September 9, 2020

Guided Primary Source Analysis: I Am an American Day

Find a partner and have one read the first article and the other the second article. Each person should re-read their article and then analyze the source to answer the questions below. (NOTE: to enlarge the type, click here to read them online) What argument does the article present? What evidence from the text supports your response? Why do you think the author chose to include these specific details of description or explanation? What was happening during this time period? Who do … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: Preamble to the Constitution Image Sequencing

Students deepen their understanding of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution with this primary source image sequencing activity. Lesson implementation Direct students to work individually, in pairs or in small groups to write a definition of the word “democracy”. When students have finished, tell them that the word “democracy” comes from two Greek words: “demos” meaning “people” and “kratos” meaning “power” or “authority.” Ask them if they now want to revise the definitions they … [Read more...]

Library of Congress 2014 Educator Webinars

The Library of Congress will be hosting a series of free webinars for K-12 educators during the 2014-15 school year. The one-hour webinars will focus on using the Library’s digitized collections to meet curriculum content and skills standards. The webinars will generally be held every other Tuesday at 7:00 ET (you can sign in 10 minutes before the session begins) and are available to the first 99 participants except where noted. Recordings of each session will be made and posted for review at … [Read more...]