Library of Congress Resources

Ready to start using primary sources in your classroom?   The Library of Congress Teachers’ Page has some great resources that you can start using today!

Library of Congress Themed Resources - Library's description, "Exhibitions, special presentations, lesson plans and other materials gathered from throughout the Library of Congress for selected curricular themes". We like to think of these as one stop shopping for teachers everywhere.

Library of Congress Primary Source Sets - here is a list of the available primary source sets from

Lesson Plans - free lesson plans incorporating primary sources, designed by educators!

Analysis Tools - The Library of Congress has designed a set of analysis tools you can use in your classroom  to help your students’ critical thinking skills as they investigate primary sources.

TPS Journal - Produced by TPS partners around the country, these publications focus on best practices for using primary sources, each with a particular theme and including teacher spotlights and sample activities.

Take Online Modules - Earn a certificate of completion by taking the Library's self-paced interactive modules. Each multimedia-rich program delivers approximately one hour of staff development.

Current News

New resource: Book Backdrops developed by our summer institue participants.

Calendar of Events:

Coming this Fall 2015

Transforming America: America in the Gilded Age (Date to be announced soon)

Other offerings this fall will be Essentials Exploration and a Special Topics workhop focused on WWII