Rebecca Newland, a former Teacher in Residence and contributor to the Teachers Page blog and the Poetry and Literature Center blog reflects on her interactions with the late congressman John Lewis. She notes that by talking about Lewis and his work with young people, we can keep alive the spirit of compassion and non-violence he espoused.
Learn more about the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a strategy through which individuals develop their ability to ask, work with, and use their own questions and consider how to employ it in a classroom situation.
Learn more about the history of Juneteenth and the resources of the Library of Congress that document the history of this event.
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.
How do we explore the experiences of women in STEM fields? One way is through the use of primary sources.
What can your students discover about W.E.B. DuBois and the Paris exposition
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.
The Rosa Parks Papers at the Library of Congress testify to her courage, humility, and depth. They also reflect how she inspired others. Evaluating those documents based on their historical context, word choice, and revisions can deepen students’ understanding of her life and impact on the civil rights movement.
The Library of Congress is highlighting the life of Rosa Parks during this year’s African American History Month. One way you can participate in this year’s celebration is by helping transcribe her papers on the Library’s By the People crowdsourcing web site.
Freedom – the latest Story Map from the Library of Congress illustrates the mid-to-late twentieth-century movements led by African Americans to achieve justice and equality in all walks of life.