The February 2020 Sources and Strategies article from Social Education suggests that studying a photograph may serve as an entry point to further exploration of a city, including its history, geography, economics, and the role of civics in shaping the community.
The Rosa Parks Papers at the Library of Congress testify to her courage, humility, and depth. They also reflect how she inspired others. Evaluating those documents based on their historical context, word choice, and revisions can deepen students’ understanding of her life and impact on the civil rights movement.
The Library of Congress and HISTORY are pleased to announce the publication of a special Idea Book for Educators. It is a companion to the Library of Congress exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote, and features ideas for teaching with primary sources in a variety of media.