Description: 7 pm Central time, access granted at 6:50 pm | limited to first 99 people
Some of the most powerful primary sources in the collections of the Library of Congress are visual images. From photographs to prints, from political cartoons to advertisements, from posters to architectural drawings, these images seem to document every aspect of the human experience.
By analyzing a visual image, students can discover more than just the image’s content—they can also begin to explore its context. Analyzing images lets students discover new topics for exploration, and also build visual literacy skills that they can apply not only to primary sources, but to anything they see.
Education experts from the Library will discuss the power of images, model how to analyze photographs and prints, and demonstrate how to find images from the Library of Congress.
Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress TPS-Barat provides no-cost teacher professional development to help K-12 educators provide high-quality classroom instruction using the millions of digitized primary sources available from www.loc.gov.
The mission of the national Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational
Learn more about Teaching with Primary Sources by visiting www.loc.gov/teachers.