The Teachers website created by the Library of Congress contains many free educational resources, useful in the elementary through high school classroom. Some of the highlights:
The Learning Page – Lesson plans, teaching tips, and activities using the historical materials from the American Memory collection
American Memory collection – a digital library of documents, recordings, images, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience
Today in History – a compilation of historical happenings along with items from the Library of Congress digital collections applicable to each day of the year.
Performing Arts Encyclopedia – a collection of musical scores, sheet music, webcasts, motion pictures, and sound recordings
- Poetry and Literature Center – resources to help teachers integrate poetry and literature into their lesson plans, as well as a program entitled A Poem a day for American High Schools
(Note: images used are those found on the Library of Congress Teachers website)
Recently, the Teacher Reference Center has been added to the Mervyn Sterne Library’s list of databases. It is an EBSCO database, thus it has the same look and feel as ERIC, Professional Development Collection, PsychINFO, Sport Discus, and Academic Search Premier.
According to EBSCO, this database “provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.” Full text for many of the indexed articles is available in this database or through the article linkers provided under each citation. Topics covered include assessment, pedagogical research, instructional media, continuing education, curriculum development and others that have relevance to K-12 teachers and librarians. The list of journal and magazine titles and their dates of coverage may be found at the EBSCO website.
You may access this database through the library website.
Click on the database icon
Choose education in the subject area
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