Blog Sharing Current Thinking on Effective Classroom Practices
Since its launch in 2011, the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog has included more than 900 posts covering a wide range of topics and suggesting various strategies for deepening student engagement and learning. Teaching strategies, outstanding primary sources, lesson plans, teacher resources, and current thinking on effective classroom practice are all open for discussion. For example, a recent February post- highlights the role of inventions in changing our daily lives. Earlier posts include “The Terrain of Freedom: Mapping Stories about People and Places in the African American Struggle for Justice, Rights, and Equality” (January 28) and “Teaching Civic Ideals Using Primary Sources: The Origin and Evolution of the Bill of Rights” (January 23).The Library of Congress has millions of primary sources available for free online.
The Meeting House, in New York City, has created a new Virtual Playground where children can join together online with their real-world friends in an interactive space. The Playground is updated each day by adding original and curated content in diverse formats, including video, music, art, games, downloads, links, activities, yoga lessons, and storytelling.