Library of Congress

The Library of Congress collaborates with a consortium of educational partners. TPS Consortium members extend the reach and applicability of the TPS program by creating curriculum, delivering professional development to pre-and in-service teachers, and contributing to investigations of primary sources in K-12 instruction. Their projects reflect focus on a diversity of teacher and student populations, professional concentrations, program approaches and geographic locations.

Quick Links to LOC Resources

Resources for Teachers

Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

Themed Resources

Exhibitions, special presentations, lesson plans and other materials gathered from throughout the Library of Congress for selected curricular themes.

Classroom Materials

Created by teachers for teachers, these ready-to-use materials provide easy ways to incorporate the Library’s unparalleled primary sources into instruction.

Teaching with Primary Sources - University of South Carolina

This website was created by USC student Lisa Hilleary, under the direction of Dr. Karen Gavigan. It has quick links to all LOC lesson plans on all topics.

Primary Source Sets

Sets of primary sources on unique topics, including the Civil War, Baseball, Found Poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, Women’s Suffrage and Immigration.

Using Primary Sources

These pages discuss primary sources, how to find them and how to cite them, copyright information and a teacher’s guide and analysis tool.