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iCivics: Mini Media Literacy Library

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Designed for the high school classroom, the  mini-lessons in this collection combine studies of the United States government with news literacy skills. Each lesson includes a civics reading, a news literacy feature, and a news literacy...
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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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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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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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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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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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The Minerva Mosaic of the Library of Congress: Taking a Closer Look

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this symbolism lesson, students examine the Minerva Mosaic of the Library of Congress. Students consider the symbolism of the mosaic.
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Thomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The United States Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. But such was not always the case. The library was destroyed during the War of 1812. In a persuasive letter to Samuel H. Smith, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his...
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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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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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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 plan on the Thomas Jefferson Library, students discover a methodology for creative writing by examining Jefferson's letter to congress explaining why they should...
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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 activity, students create a poster of one event. Young scholars review posters and make...
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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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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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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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Lesson PlanThomas Jefferson's Library: Making the Case for a National Library

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore techniques of persuasive writing. In this persuasive writing instructional activity, students examine primary sources regarding the sale of Thomas Jefferson private library to Congress. Students write their own...
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America at the Centennial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore centennial America. In this American history activity, students search the Library of Congress digital collections for primary sources regarding the lifestyles and values of Americans in 1876. High schoolers design...
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The American Dream

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students define the American dream. In this primary research lesson, students search the Library of Congress digital collections for primary sources regarding the ideal of the American dream.  Students create presentation to share...
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Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore personal, local, state, and national history. In this historiography lesson, students search the Library of Congress digital collections for primary sources regarding their family histories framed in local, state, and...
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The Minerva Mosaic of the Library of Congress

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students analyze the Minerva mosaic. In this Library of Congress lesson, students conduct primary source analysis of the mosaic as they interpret the symbolism and mythology featured in the mosaic.
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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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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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To Kill a Mockingbird: A Historical Perspective

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research the Great Depression. In this Great Depression instructional activity, students analyze primary sources to develop an understanding of life in the American south during the depression era as they read Harper Lee's...
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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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