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2016-17 Webinars

November 29, 2016 7:00 ET

Special Event with National Writing Project - Introducing the Library of Congress
Explore what the Library of Congress has for teachers, including lesson plans and primary source sets, webinars and professional development opportunities, social media channels, and more. Share your top tips and favorite resources, and learn from others. More information here.

December 7, 2016 4:00 ET

Books Go to War
Join Library of Congress reference specialist, Abby Yochelson of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division as she discusses “Books Go to War: Armed Services Editions in World War II” based on the "America Reads" exhibition. Recording

December 14, 2016 4:00 ET

One Year in the Life of America
Encore presentation from the Online Conference

By gathering and analyzing primary sources from the Library of Congress, students can explore real-world problems and challenges that prompt questioning, inquiry and research. This presentation will model an approach that promotes these skills by focusing on select events from a particular year in history. Recording

December 15, 2016 7:00 ET

Special Event with National Writing Project - Visible Thinking Routines and Primary Sources
Education experts will model how to use visible thinking strategies to enhance the power of primary sources in your classroom. A wide variety of easy-to-use routines will be modeled and discussed. More information here.

2016 Online Conference for Educators

The Library hosted its second annual online conference on Oct 25-26, 2016. Over the course of two days, there were 15 one-hour sessions facilitated by Library specialists, instructional experts from the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium, and other recognized K-12 leaders. Recordings here.

Teaching with Music-Related Primary Sources Face-to-Face Workshop

In this one-day workshop for K-12 educators, Library of Congress education and music specialists will model a variety of strategies for using music-related primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. This hands-on, collaborative session will feature historic audio files, sheet music, song sheets, prints and photographs, and other resources from the Library’s collections.

For more information and to register, go here.

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