When teachers encourage students to learn about where they live and perhaps link their community to a larger event, they can see they are part of a larger story. Students can understand that they are a part of history and that they make history every day.
What is Flag Day? It’s a great opportunity to help students discover the history and meaning of an important national symbol.
Sometime before the age of 16, Washington transcribed 110 “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation” into his school copybook. Did Washington live his adult life according to these rules?
More than 20 million digitized primary source items present almost limitless opportunities for both exciting discovery and serious frustration. Here is the first in a short series on finding primary sources online from the Library of Congress.
What do you think of when you think of the President of the United States of America? We are fortunate that most presidents have left us their personal papers where we can read about their feelings, their concerns and their love for family and friends.
If you’ve recently searched online for primary sources from the Library of Congress, you may have noticed some exciting changes.
Browse a selection of digitized rare children’s books from the collections of the Library of Congress.
Use maps to develop fun, yet meaningful, activities across disciplines for students at any level.
So, your students have analyzed a primary source. What’s next? The Teacher’s Guide to Analyzing Primary Sources offers guidance, and so does our Teacher in Residence.
Where can you find digitized rare books, information about the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, the National Book Festival, and myriad other resources to support literacy and reading? Visit READ.gov, from the Library of Congress.