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Notice of Funding Availability: Request for Applications for Online Interactives and Mobile Apps

The Library of Congress announces the availability of $950,000 to support the development of online interactives and mobile apps for classroom use on Congress and civic participation. Applications due May 31, 2015.
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Two 2015-16 Teacher-in-Residence Positions Available

One K-12 educator to focus on the Library’s science collections and one on the audio-visual collections

The Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence program is designed to give the selected educators a unique professional development experience – a year at the Library in Washington, DC, working side by side with education staff to promote the use of the Library’s resources by K-12 educators. For educators with significant experience teaching with historic primary sources. Applications are due Tuesday, April 7th. Learn more and apply now.

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New Lesson Plans with a Global Perspective

Check out two new lesson plans from the Library of Congress.

The Alaska Purchase: Debating the Sale from Russian and U.S. Perspectives supports student use of primary sources from Russia and the U.S. to examine the respective Russian and American rationales for agreeing to the sale.

A Russian Settlement in Alaska: A Community at the Meeting of Frontiers invites students to explore Novo-Arkhangel’sk, which today is called Sitka, during the time that it was the administrative center for Russian possessions in North America.

Both lesson plans use primary sources from the Meeting of Frontiers, a bilingual, multimedia English-Russian digital library that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Let us know in the comments how you teach about places where the history of the United States overlaps that of other countries.

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