The Learning and Innovation Office at the Library of Congress is excited to invite formal and informal educators working with 3rd through 12th grade students to join us for a unique in-person workshop experience. This single-day program will take place from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday, April 22, in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building.
While researching an article for the January 2016 issue of NSTA’s The Science Teacher Magazine, I ran across a blueprint of R. Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome Home. I was reminded that analyzing drawings and photographs of historic structures can launch an investigation of real-world engineering practices.
Architecture offers a unique entry point for better understanding a historical era. Early in my career as a museum educator, I worked with professional architects and engineers to teach middle and high school students. From these experts, I learned valuable techniques for teaching with architectural drawings and photographs.
Learn more about the history of Juneteenth and the resources of the Library of Congress that document the history of this event.
Now there’s one especially for working with newspapers. Pair this guide with the printable or online primary source analysis tool to guide students into deeper analysis and reflection of primary sources from the online collections of rich historical primary sources from the Library of Congress.
Want to learn more about some of the buildings found in our nation’s capital? Use the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) to learn more about the buildings and monuments you will visit while in Washington, D.C.