This Week in Office Hours: Congress.gov and the Influenza Epidemic in 1918

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.

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May 26  2:00-3:00 pm ET
Using Congress.gov to Explore the Bill-Making Process

Join us to explore how content and tools on Congress.gov can help students learn about and engage with the legislative branch and the bill-making process. The Library’s Teacher-in-Residence (and high school Civics educator), Jen Reidel, will offer strategies for navigating and searching the site, highlight site features, and share ideas for using the resource in the classroom.

May 28 2:00-3:00 pm ET
The U.S., World War I, and Spreading Influenza in 1918

“The war was over there. The epidemic was over here.” From influenza outbreaks in crowded military camps stateside to ship convoys carrying infected troops and Red Cross personnel overseas, World War I contributed to the spread of the worst modern pandemic in global history. Join us for a conversation with a Library of Congress historian. We’ll trace the steps of Red Cross volunteer Dorothy Kitchen O’Neill and explore items from the Library’s exhibition “Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.” We’ll also examine how the war spread the disease more broadly and affected the war’s outcome, including Woodrow Wilson’s negotiation of the famed Treaty of Versailles.

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