Staff from the Library of Congress will be in booth 504 at the annual convention of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) in Columbus, Ohio, November 17-19. We’d love to hear about your work and give you a personalized tour of the Library’s primary source collections, teaching materials, and professional development resources. But whether or not you join us in person, we invite you to explore these online resources and to share your own discoveries.
- Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature
- Chronicling America
- Living Nations, Living Words
- Children’s Book Selections
- The Great Gatsby: Establishing the Historical Context with Primary Sources
- Of Mice and Men: Exploring the Context with Primary Sources
- Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn: Controversy at the Heart of a Classic
- William Shakespeare through the Ages: Different Visions of the Bard in Primary Sources
- Poetry and Primary Sources
- The Evolution of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!”
- Using Poetry to React to Historical Events and Causes
- Information Literacy and Historical Primary Sources: Addressing Difficult Topics
- Information Literacy: Why Does the Source Matter? Gilmore’s 1869 Peace Jubilee
- Information Literacy: Building Observation and Questioning Skills with Newspaper Ads
- Information Literacy: How Does the News Change Over Time? The Sinking of the Titanic
- Reading is for Everyone
- Teaching with Historical Children’s Books
- Supporting Students with Dyslexia: Free Resources from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
The Story Cube
Stop by and collect a resource from the Story Cube. The Story Cube prints out Library of Congress teacher resources, which are all free to use, specifically selected for English & Language Arts teachers. But if you can’t stop by, or want all the resources, here’s a complete list of items offered through the Story Cube at NCTE’s 2023 Annual Conference.
We encourage you to examine the collections and teaching materials, to poke around this blog, and to stop by and say hello if you’re at NCTE. And please take a moment to leave a comment letting us know what you discover!
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