Understanding Goal Understanding Goal

How do primary sources challenge and inspire our memory, reason, and imagination?


  • Library of Congress resources can be used to widen and deepen students’ understanding of school/state curriculum.
  • Specific divisions on the Library of Congress Web site relate to the school/state curriculum.


  • Make connections between primary sources and prior knowledge through concrete to abstract thinking.
  • Recognize differentiated instruction in terms of content, process, and product.
  • Use an understanding goal in a Lesson Plan.
  • Relate major areas on the Library of Congress Web site to purposes for using a library.


Investigative Question Investigative Question

How do primary sources inspire new discoveries that challenge, confirm, and sometimes change our thinking?

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  1. Model Activities Model Activity
  2. Search Strategy
  3. Patron Actions
  4. Exit Card
  5. Follow-up Activities