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Lesson Plan: The Establishment of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the history and significance of the Library of Congress
  • Understand the role of the Library of Congress in preserving and providing access to knowledge and culture
  • Can analyze primary sources related to the establishment of the Library of Congress

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the history and significance of the Library of Congress. Students will then work in pairs to analyze primary sources related to the establishment of the Library of Congress, including letters, newspaper articles, and government documents. Finally, students will share their findings with the class and participate in a group discussion.

Resources/Materials

  • Primary sources related to the establishment of the Library of Congress
  • Lecture notes

Activities

  • Brief lecture on the history and significance of the Library of Congress
  • Pair work analyzing primary sources
  • Group discussion

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13 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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