Register now for this webinar! The exhibition “Shall Not Be Denied” tells the story of the largest reform movement in American history with documents, photographs and scrapbooks from a diverse group of women who changed political history 100 years ago. Many suffragists donated their personal collections to the national library so that their stories would […]