Primary Source Spotlight: Teachers & Teaching

La Teacher

“The trouble is that we don’t always realize how important teachers are, in music or in anything else. Teaching is probably the noblest profession in the world — the most unselfish, difficult, and honorable profession. It is also the most unappreciated, underrated, underpaid, and underpraised profession in the world.” Leonard Bernstein

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Week of the Teacher primary source album

Teacher Teacher sheet music

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Select historical newspaper articles on teachers and teaching from the Evening Star (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1959

Select articles from The Ogala Light (Pine Ridge, S.D.) 1905-1920

Appreciating “all the great teachers on earth who work so hard to give young people a world that is a better, richer, and more civilized place” Teaching with the Library of Congress blog May 3, 2021

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