Join the Library of Congress for their second annual online conference for educators, Discover and Explore with Library of Congress Primary Sources, on Oct. 25-26. Sessions will take place from 2-6 p.m. MST each day.
The keynote speaker will be Tonya Bolden, an award-winning author of more than 20 books for young people. Her most recent work, How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (Viking), chronicles the history behind the development and the building of the latest museum on the National Mall.
Over the course of two days, there will be 15 one-hour sessions facilitated by library specialists, instructional experts from the library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium, and other recognized K-12 leaders. Highlights include:
- Wide range of topics from visual literacy and historical thinking to historic newspapers and the history of the Library of Congress;
- Focus on finding and using primary sources;
- Certificates for participating in sessions will be available.
Additionally, each session will be recorded and, for a limited time, certificates will also be available to those who view the recordings.