Teachers: Meet Library of Congress Staff at NCTE and NCSS

Are you going to either the National Council of Social Studies Conference November 16-18 in Seattle or to the National Council for Teachers of English Conference November in Las Vegas? The Library of Congress Educational Outreach Team will be exhibiting and presenting at both conferences.

Here is information on the presentations:

Free Professional Development for All from the Library of Congress
Fri, 11/16/2012 – 10:15am – 11:15am
Room 212
Session ID 1058

Library of Congress: Online Resources for Meeting Your Standards
Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level One, MGM Grand
Saturday, 11/17 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

There will be more information next Wednesday including details on how those visiting the Library of Congress booth can get a special gift.

Hope to see you there!

Sights and Sounds of the Omaha Indians: Documenting Native American Celebrations

The Library of Congress American Folklife Center has worked to preserve the culture of America’s people. Through on-site recordings and unposed images we are able to experience the language, the songs, the stories and the performances of Native Americans in their communities or here at the Library of Congress.

Voting Rights for Women

The original Constitution of the United States was nearly mute on voting rights, ceding them to the states to determine. This, the second of two posts exploring the struggles of two groups to gain full voting rights, will take a look at the long road toward the full enfranchisement of women.

Path to the Presidency: Catching the Voter’s Eye

Campaign posters, buttons and other ephemera are not new. Prior to the advent of radio, television and the internet, candidates used campaign signs, buttons, ribbons, light shades and banners to reach out to voters who might not have been able to come to a speech or access a newspaper. The Library of Congress has made many of these unique artifacts available online.