Now that you have wet your appetite, explore the Library of Congress page further and see what new things you can learn. Remember that this is also a library of books, but those are not our focus.
Exploration suggestions
From the home pagehttp://www.loc.gov/index.htmlSearch search the topic links on the right:


  1. World History & Cultures
  2. Science, Technology, and Business,
  3. American History, etc.)

Under Collection Highlights on the main page, you might explore:


  1. The American Veteran's History Project (It is phenomenal with video interviews, a database of veterans, etc.)
  2. American Memory ( click the "more browse options " on the lower left to get to the page where you can browse this fabulous collection by time period, place, topic, and more to get to the information you need.)
  3. Prints and Photographs (you can search by subject, by creator or related names, or formats; the search tip page will also help you.)
  4. Click the Teacher page link on the main page and check out the various sections there: Classroom Materials, Primary Source Sets, Themed Resources, Lesson Plans, collection Connections, Presentations and activities and more. You can also search by subject (i.e. math lessons, science lessons Asia, slavery, China, etc.)
  5. From the Teacher Page you can click the Take an online course link and earn a certificate by taking a self -paced course.
  6. Click on Kids and Family link on the main page to get to activities in literature, writing, and reading from the national and state Center for the Book. Our own Jon Scieska was the Natiional Ambassador last year.
Once you explore, please post your summary to the forum so others can learn from your explorations.