In the spirit of “Auld Lang Syne,” I searched two of the Library’s online collections, Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, and, America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets, for examples of old American songs relating to the New Year. After winter break, try welcoming 2012 and introducing (or reminding!) students of key language arts concepts using one or more of my New Year’s themed song selections.
My favorite treasure trove of gorgeous images showcasing the Jefferson Building is by the distinguished American photographer Carol M. Highsmith.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th to October 15th, and the collections of the Library of Congress are rich in primary sources for your students to explore.
When the nation’s financial future was at its darkest, some exceptional artists used color and design to spread the word about programs that could help.
If I say “monument to Abraham Lincoln,” what comes to mind? You might think first of the famous Lincoln Memorial, which has a prominent place on the National Mall in Washington and is featured on the back of the five dollar bill. But there are many other statues that pay tribute to the sixteenth president of the United States, each in their own way.
When is the pencil mightier than the camera? When it is recording the action on a Civil War battlefield.
Learn more about the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.