Finding Resources: Teachers’ Section

teachers section

The Teachers section of the Library of Congress website is chock full of ready-made classroom materials, free professional development and many more resources for educators. Below we describe the resources and provide links to get you what you need quickly.

Teaching with Primary Sources Partner Program
grantees, who comprise the TPS Consortium, deliver TPS professional development and academic courses, design curriculum and apps/online interactives using primary sources from the Library’s collections, and/or conduct research on the classroom use of primary sources

Teacher in Residence Programs
teachers work with the Library’s education staff to develop programs and resources that support teachers nationwide

Getting Started with Primary Sources
provides a definition for primary sources and provides tips for bringing them into your classroom quickly and effectively

Classroom Materials

  • Primary Source Sets
    primary sources on a specific frequently-taught topic, along with historical background information and teaching ideas
  • Lesson Plans
    teacher-created lessons using Library primary sources
  • Presentations
    media-rich historical context and opportunities for both teachers and students to explore

Professional Development