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Explore Library of Congress Professional Development Videos

Posted by: Danna Bell

Now we have a way for teachers to bring Library of Congress professional development programming into their homes and classrooms whenever they want it. The Library's education staff has been building a collection of short videos to help teachers enhance their professional learning. The 40 videos focus on building awareness of the Library's various collections as well as on the effective use of these primary source materials.

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Students and Presidential Speeches: Analyzing Past Speeches and Delivering Their Own

Posted by: Stephen Wesson

Abraham Lincoln on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, addressing an inaugural crowd at the end of a brutal war. Teddy Roosevelt leaning from the back of a railroad car to speak to an informal group gathered below him. Franklin Delano Roosevelt facing a row of radio microphones, addressing the nation—and the world—without leaving his home. …

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Primary Sources for the Primary Grades: A Apple Pie

Posted by: Danna Bell

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.