Student Discovery Sets
The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature.
Put primary sources in your students' hands
The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set.
Children's Lives at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Children of a century past: How were their lives different from today's? How were they the same? Especially for early grades.
The drafts and debates that brought the Constitution and the Bill of Rights into being, including notes by the documents' framers.
The Dust Bowl
Songs, maps, and iconic photographs document the daily ordeals of rural migrant families during a disastrous decade.
The Harlem Renaissance
Discover some of the innovative thinkers and creative works that contributed to the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance.
The immigrant experience in America from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in primary sources.
The Industrial Revolution
The U.S.'s tumultuous transformation into an industrial power, as revealed in films, images, songs, and stories.
Japanese American Internment
Compelling photographs, including many by Ansel Adams, illuminate the experience of Japanese Americans interned during World War II.
Jim Crow and Segregation
Powerful photos and documents illuminate a century of segregation and the struggles against it.
Political Cartoons and Public Debates
Political cartoons and other documents from three centuries of U.S. history shed light on the persuasive strategies used in public debates.
Symbols of the United States
Watch six well-known symbols of the U.S. change over the centuries. Especially for early grades.
Understanding the Cosmos
Astronomers' depictions of the universe, from before Copernicus to after photography.
The battle for women's right to vote comes to life in the scrapbooks, posters, news stories, cartoons, and firsthand accounts of suffrage activists.