Join us for a stimulating conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove and educator Melissa Alter Smith on February 24, 2021.
Chronicling America has added over1.5 million pages of content. Learn more about the new resources available including resources on life during the Revolutionary War.
This post was written by Peter DeCraene, the 2020-21 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress. In elementary school, being assigned to clean the erasers after school was the height of responsibility. I had a teacher who also rotated the job of getting a bucket of water from the janitor’s closet to […]
As we noted in a blog post several years ago, the third Monday in February is designated Washington’s Birthday by law, though many people call it Presidents’ Day and celebrate all of the U.S. presidents. We wanted to take an opportunity to highlight resources you might use with your students to honor George Washington and […]
Join us on February 18th at 4pm ET and learn the importance of finding out why a picture was made.
Explore strategies to address difficult topics by applying information literacy approaches to historical primary sources.
As we begin African American History month Jason Reynolds explores the meaning of history and the importance of asking the right questions.
Explore our research guide on African American studies and find materials you might use in the classroom.
Use articles on measles epidemics to support teaching strategies, such as close textual analysis and comparing and contrasting, to help students gain insights into the historical connections between science literacy and citizen behavior.
Join us for our series with the Prints and Photographs Division, Double Take. Learn more about analyzing and using photographs in your classroom.