Candy Day: A Phantom Holiday?

During a season of spectres, shapeshifters, and apparitions that vanish in the night, we’d like to take a look at an October holiday that seems to have shimmered into existence a century or so ago but now can scarcely be found. Halloween itself has, of course, changed shape over the years, as children–and adults!–have celebrated […]

Prompting Student Curiosity About George Washington’s Decision to Participate in the Constitutional Convention

This post is by Lee Ann Potter, the director of the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives office at the Library of Congress. In the September 2022 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article shared a spring 1787 exchange between George Washington and Henry Knox […]