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Special Opportunity for Teachers

  • Exhibition Workshop: The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom

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Webinars 2015

The Library of Congress is pleased to announce a series of free webinars for K-12 educators for the 2014-15 school year. These one-hour online sessions will focus on using the Library’s digitized collections to meet content and skills standards across the curriculum.

Schedule and registration information appears below.

Date Title Description
January 13 at 4:00 ET

Recording, part 1

Recording, part 2
Teaching with Primary Sources in the Science Classroom Using historical primary sources–documents created at the time under study–can propel teaching and learning about the nature of science, the practices of real life scientists, the impact of science on society and culture, and more.

Participants will experience how an inquiry-driven analysis of a primary source can engage students, pull out key science concepts, and build literacy skills. Participants will be invited to make connections to their own teaching, and will learn how to access primary sources and tools to support primary source analysis from the Library of Congress.
January 22 at 4:00 ET

Recording
Registration required to view
Special Event with Teaching Tolerance

Civil Rights and Analyzing Images
A co-presentation of Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress. Participants will consider nine essential areas that should be covered when teaching and learning about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Participants will analyze an image from the Library’s collections and identify questioning techniques to help students build an understanding about the complexity of the Civil Rights Movement.
February 19 at 4:00 ET

Recording
Registration required to view
Special Event with Teaching Tolerance

Building Literacy Skills and Teaching about the Civil Rights Movement with Primary Sources
A co-presentation of Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress. Participants will analyze a map and explore the map’s context—the world in which it was created and not just the world that it shows. Education experts will discuss the significance of maps, model thinking routines and highlight items from the exhibition, “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom.”
February 24 at 4:00 ET

Recording
Free Primary Sources from the World Digital Library Preparing young people around the world to be better global citizens is one goal of the World Digital Library (WDL) – a project led by the Library of Congress in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and other libraries, archives, and museums from around the world. The mission of the WDL is to provide free access to primary sources that document the histories and cultural achievements of all countries. Learn how WDL can assist educators in incorporating its multilingual primary sources into their teaching.
March 19 at 4:00 ET Special Event with Teaching Tolerance

Identifying Bias and Perspective when Teaching about the Civil Rights Act of 1964
A co-presentation of Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress. This session will examine the five essential practices for teaching about the Civil Rights Movement – educate for empowerment, know how to talk about race, capture the unseen, tell a complicated story, and connect to the present. Education experts will model how the "Circle of Viewpoints" teaching strategy can be used to identify different perspectives using a series of primary sources about civil rights.

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April 7 at 4:00 ET Hangout with Historic Newspapers The purpose of this panel is to highlight the historic newspapers available through Chronicling America and discuss teaching strategies for using the materials with students.

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April 16 at 4:00 ET Special Event with Teaching Tolerance

Selecting Primary Sources to Examine the Civil Rights Act of 1964
A co-presentation of Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress. Primary sources engage students in developing a deeper understanding of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Selecting primary sources to use in the classroom requires careful consideration including examining audience, context, point of view and logistics. Education experts will lead participants in selecting primary sources while discussing the goals of teaching about the Civil Rights Movement to include events, leaders, groups, history, obstacles, tactics and connections to other movements, current events and civic participation.

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Workshops

If you are planning to visit the Library we can assist your group with professional development programming.

The Library can host up to twenty-five attendees and the minimum number is twelve participants per session.

Each session is one hour and fifteen minutes.

Choose one of three workshops:

  • Introduction to the Library of Congress - An overview of the digitized materials and K-12 resources from the Library of Congress.
  • Analyzing Primary Sources: Prints and Photographs - Learn instructional strategies for using visual images in the classroom.
  • Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps - Learn instructional strategies for using maps in the classroom.

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