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.
Planning to use the Primary Source Analysis Tool? Find and share strategies for activating students’ prior knowledge.
How are primary sources impacting teachers? Hear from our 2011 Library of Congress Teacher Institute participants.
When is a cartoon serious about making a point? When it’s a political cartoon.
Students can explore Thomas Jefferson’s rough draft of the Declaration of Independence to think about the story behind the edits.
How can a set of 16th century maps capture students’ imagination and invite close observation? Read on to find out!
Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom.