As a new school year begins, we want to welcome educators who are returning to face challenges and opportunities old and new!
We at Teaching with the Library of Congress are dedicated to supporting educators across the curriculum and from preK-12 and beyond, and we hope you’ll find our teacher resources and programs useful. The best place to start is the Library’s portal for educators, loc.gov/teachers, which offers offers free teaching tools and professional development opportunities.
We’ve also launched a number of new resources over the past few months:
- Two new primary source sets have launched, each of which brings together a selection of powerful Library of Congress primary sources, along with background information and teaching ideas. LGBTQ Activism and Contributions explores the lives, freedom struggles, and social and cultural contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans. Charts and Graphs brings together graphical representations of data from across the centuries to help students hone their data literacy skills.
- A batch of new webinar recordings introduces resources and teaching skills from the Library of Congress. A series of conversations with poets, co-hosted with the National Council of Teachers of English, explores the power of teaching poetry. Our online open houses feature curators from around the Library who give short presentations about the resources, tools, and collections they work with and share ideas for classroom use.
- A new Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow has joined the Library. Lesley Anderson, a math and science teacher from San Diego, joins returning Einstein Fellow Peter DeCraene in working with our K-12 education team to develop new approaches to teaching science and math with primary sources. Find out more about them and their work on our Teacher in Residence Programs page.
We hope you’ll let us know in the comments what you think of our resources, and please share any ways we could better support you in your work as educators!