A Chance to Be Curious and Practice Wonder: My Year at the Library of Congress

This post is by Jen Reidel, the 2019-2020 Library of Congress Civics Teacher in Residence. Through research, writing, presenting, and interaction with educators and colleagues on the Learning and Innovation Office (LIO) team, I have come to broaden what I see as civic education and the power of primary sources for all subject areas and ages.

Using Primary Sources to Explore Civic Virtue During Times of Crisis

This post is by Jen Reidel, the 2019-2020 Library of Congress Civics Teacher in Residence. During periods of crisis, Americans have often been called to practice civic virtue, placing the common good above individual need. Children historically have actively supported national objectives during wartime in age appropriate ways, including buying and selling war savings stamps, collecting […]