Primary Source Lessons


Lessons that engage students with primary source materials from different moments in U.S. history.


Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

loctpfInquiry-based lessons for social studies and english-language arts courses using primary sources from the Library of Congress to foster civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions.


History Experience
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Experience offers elementary, middle, and high school students opportunities to develop and enhance their research, writing, and critical thinking skills while they deepen their understanding and appreciation of history and civics.

Foundations of Our Constitution

foundations docsLessons designed to help students explore documents that serve as the foundation for our  democracy. Each lesson consists of three components: (1) a reading with discussion questions, (2) an interactive activity, and (3) the complete text of the document that the lesson explores.



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