What can your students discover about W.E.B. DuBois and the Paris exposition
The February 2020 Sources and Strategies article from Social Education suggests that studying a photograph may serve as an entry point to further exploration of a city, including its history, geography, economics, and the role of civics in shaping the community.
Now in 2020, over 100 years after this photograph was taken, the United States is once again preparing to undertake its decennial census, mandated by the U.S. Constitution for the purpose of determining how many seats in Congress go to each state.
The heroic actions of the Tuskegee Airmen left a legacy for all to remember. The airmen broke barriers by becoming the first African American military fighter and bomber pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.
The Rosa Parks Papers at the Library of Congress testify to her courage, humility, and depth. They also reflect how she inspired others. Evaluating those documents based on their historical context, word choice, and revisions can deepen students’ understanding of her life and impact on the civil rights movement.
The Library of Congress and HISTORY are pleased to announce the publication of a special Idea Book for Educators. It is a companion to the Library of Congress exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote, and features ideas for teaching with primary sources in a variety of media.
The Learning and Innovation Office of the Library of Congress is seeking applications from current K-12 journalism or economics teachers for one Teacher-in-Residence position during the 2020-21 school year
Created and supported by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, the Literacy Awards Program is designed to broaden and stimulate public understanding of the essential role of literacy in all aspects of society.
The Library of Congress is highlighting the life of Rosa Parks during this year’s African American History Month. One way you can participate in this year’s celebration is by helping transcribe her papers on the Library’s By the People crowdsourcing web site.
Use primary sources to help students compare and contrast the work of three inventors: Leo Wahl established a new barbering tool; Samuel F. B. Morse developed the telegraph; and Benjamin Franklin revolutionized sight with bifocal lenses.