Thomas Edison, an American inventor from New Jersey, invented the first device to record and play back sound. The phonograph was the predecessor of present-day recording machines.
November is hailed as National Aviation History Month to celebrate America’s contributions to – and future endeavors in – aviation. To celebrate the month, let’s explore two pioneers of flight: The Wright Brothers.
The story of women’s suffrage contains many smaller stories that can help us understand the larger movement more completely. The dress reform movement is a powerful lens through which to study and teach the story of the women’s suffrage movement.
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 […]
Use primary source sets to teach about child labor in the United States.
As the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros square off in the 2019 World Series, you and your students can visit the Library of Congress online to explore how the game has evolved.
Primary sources related to Cherokee removal offer a rich and complex story detailing how the systems of federalism and separation of powers failed to protect Cherokee treaty rights.
A photograph can prompt your students to look closely, think about what they see and what they know, and maybe even ask questions that lead to further research and investigation.
Through primary source inquiry and discussion, teachers can present a more nuanced telling of school desegregation and the complexity of state-federal relationships.
Learn about tectonic plates and helping students learn about earthquakes.