A Apple Pie, created and published in 1900, traces the destiny of an apple pie, using the alphabet and charming illustrations.
This delightful primary source, more than an alphabet recognition book, is superb to use with any grade. Look carefully at every illustration and you will see toys, clothing, and activities that will enhance a student’s understanding of a past time. Each page offers opportunities to create a variety of questions for further investigation.
It is also a reminder that, though we have collected the stories of many Native Americans with a focus on those who served as code talkers, there are many, many more who served bravely in all of the branches of the military throughout the history of the United States of America.
Sara Trettin, formerly Suiter, our 2010-2011 Teacher in Residence, was one of the first coordinators for the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog. She wrote and edited some of the first posts and provided a solid framework as we added more writers and continued to shape the blog and its message.
Rebecca Newland, 2013-15 Teacher in Residence, is supporting the needs of faculty and students in a school library. She also continues to contribute to the Library of Congress Poetry Center's blog, From the Catbird Seat.
Welcome back to the classroom, and welcome back to Teaching with the Library of Congress! Are you looking for powerful ways to incorporate primary sources into your classroom activities? Here are a few blog posts that will supply some ideas you can use.