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.
Are you heading to the ASCD annual conference in Philadelphia? The Library’s K-12 education specialists will be in the exhibit hall in booth 803. Come visit us and learn more about the Library’s professional development opportunities and online resources for teachers, suggest ideas for blog topics, or just drop by to say hello.
April has been set aside as a time to celebrate and explore the rich and varied legacy of poetry. The online activity “Making Connections through Poetry” invites students to analyze primary source images and documents from the Library of Congress and then create a poem to share their understanding of history.
Are you heading to the National Association of Elementary School Principals in Seattle, Washington? The Library’s K-12 education specialists will be in the exhibit hall.