The Teaching with Primary Sources Program (TPS) at the University of the Arts created a guide to studying photographs, Look Back. See Further: Studying photographs and drawing connections between primary sources from the Library of Congress and local collections. Meant for use in the classroom or as inspiration for teaching, the guide helps users build visual literacy skills - making meaning of images through analysis and interpretation, and using images effectively.
Explore what the Library of Congress has for teachers, including primary source sets and lesson plans for teaching with primary sources, and professional development opportunities. Take a quick tour of ways to connect with experts from the Library and tap into the Library’s vast collections to find even more resources for your classroom. Find out why one Summer Institute participant described the Library as having “layer upon layer of awesome.”
Today the grandchildren of Vietnam War veterans are attending middle and high schools throughout America, sitting side-by-side with the children of those who served more recently in Desert Storm and the Iraq War. But how much do they really know about these conflicts and the sacrifices their dads, moms and grandparents proudly made?