Bring the Library of Congress to Your Classroom (3 credit)

Take This Free Course - Open to All Northern Virginia Teachers -
Bring the Library of Congress to Your Classroom

90 Re-certification Points/3 Advanced Academic Credits
Thursday evenings - January 28 – May 26, 2016  - 4:30 – 7:30

Location:  Leis Center, 7423 Camp Alger Ave., Falls Church, VA 22042

Fairfax teachers - sign up through MyPLT and on

Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church teachers should go to to register or call 703-294-6270 for more information.

•    Create lessons and activities for immediate classroom use.
•    Explore Library of Congress digital treasures with real life relevance to promote literacy, critical thinking and enhance learning.
•    Engage students in inquiry, global research and discovery using the rich, digitized collections from the World Digital Library.
•    Collect fully prepared primary source sets, lesson plans and analytical tools from the nation’s Library to enhance critical thinking in your classroom.
•    Dig deeply into historical newspapers (1835-1923) to uncover stories and culture from the past to teach perspective.
•    Sample photographs, prints, oral histories, film clips, political cartoons, maps, manuscripts, sound recordings and more.
•    Investigate ready-to-use activities and lessons for your subject/grade – all correlated to the SOLs.
•    Create short inquiry projects such as DBQs with primary sources.