American Memory from the Library of Congress

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008

American Memory, maintained by the Library of Congress, is home to superb collections of digital materials that document American history. Available in multiple formats, these materials can be of great use to any ESL students wanting to further their knowledge of American culture.


• Collections browsable by topic (advertising, African American history, architecture/landscape, cities/towns, culture/folklife, environment/conservation, government/law, immigration/American expansion, literature, maps, Native American history, performing arts/music, presidents, religion, sports/recreation, technology/industry, war/military, women's history), as well as by time period, and by place

• Materials available in a variety of formats: maps, manuscripts, motion pictures, sheet music/song sheets, photos/prints, sound recordings, books/printed texts

• Special section for teachers, with lesson plans, activities, feature presentations, and other resources

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