Library of Congress and Ş█░─╠Ę═╝┐Ôannounce new educational series
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CHICAGO ÔÇö , the book publishing arm of the Ş█░─╠Ę═╝┐Ô, is pleased to announce a new educational series, ÔÇťDiscover and Learn with the Library of Congress,ÔÇŁ to be published in association with the Library of Congress.
Combining facsimiles of primary sources from the LibraryÔÇÖs unparalleled collections with background information and teaching strategies, titles in the series will present classroom-ready materials for teachers, librarians, and home educators working with grades 6ÔÇô12. Organized thematically around topics frequently taught nationwideÔÇöand designed to support state curricula and teaching standardsÔÇö these accessible resources will provide proven, student-centered, inquiry-based strategies for teaching with primary sources. Selections feature perspectives and voices that are often missing from typical textbook narratives and reflect best practices in information literacy by providing source citations, information about the sourcesÔÇÖ origins, and guides to additional online resources.
ÔÇťDiscover and Learn with the Library of CongressÔÇŁ reframes research as an engaging process that feeds curiosity, creativity, and change, while preparing students for the future by developing their critical thinking skills. The goal of the series is to help educators identify the most compelling and relevant items for their students from the LibraryÔÇÖs extensive collections, help them integrate primary source materials into their instruction, and provide them the flexibility to customize the materials to meet the unique needs of their students.
Titles in the ÔÇťDiscover and Learn with the Library of CongressÔÇŁ series will be published as full-color larger-format (8.5 x 11-inch) 32ÔÇô64-page softcover books, each complete with a background essay, an in-depth usage guide, and a variety of curated primary sources, teaching ideas, links to additional resources, and other tools for educators. The new series will launch in late 2024 with publication of The Civil Rights Movement, which includes material that highlights the eraÔÇÖs most frequently taught milestones: Rosa ParksÔÇÖs arrest and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Brown v. Board of Education, school desegregation in Little Rock, the Birmingham campaign, the March on Washington, the Selma civil rights marches, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The series will be promoted by Ş█░─╠Ę═╝┐ÔEditions in partnership with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
Learn more about the series in the Library of CongressÔÇÖs .
The is the worldÔÇÖs largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United StatesÔÇöand extensive materials from around the worldÔÇöboth on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at ; access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at ; and register creative works of authorship at .
ÔÇťDiscover and Learn with the Library of CongressÔÇŁ is a product of the LibraryÔÇÖs Center for Learning, Literacy, and Engagement. The center connects public audiences with Library collections to produce dynamic experiences that value curiosity, model research, and celebrate community. As part of the center, the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office works to engage, inspire, and inform educators, librarians, early researchers, and literacy champions about the LibraryÔÇÖs resources. The Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office administers the LibraryÔÇÖs Teaching with Primary Sources Grant program and the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program, develops content for teachers, and facilitates in-person and online professional development opportunities for educators and school librarians.
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