Using the Library of Congress Found Poetry Primary Source Set, students hone their reading comprehension skills while creating poetry based upon text and images on topics as diverse as Helen Keller, Walt Whitman, women’s suffrage, and the Harlem Renaissance.
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.
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.
April has been set aside as a time to celebrate and explore the rich and varied legacy of poetry. “Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry” provides resources for teaching with eighteen American songs and poems from the digital collections of the Library of Congress.
Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds’s provides ideas on the ways to spark students’ imaginations.
Learn how a Spanish teacher incorporated the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) into her class curriculum after realizing that this collection of audio recordings of literary figures from the Hispanic world would be a useful tool for enhancing her students’ language skills and their knowledge about Hispanic literature and culture.
Tomorrow, January 16, 2020 the Library will host an inaugural event for Jason Reynolds the new Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
The Young Readers Center is excited to invite you to see the annual Puppet Show on the day after Thanksgiving on November 29, 2019. This year we are sharing Native American Folktales, with stories and poems from nations such as Cree, Seneca, Winnebago, and Navajo.
It is thrilling to see all of the ways researchers can approach artists’ prints–as visual poetry; as primary documents that uniquely reflect history, culture, and society; for pure appreciation of beauty, technical mastery, or eloquence; and in ways yet to be discovered.
The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional program has just awarded a $20,000 grant to the Academy of American Poets to support the addition of resources from the Library’s collections to the Academy’s Teach This Poem series for the 2019-2020 school year.