Exhibitions, special presentations, lesson plans and other materials gathered from throughout the Library of Congress for selected curricular themes.
Explore the life of the sixteenth president of the U.S. through photographs, his correspondence, speeches and expert commentary from the Library of Congress.
The rise of consumer culture traced through branding and product information.
Asian Pacific Americans
Official documents, newspapers, photos, poems, maps, images, and Webcasts chronicle the experiences and accomplishments of Asian Americans in the United States.
Culture, change and history, including Jackie Robinson's groundbreaking role, through baseball cards, songs, and historical documents.
Civics and Government
The evolution and functioning of the U.S. Government from the Constitution and other founding documents through current legislative information.
The African-American struggle for full citizenship from abolition, Reconstruction and the Jim Crow laws, continuing to Brown v. Board of Education, and the civil rights movement.
The Civil War
America's Civil War made real through photographs and sketches; maps, letters and diaries; oral histories and music.
Colonial and Early America
European colonization of America from early settlers through George Washington's presidency in images, maps and other primary documents.
Elections and the electoral process, the voting franchise, and campaign materials as well as first ladies and presidential inaugurations.
Exploration and Explorers
Exploration of the Americas from Amerigo Vespucci and Columbus through the westward expansion.
Flight and Early Aviators
Scientific evolution of flight from early inventors and aviators including Bell, the Wright brothers, Lindbergh and Earhart.
Geography and Maps
U.S. history and change over time through maps and related historical materials.
The Great Depression
Insights into the effects of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl; migrant workers; the New Deal and the WPA.
Maps, paintings, drawings, photographs, songs, and inscriptions recount the contributions and interactions of Hispanic peoples in North America from 1492 to present.
Songs, images and historical perspective on holidays as varied as Thanksgiving, Veteran's Day, Labor Day and Mother's Day.
Cultural geography, personal identity and immigration patterns.
The history of workers including women, unions, and child labor through historic films and photographs.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Westward expansion and exploration chronicled in letters, journals, maps and manuscripts from the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Literature and Poetry
History and culture conveyed in the creative written expression of poetry and story.
Music and Dance
The stories of the nation in sound recordings, dance manuals, sheet music, and correspondence.
Culture, assimilation and relocation efforts, music, treaties, images and speeches.
Nature and the Environment
Human interactions with the environment including the American conservation movement, ecology, and the national parks system.
Perspectives on political events or issues through cartoons ranging from "Join or Die," considered the first American political cartoon, to responses to the September 11, 2001, bombings.
Science and Invention
Inventors and innovations that shape how we live conveyed in images, films and primary source documents.
Summertime and Recreation
Culture and traditions through sports, leisure activities, song and dance.
Wars and the Homefront
Experiences of veterans and civilians conveyed through oral histories, letters, photos, military campaign maps, and songs.
Women's contributions to suffrage, sports, war efforts, and labor reforms.