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

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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 19 Introduction to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB)

Join us to discover audiovisual primary and secondary sources featured in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). AAPB is a joint effort between the Library of Congress and WGBH, created to digitally preserve and provide access to public radio and television programs from the past 70+ years. The Library’s Project Director for AAPB and the AAPB Engagement and Use Manager will share resources to support your teaching of topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, women’s suffrage, and local history, and will answer your questions!

May 21st Mathematics and Primary Sources

How can analyzing primary sources through a mathematics lens help students gain insights into the evolution of the U.S. Postal System? Thomas Jefferson’s plan to send secret messages to Lewis and Clark? Rosa Parks’ culinary tastes? Come join a conversation where we’ll look at how students can apply a mathematical approach to the analysis of primary sources, both sharpening their math skills and unlocking fresh insights into a variety of other disciplines.

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