The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching.
Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.
Primary Source Set
Congress, Civic Participation, and Primary Sources projects
Rosa Parks: A Primary Source Gallery
Free ebooks for primary source exploration
World War I: What Are We Fighting For Over There?
Civil War Soldiers’ Portraits: The Liljenquist Family Collection
Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom.
Using Primary Sources
Discover quick and easy ways to begin using primary sources in your classroom, with teachers’ guides, information on citing sources and copyright, and the Library’s primary source analysis tool.
The Teaching with Primary Sources Program builds partnerships with educational organizations to support effective instruction using primary sources. TPS partners deliver Library of Congress professional development locally.
The Teaching with Primary Sources Journal
The TPS Journal is an online publication created by the Library of Congress Educational Outreach Division in collaboration with the TPS Educational Consortium.
The Library of Congress provides primary source-based, ready-to-use resources for teachers and facilitators:
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Projects from Congress, Civic Participation, and Primary Sources partners explore history, government, and civic life using Library of Congress primary sources.
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