Library of Congress and announce new educational series
For Immediate Release
Publishing & Media
CHICAGO â€” , the book publishing arm of the °ÄĂĹÁůşĎ˛ĘżŞ˝±app, is pleased to announce a new educational series, â€śDiscover and Learn with the Library of Congress,â€ť to be published in association with the Library of Congress.
Combining facsimiles of primary sources from the Libraryâ€™s 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 6â€“12. Organized thematically around topics frequently taught nationwideâ€”and designed to support state curricula and teaching standardsâ€” 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 sourcesâ€™ origins, and guides to additional online resources.
â€śDiscover and Learn with the Library of Congressâ€ť 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 Libraryâ€™s 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 â€śDiscover and Learn with the Library of Congressâ€ť series will be published as full-color larger-format (8.5 x 11-inch) 32â€“64-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 eraâ€™s most frequently taught milestones: Rosa Parksâ€™s 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 Editions in partnership with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
Learn more about the series in the Library of Congressâ€™s .
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â€śDiscover and Learn with the Library of Congressâ€ť is a product of the Libraryâ€™s 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 Libraryâ€™s resources. The Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office administers the Libraryâ€™s 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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The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the °ÄĂĹÁůşĎ˛ĘżŞ˝±app (), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.