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The LC does CCSS

Earlier this week, the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog, announced that it has made its already fabulous  teaching resources–designed to inspire analysis, critical thinking, and the value of working with primary sources–more findable for teachers by aligning them to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

It’s all free and available through a new search tool on the Library’s Teachers Page or on a separate Search by Standards page.

The updated Search by Standards Tool, now leads teachers to
lesson plans, primary source sets, presentations and more—all based on authentic primary sources from the Library’s online collections. . . now aligned to the CCSS, to state content standards, and to several national organizations’ standards.

Teachers may search by state, grade level, and subject to discover Library of Congress teaching materials aligned to those standards.

Or, if you’ve already discovered a perfect lesson or activity on your own, aligned standards are a click away.

Keep up with more great teaching ideas and quality instructional materials by following the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog.

And please don’t miss some of the other wonderful resources from our Library:

Using primary sources (with those fabulous analysis tools)

And, from the Classroom Materials page:

  • Lesson Plans Teacher-created lesson plans using Library of Congress primary sources.
  • Themed Resources One-stop access to the Library’s best exhibitions, activities, primary sources, and lesson plans on popular curricular themes.
  • Primary Source Sets Sets of selected primary sources on specific topics, available as easy-to-print PDFs. Also, background information, teaching ideas, and tools to guide student analysis.
  • Presentations & Activities Presentations and activities offer media-rich historical context or interactive opportunities for exploration to both teachers and students.
  • Collection Connections Historical context and ideas for teaching with specific Library of Congress primary source collections.
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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