Potpourri from TPSNVA: An Invitation to a Library of Congress Visit for Teachers during Spring Break, Ukraine, and a wish for a Happy St. Patrick's Day

Sherry and I invite you to join us for a special visit to the Library of Congress for teachers on April 16, 8:45 - 12:00.  This visit falls during Spring Break for most of our teachers and we hope that you will find a morning at the Library an appealing way to celebrate the end of winter.  If you would like to join us, please go to TPSNVA.org and click on April 16 to register.

If you are using current events such as those unfolding in Ukraine to teach geography and history, see Places in the News http://www.loc.gov/today/placesinthenews/ for a warm-up map exercise.  See the Prints and Photographs division for photographs of the Crimea from the time of the Crimean War (1853-1856) to that of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's Yalta Conference in Crimea in 1945 and beyond. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=crimean&fa=displayed%3Aanywhere&sp=1&sg=true

 Finally, we send our wishes for a Happy St. Patrick's Day along with this image of St. Patrick's Day in America from 1872.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004670082/