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Teaching Civic Ideals and the Writing Process using Primary Sources

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

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.

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Core Strategies for Working with Primary Sources: The Basics

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

Since the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog launched in 2011, we’ve published more than 900 posts covering a wide range of topics and suggesting various strategies for deepening student engagement and learning. This is the first of a series of posts revisiting some of our favorite strategies; we invite you to read along …