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Published on Fri, 06/10/2016

Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 10.23.27 PMThe Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets (eBooks) are an exciting way for students and educators to explore digital primary source materials. Each Discovery Set literally puts eyewitness historical materials at student’s fingertips as each collection is now available on iPads for FREE! Students may touch, draw on and explore treasures from the Library of Congress’ vast collections. Tools including zoom, illustrator, and note-taking allow students to making meaningful and authentic connections to primary source documents such as charts, cartoons, posters, and maps. Each set is specifically designed for student use and comes with a Teacher’s Guide featuring background information, teaching ideas, and additional resources. New Student Discovery Sets topics include:
  • Scientific Data
  • Weather Forecasting
  • The New Deal
The Library of Congress currently has 15 sets available on topics ranging from the Harlem Renaissance to Women’s Suffrage. Explore Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets further at http://www.loc.gov/teachers/student-discovery-sets/?loclr=blogtea
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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.