“O, fatal day. O, noble victim. Treason has done its worst. The President has been assassinated.” This hand-written diary entry, dated half past 10 o’clock PM, April 14, 1865, concludes simply, “I have just come from near the scene, it is too True.”
When is the pencil mightier than the camera? When it is recording the action on a Civil War battlefield.
How can we help students develop close observation skills?
The city of brotherly love welcomed the Library of Congress with open arms as the ISTE 2011 conference got underway.
On Monday June 27, the Library of Congress will be opening its booth at ISTE 2011, the International Society for Technology in Education’s annual gathering in Philadelphia.
The Library of Congress has a large online collection of posters from World War I, a time when especially engaging and effective posters were in use.
“The Battle Hymn of the Republic” has been around for more than 150 years, but it has a complicated family tree. It started out as a gentle religious camp meeting song in the 1850s, but within a few years, people began giving the tune their own lyrics.
Philadelphia has always been a great place for gatherings, from the Continental Congress to the present day, and the Library will continue that tradition when its staff joins ISTE 2011, the International Society for Technology in Education’s annual gathering at the end of June. The Library of Congress will be there to present effective strategies […]
Want to incorporate newspapers into your classroom activities? Look no further than Chronicling America. Chronicling America is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment of the Humanities that provides access to historic newspapers from around the country. The goal of this program is to provide a searchable list of historic newspapers and also digitize pages from these newspapers.
Planning to use the Primary Source Analysis Tool? Find and share strategies for activating students’ prior knowledge.