Where can you find digitized rare books, information about the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, the National Book Festival, and myriad other resources to support literacy and reading? Visit READ.gov, from the Library of Congress.
Consider using primary sources to help your students learn more about the fascinating state of Hawaii and its diverse populations in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month this May.
Many of us are working to preserve our natural resources. We recycle, compost, use public transportation or try to turn off lights in empty rooms. Though many may think this movement toward “being green” is a new trend, protecting the environment has been a part of United States history for many years.
How can we learn from tragedies? It’s a universal question that can engage students as they consider both contemporary and historic examples. April 15, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner Titanic, presents a timely opportunity. Help your students analyze varying perspectives on this tragic event through primary sources from the Library of Congress.
As a teacher, how can you gain access to free professional development opportunities funded by the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Regional program?
April has been set aside as a time to celebrate and explore the rich and varied legacy of poetry. This conversation with Library of Congress staff Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist, and Rob Casper, Director of the Poetry and Literature Center, explores how to find poetry resources from the Library.
It seems that the Library of Congress has something for everyone, including teachers of all levels. These are just a few snippets from the rich conversations that the Library’s education specialists had last weekend at the ASCD conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sometimes a primary source can provide unexpected insights into a familiar historical figure. Cheryl Fox, a specialist in manuscripts at the Library of Congress, describes records that illuminate the time a famed crimebuster spent alongside Library catalogers.
If you happen to be attending the NAESP conference this week, please stop by booth #721 to say hello and learn more about the Library’s free professional development opportunities and online resources for teachers.
Do your students love to ask questions? Or would they rather just have the answers? The Primary Source Analysis Tool can help you guide them, either way.