Meet Amara Alexander, the 2019-2020 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress.
How do we explore the experiences of women in STEM fields? One way is through the use of primary sources.
To begin the second half of the school year, Teaching with the Library of Congress highlights recent Library of Congress initiatives and selected blog posts that might spur some classroom activities or lesson plan ideas.
Thomas Edison, an American inventor from New Jersey, invented the first device to record and play back sound. The phonograph was the predecessor of present-day recording machines.
Learn about tectonic plates and helping students learn about earthquakes.
Students can analyze the engineering design of the Flip-Flap Railway historical roller coaster and then apply what they learn to their own design.
The heroic actions of the Tuskegee Airmen left a legacy for all to remember. The airmen broke barriers by becoming the first African American military fighter and bomber pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.
Use primary sources to help students compare and contrast the work of three inventors: Leo Wahl established a new barbering tool; Samuel F. B. Morse developed the telegraph; and Benjamin Franklin revolutionized sight with bifocal lenses.
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks is best known as a public figure but the documents in the Rosa Parks Papers at the Library of Congress allow students to explore the private side of this civil rights legend.
November is hailed as National Aviation History Month to celebrate America’s contributions to – and future endeavors in – aviation. To celebrate the month, let’s explore two pioneers of flight: The Wright Brothers.