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37 resources with the keyterm library of congress

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Putting a Face on History with Photographs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use the Library of Congress to draw your students into history through photographs.
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Fall in Love with the Library of Congress

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Introduce your class to this special library while simultaneously addressing the Common Core State Standards.
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Libraries Are the Place to Be

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Celebrate National Library Week by discovering all that your local library and the Library of Congress have to offer.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Herblock at 100

For Students 8th - 12th
In celebration of renowned cartoonist Herb Block's Library of Congress exhibition, this handout includes 2 of his famous political cartoons for scholars to analyze. Background information describes "Herblock's" career, and talking points...
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Power of the Image -- Descriptive Writing and Images of Children and the Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create a journal from the viewpoint of a child during the Great Depression. They view primary source images of children during the Great Depression. The images used are both photographs and cartoons. After viewing these...
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Evaluating Poems: Library of Congress 180 poems (For ESL Students)

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Although the format of this webpage is confusing, once you find the file labeled "smucker_g_poem.pdf," you'll have all of the resources you need to teach poetry. There are five poems for learners to read, and each poem has a list of...
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Identifying Geometric Shapes in Everyday Life

For Teachers K - 3rd
Elementary school learners explore the concept of geometric shapes, focusing on the circle, triangle, square, and rectangle. They look at photographs to find "hidden shapes." The youngsters discuss all the shapes that can be found all...
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Through Many Lenses: How are Countries Depicted by the Media?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you plan to utilize the ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11" in your classroom, consider incorporating media literacy and research skills. After (or while) learners view the series, they discuss ways information can differ from source...
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The Primary Source

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore primary and secondary sources. In this historical research lesson, students use the internet to find sources of information . Students describe what information they gained from the document or program.
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The Minerva Mosaic of the Library of Congress: Taking a Closer Look

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students take a closer look at the Minerva Mosaic. In this primary source analysis lesson, students use the provided analysis worksheets to study the Minerva image in the Library of Congress and all that it symbolizes.
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Timelines, Webs, and Birthday Cakes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars access the Library of Congress and research historical events that occurred on their birthday. In this historical chronology lesson, students create a poster of one event. Young scholars review posters and make connections...
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Zoom-In: Patrick Henry

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate Patrick Henry. In this primary source lesson students view primary sources of Patrick Henry. They discuss who he was and why he is famous.
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Ancient Egypt

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders compare the Sphinx and the Washington Monument. In this ancient Egypt lesson students discuss the contributions of Egypt to the United States and the world. Primary source pictures are used for the comparisons.
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Introduction to the Library of Congress Website

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the Library of Congress Website.  In this research lesson, 5th graders discuss the website and use it to research a specific topic. Students will share the information they found and share what they liked and...
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine a letter written by Thomas Jefferson. In this lesson on the Thomas Jefferson Library, students discover a methodology for creative writing by examining Jefferson's letter to congress explaining why they should purchase...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students analyze primary sources to develop an understanding of life in the American south during the depression era as they read Harper Lee's To Kill a...
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the need for a national library. In this Library of Congress lesson, students analyze primary sources to investigate the persuasive techniques that Thomas Jefferson used in a letter meant to show his support of the...
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Library of Congress

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students visit the Library of Congress to help them explain the importance of this library and the concept of ownership of ides.
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American Biography: Eye Spy Math

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders find math images in primary sources. In this interdisciplinary lesson plan, 5th graders play "Eye Spy" with historical images. Students search for mathematically related words or symbols.
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Francis Scott Key, Ft. McHenry and "The Star Spangled Banner"

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners explore the national anthem. In this "Star Spangled Banner" lesson students view a primary source picture of the War of 1812. Learners discover the meaning of the lyrics.
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The Radical Minds of Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders evaluate a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Lewis and Clark. In this social studies lesson students use primary sources to draw conclusions about the pioneering men. Students provide evidence to support the claim that...
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Angles in Action

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders apply mathematical concepts to primary source pictures. In this geometry lesson students use Smart Notebook software to assess angles in pictures. They make predictions, measure, and classify acute, right and obtuse angles.
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The Civil War

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the Civil War. In this primary source lesson students use primary source images to investigate the Civil War. They specifically look at Sherman's army plundering a Georgia Plantation.
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What's in a Picture?

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine primary documents. In this what's in a picture lesson plan, 1st graders view pictures of students in classroom from years ago. Students use magnifying glasses to look carefully at the picture. Students discuss their...