In this new lesson addition to the Nineteenth Amendment unit of the Web portal Shaping the Constitution: Resources from the Library of Virginia and the Library of Congress, students examine three satirical cartoons, two created by artists opposed to the idea of woman suffrage and one pro-woman suffrage. Students will learn about the struggles of women to gain the right to vote as they explore the components of a political cartoon and interpret individual aspects of the cartoons, including . . .
Virginia Standards of Learning: USI.8 (d) USII.4 (e) CE.1 (d-f, h), VUS.1 (h), VUS.6 (e), VUS.8 (d), GOVT.6 (f)
Multiple Exposure: Catablog of the Prints and Photographs Collection @ the Library of Virginia
With more than 500,000 items, the Prints and Photographs Collection at the Library of Virginia provides an astonishing visual account of the commonwealth—from its beginnings to the present—through single items, such as one-of-a-kind daguerreotypes, to sprawling collections with many thousands of photos . . .Out of the Box: Notes from the Archives @ the Library of Virginia
What do archivists do? What does it take to care for and make available the commonwealth's documentary heritage? Join the Library's archivists for a weekly discussion about their work and their journeys through the records, as they find interesting and unique items to share . . .
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates this time-honored graphic art tradition.American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print opened at the Experience Music Project in Seattle on Oct. 11, 2008, and has traveled to additional museums over the last few years. Now the exhibition comes to the Library of Virginia's Exhibition Gallery.
Family Day: Create Your 2012 Calendar
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Time: 9:30–11:30 AM
Create your own 2012 calendar using a "family-friendly" letterpress method, then check out the American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print exhibition while the paint dries. Recommended for children ages four and up.
We are now offering professional development workshops including session time in our computer lab, allowing all participants hands-on experience navigating our Web sites. Engage in a scavenger hunt through our Web pages to get a feel for all we offer. Workshops can be tailored to your needs . . .
Sample workshops include:
Introduction to Teaching with Primary Sources
Introduction to Educational Materials Offered by the Library of Virginia
Virginia in the Founding Era
African Americans in Virginia during the Civil War
Using Political Cartoons in the Classroom
Education and Outreach Services
December 7, 1941—Martha Ann Harris Strong Recorded the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Martha Strong of Hanover County kept a daily diary from 1922 until her death in 1995. Among her notations of weather, social occasions, and the day-to-day work that she and her husband William Atwell Strong performed, she also kept up with national and world events. This entry is an unemotional mention of the attack on Pearl Harbor. . . .