November 15, 2018

Citizen U: Interdisciplinary Civics Lessons

Citizen U integrates inquiry-based civics across core curriculum disciplines—English-language arts, math, science, and social studies—in elementary, middle school, and high school grades. Created through a grant awarded by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources TPS program, Citizen U is a collaboration of the Barat Education Foundation, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and DePaul University’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning.Get the Lessons! Download a lesson … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Arctic Circle & the North Pole

Arctic Region Library of Congress Places in the News November, 2011Arctic National Geographic Encyclopedic EntryArctic Region mapsArctic image setArctic Circle image setStreaming webcastsFinding the Antipodes: history and cartography of the Arctic and the Antarctic 2015/05/14Day 1 morning Day 1 afternoon Day 2My Winter in Greenland & Summer in Antarctica 2012/09/12 Big Ice Sheets Doing Big Things: Why It's a Big Deal 2011/07/20 On Thin Ice: … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Life on the Farm

What was life on the farm like before large agribusness operations began to dominate U.S. agricultural production? To get a glimpse into the past, take a look at the Today in History section for August 29 (you'll need to scroll down to access the second topic), then click the links below to access a cornucopia of primary source treasures.Farming image setMore farming images from American MemoryDairy farm image setMore dairy farm images from American MemoryFarming oral … [Read more...]

Today in History: First Arbor Day

Today in History–April 10–the Library of Congress features Arbor Day, first celebrated by Nebraskans on this day in 1872.  Today people celebrate Arbor Day worldwide on the last Friday in April. Learn more about this holiday by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access related primary sources.Arbor Day primary source setArbor Day image setArbor Day historical newspaper coverageArbor Day legislationTrees image setTrees book setTrees … [Read more...]