Primary Sources Library of Congress

  • The overriding goal of the "Primary Sources and the C3 Social Studies Inquiries" project is to establish across the CiTi region a foundation for the integration of materials from the Library of Congress into curricula that support implementation of the K-12 New York State Social Studies Framework and Common Core learning standards. Three of the objectives are to:

    • Increase participants' awareness of the Library of Congress primary sources as well as the other teacher resources at the Library and their use in implementing curricula to meet the New York State Social Studies Framework and the Common Core Learning Standards.
    • Provide collaborative opportunities for school librarians and classroom teachers to create lessons and activities that incorporate research materials from the Library of Congress.
    • Establish a core group of educators within the CiTi region equipped to turnkey their training and use their experience to assist their teaching colleagues in curricular development supporting the growth of student research skills.