Next Week’s Office Hours: Exploring Using the Occupational Folklife Project with Your Students

Join Library of Congress education specialists every Tuesday at 2pm ET for free online Office Hours for education. Each session will include a twenty-minute topical presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers with Library experts.

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The Person Behind the Job: The Occupational Folklife Project at the Library of Congress

Join the staff of the Library’s American Folklife Center (AFC) to explore the online resource, the Occupational Folklife Project. Over the past decade, folklorists and oral historians throughout America have been working closely with the AFC to document more than a thousand contemporary workers talking about their jobs. Electricians, circus performers, health care providers, and gold miners are among those who explain how they learned their trades, what they do at work, and what they like and don’t like about their jobs. We’ll demonstrate how you can explore these engaging interviews, and share strategies for how you might use them with your students.

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Free Webinar: Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners – June 3, 2-3 ET

Register now for this webinar! Explore key moments across U.S. history at which individual advocacy and broad campaigns for civil rights enabled people with disabilities to move from the far margins of society into full citizenship. Identify points in the typical U.S. History curriculum (such as Antebellum Reforms, early 20th century Immigration, and Post WWII […]

This Week in Office Hours: The American Archives of Public Broadcasting and Math with Primary Sources

Join Library of Congress education specialists every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm ET for free online Office Hours for education. Each session will include a twenty-minute topical presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers with Library experts. Learn more at //loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/office-hours/ May 19 Introduction to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Join […]

This week on Online Office Hours: Exploring the Library of Congress Through Primary Sources and Accessing Historical Children’s Books

Join Library of Congress education specialists every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm ET for free online Office Hours for education. Each session will include a twenty-minute topical presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers with Library experts. Learn more at //loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/office-hours/ May 12: Exploring the History of the Library of Congress through Primary […]

Free Webinar – Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote; May 20, 2-3 ET

Register now for this webinar! The exhibition “Shall Not Be Denied” tells the story of the largest reform movement in American history with documents, photographs and scrapbooks from a diverse group of women who changed political history 100 years ago. Many suffragists donated their personal collections to the national library so that their stories would […]