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Through a variety of professional development programs and resources, educators can learn how to effectively use American Memory resources in the classroom.
Workshops are offered:
  • In House - extending a "hands on" experience through the Learning Center of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Through Videoconference and other technologies providing programs and workshops through distance learning.
  • As Self-Serve for use by school districts, for school in-service, or by educators in their classrooms or homes.
These workshops provide an introduction to the American Memory collections, a variety of ideas for using the collections in the classroom, and technical tips and "how-to" suggestions for effective use of the multimedia resource in the American Memory collections.


These handy guides make excellent "quick reference" resources which are useful for personal use or as handouts at presentations and professional development sessions.

The American Memory Fellows Program

Though the American Memory Fellows Program ended in 2001, the Library of Congress sponsored 250 exemplary educators in summer institutes in Washington, DC. Workshops from these institutes are available for use in your schools. The Fellows created (and "road tested") Lessons that draw upon the Library of Congress online materials. American Memory Fellows continue to share their knowledge locally and nationally through conference presentations, workshops, seminars, and written publications.

The Teaching with Primary Sources Program

The Teaching with Primary Sources Program works with colleges and other educational organizations to deliver professional development programs that help teachers use the Library of Congress' rich reservoir of digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction.

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Last updated 01/15/2009