As the nation prepares to inaugurate the 45th person to hold this high office, explore the Library’s inauguration presentation for teachers to learn more about this historic event.
@TeachingLC is a powerful tool for the Library’s education team in many ways. Most obviously, it lets us share unique primary sources and teacher resources from the Library on a timely basis. But it also serves as a venue for teachers to give us feedback, exchange ideas, and share the discoveries that they make with their students.
One highlight of the National Book Festival is the opportunity to talk with so many teachers about the Library’s program for K-12 educators. On Saturday we were able to meet more than 120 teachers and school librarians and tell them about the Library’s amazing online collections of primary sources, and about the teacher resources available at loc.gov/teachers. Learning from teachers is an important part of our program, and we’re grateful that the National Book Festival provides a venue for us to exchange ideas with educators from around the country.
We know that 2011-2013 Teacher in Residence Earnestine Sweeting is bringing her skills to teachers in her school district as an Instructional Coach. She left behind a number of outstanding blog posts.
Here are a few of Tom Bober’s Multimedia Moments:
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.
When I talk to teachers, it’s clear that one thing has not changed since I left the classroom: teachers are always looking for ideas to increase learning opportunities. Even better if those ideas are quick and easy to implement!
Can you summarize the classic story The Cat in the Hat in one sentence? How about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone or A Wrinkle in Time? This is just one small part of what librarians in the Children’s and Young Adults’ Cataloging Program or CYAC (pronounced kahy-ak) at the Library of Congress have been doing for decades. This week, the CYAC Program celebrates their fifty-year anniversary at the Library.
Now there’s one especially for working with newspapers. Pair this guide with the printable or online primary source analysis tool to guide students into deeper analysis and reflection of primary sources from the online collections of rich historical primary sources from the Library of Congress.
Looking for a way to observe Constitution Day in your classroom or library? Choose from among several ready-to-go activities.