January 28, 2023

Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium

News Grab the Mic One Last Time You won't want to miss the final guest post on the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog by Jason Reynolds, who is wrapping up his third term as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. | Read: Five Ways to Say Goodbye Join In: Voluntary Associations in America This new exhibition at the Library explores America’s history as a “nation of joiners” and the long tradition of volunteering for a wide range of groups and causes. It … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage

World Spotlight source sets Argentina Brazil Chile Cuba Guantánamo Bay Guatemala Dominican Republic Guatemala Mexico Nicaragua Panama Peru Puerto Rico Venezuela Primary source source sets New Mexico Chicano art Movement Christopher Columbus Columbus Day The Gadsden Purchase José Manuel Gallegos El Grito de Dolores – Mexican Independence Day Gabriela Mistral Mexican American War Mexican Americans & United Farm … [Read more...]

Today in History: Federal Patent for Steamboat Awarded

Today in History–August 26–the Library of Congress features the awarding of a federal patent for the steamboat on this day in 1791 to two (!) men—John Fitch and James Rumsey—each who had devised different systems. Find out whose sketch of what is featured above and uncover more fascinating facts by visiting the Today in History section. Then, if you haven't run out of steam, check out this large collection of primary sources related to Fitch, Rumsey, and the steamboat. Fitch & Rumsey … [Read more...]