Free Webinar—Teaching Poetry: Living Nations, Living Words on March 24, 4-5 ET

Thanks to our colleague Anne Holmes, of the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center, for this post.

Register now for this webinar!

Join us for an engaging and generative teacher-focused conversation on “Living Nations, Living Words,” U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s signature project. Leading the discussion will be specialists from the Library of Congress and members of the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council for the Social Studies.

Living Nations, Living Words” shows, through poetry, that Native people and poets have vital and unequivocal roots in the United States. The digital project features an ArcGIS StoryMap, which integrates an interactive national map of 47 contemporary Native poets, and connects to a newly developed Library of Congress audio collection featuring the participating poets reading and discussing their original poems.

This session is co-hosted by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

You can register here.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Annual Young Readers Center Puppet Show (the Day After Thanksgiving!)

The Young Readers Center is excited to invite you to see the annual Puppet Show on the day after Thanksgiving on November 29, 2019. This year we are sharing Native American Folktales, with stories and poems from nations such as Cree, Seneca, Winnebago, and Navajo.

Native Americans in the First World War and the Fight for Citizenship

While searching through our collections for maps to use for display in the exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I, I found one among our uncatalogued holdings that caught my attention. As the title states, it is a map presenting the role of North American Indians in the World War.