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This week in Office Hours learn about using Congress.gov and primary sources relating to the influenza pandemic of 1918.
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 […]
This post is by Jen Reidel, the 2019-2020 Library of Congress Teacher in Residence.
In 1958, President Eisenhower designated May 1 as Law Day to recognize the influence of the rule of law within our government and society. Use primary sources to facilitate a conversation with students about legal concepts like justice and due process.
Join us for online office hours. This week tour the Jefferson Building from home and learn about resources you can use to commemorate Law Day.
See how the item record for a collection item can serve as a valuable research tool. Learn how using specific links from the record may lead teachers and students down some interesting and unexpected research rabbit holes.
One tool to make the process more engaging is to use the Library of Congress’ official site for federal legislative information, Congress.gov. The website offers a variety of information to support student learning. The Legislative Process section provides nine short videos detailing specific aspects of how a bill becomes law.
Political cartoons were effective tools used by reformers to promote their criticisms of capitalism with the goal of holding robber barons accountable for excesses.
This post is by Jen Reidel, the 2019-2020 Library of Congress Civics Teacher in Residence. The American judicial system is one of the most important facets of the United States’ democracy, yet the least understood. Many court cases illustrate democratic ideals and definitions. Consequently, court cases and related primary sources are an effective way to […]
Use resources from the Rosa Parks papers to gain personal insights into the lives of this ordinary individual who took extraordinary action and find connections between students’ contemporary experiences and this historic individual.