Lesson Plan

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources

Teacher C.
Technology Specialist
Teacher Center, New York, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Participants will be able to...

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades Pre-K – 12
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1 Hook

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Participants are broken into groups of 4.

Each group views an image from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources.

All 4 groups complete a collaborative inquiry sheet: I see, I think, I wonder.

Together the entire goup discusses how all the images are connected and gives the collection a title.



2 Direct Instruction

Presenters show a quick video overview of the Library of Congress.


3 Guided Practice

Presenters give an guided tour of the Library of Congress highlighting the most important features fo educators.

4 Independent Practice

Participants explore content on their own with the following question to guide them. How can I use Library of Congress in my school community?

5 Wrap-Up

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Exit Ticket: How will you use LOC in your school community?