Kindergarten Historians: Primary Sources & Early Grades Learners
If you've ever wondered how early elementary students develop historical thinking skills, join the 2016-17 Teacher in Residence to learn about her experiences teaching historical thinking routines to kindergarteners. Part of the Library's 2016 online conference for teachers.
Avoiding the Fate of the Mayans
The Maya civilization, at its peak, was one of the most densely populated and culturally dynamic societies in the world. But after flourishing for a thousand years, it abruptly disappeared. Thanks to Landsat satellite data and climate models, NASA archaeologist Tom Sever has gained insights into the event known as the Maya Collapse. His findings can inform our lives today. The presentation, the second...
About the FSA Collection
Description of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress. History of the New Deal photographic unit and its creation of documentary images from 1935 to 1943, which portray scenes of the Great Depression, farms and small town life, and the buildup of American industry for World War II.
Globalization Through the Centuries
Economic globalization is a new word for an old process, according to economic historian Herman Van der Wee, holder of the Chair of the Countries and Cultures of the North in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Van der Wee explained this concept in a lecture titled "Economic Globalization in the Mirror of History." In his lecture, Van der Wee...
Van Der Wee, Herman
The Proper Role of Copyright In Protecting Software-Enabled Consumer Products
The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study to review the role of copyright law with respect to software-enabled consumer products. This session will explore the role of copyright law as it relates to software, including whether and how software in "everyday products" can be distinguished from other types of software, the rationale and proper scope of copyright protection for embedded software, and the...
African Poetry Book Fund Spotlight
During the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, African Poetry Book Fund board members discussed contemporary African poetry.
Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL)
FOKAL (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty) supports 35 community libraries throughout Haiti from Port-Salut to Pestel to Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitian. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to be an organization that also supports arts and culture programming, has a debate program, and supports grassroots initiatives and water projects. How has this organization impacted Haiti and through its work strengthened the roots of a...
Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 2)
This conference showcases the unparalleled cartographic collections at the Library of Congress and engage a wide array of experts in exploring how Washington has evolved over 200 years. Speakers include Jon Campbell, Pamela Scott, Roberta Stevens, Dan Bailey, Thomas Patterson, Susan Spain and Eliza Voigt. (Day Two)