Teaching with The Library of Congress Blog
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This month’s blog focuses on Civil Rights and Current Events. It contains links to the Rosa Parks Papers at the Library of Congress as well as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 exhibit at The Library, showing the parallel between events in present day to those of the past. The blog also links to a webinar series that The Library co-presented with Teaching Tolerance. The link to the blog is here: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/04/
Related to that blog is another entry from February that is all about the Rosa Parks Papers: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/02/the-rosa-parks-papers-a-powerful-new-resource-for-teachers-and-students/
For those of you trying to integrate the sciences, with the STEM initiatives in full force, another blog of interest from last month might be Primary Sources in Science Classrooms: Dimensions of Water Quality. This blog uses a political cartoon and incorporates an historical newspaper article and a 1911 book, Conservation by Sanitation. The link to the blog entry is http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2016/03/primary-sources-in-science-classrooms-dimensions-of-water-quality/
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