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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.
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  • Lesson Plans  Teacher-created lesson plans using Library of Congress primary sources.
  • Themed Resources  One-stop access to the Library’s best exhibitions, activities, primary sources, and lesson plans on popular curricular themes.
  • Primary Source Sets  Sets of selected primary sources on specific topics, available as easy-to-print PDFs. Also, background information, teaching ideas, and tools to guide student analysis.
  • Presentations & Activities  Presentations and activities offer media-rich historical context or interactive opportunities for exploration to both teachers and students.
  • Collection Connections  Historical context and ideas for teaching with specific Library of Congress primary source collections.