If you’re attending the International Society of Technology in Education in San Diego this year, please come visit the Library of Congress on the exhibit floor. The Library will be in booth #4641.
In addition to the materials found on the Teachers Page, there are many other resources on the Library of Congress website that teachers can use to find primary sources.
As students (and teachers) begin looking ahead to summer, celebrate the Fourth of July a little early in your classroom by using The Declaration of Independence: Rewriting the Rough Draft, an online activity from the Library of Congress,
What can a political cartoon say that a drawing or photograph can’t? The Teaching with the Library of Congress blog has published a few helpful posts on using political cartoons in the classroom.
Focusing on details in a set of visual images can reinforce the idea that photographs have a point of view. Studying and comparing various photographs of a subject can reveal a great deal about how each photographer viewed the subject. In the previous post,we asked you to post your answers to the question “Which of these photographs are of the same person?” This post will explore the answer.
Focusing on details in a set of visual images can reinforce the idea that photographs have a point of view. Studying and comparing various photographs of a subject can reveal a great deal about how each photographer viewed the subject. Study the set of images and, in the comments, post your answer to the question. We’ll answer the question in the next post.
Over the past year, this blog has introduced some of the primary sources that make the Library unique, along with the teaching skills that can help teachers unlock those sources’ potential.
This guest post from Sara W. Duke, Curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art, of the Prints and Photograph Division at the Library of Congress, looks at images related to the War of 1812.
What can one individual’s experience tell us about a larger historical event?
Do you use photographs in the classroom? Here are some great resources for you from the Library of Congress.