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Created by teachers for teachers, these ready-to-use materials provide easy ways to incorporate the Library’s unparalleled primary sources into instruction.

Zora Neale Hurston

Primary Source Sets
Sets of primary sources on specific topics.

Printing Press mural

Lesson Plans
Teacher-created lesson plans using Library of Congress primary sources.

A man emerging from a hatch

Presentations & Activities
Media-rich historical context and opportunities for both teachers and students to explore.

The United States flag

Themed Resources
The Library’s best exhibitions, activities, primary sources, and lesson plans on popular curricular themes.

Detail from a WPA poster showing two people in a cavern

Collection Connections
Historical context and ideas for teaching with specific Library of Congress primary source collections.