The Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.
As the school year gets underway, we share this tool kit to help you bring people's history to the classroom. The tool kit features: Popular teaching activities; articles about what's missing from textbooks; Rethinking Schools magazine, a must-read for everyone involved in education; Teaching for Change online bookstore, carefully selected books for pre-K to adult on social justice issues; and much more.
Guest blogger Aaron Kaio describes his middle school students' experience with Civic Mirror, an online program that has creatively engaged them in learning about government, law, economics and citizenship.
Visualizing Emancipation is an ongoing mapping project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that sheds light on when and where men and women became free in the Civil War South. It tells the complex story of emancipation by mapping documentary evidence of black men and women's activities--using official military correspondence, newspapers, and wartime letters and diaries--alongside the movements of Union regiments and the shifting legal status of slavery.
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