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Program Description: In this tour, students will examine the story of the United States in World War I “over here” and “over there” through film, posters, letters, and diaries held at the Library of Congress. Students will practice close examination of sources and will consider the role of propaganda in mobilizing a nation for war, soldiers’ experiences in the field and on their return, and the lasting effects of the war on the nation.
Program Time: 10 am
Date(s): 5/25/17, 6/8/17
Time: 10:00am
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street SE and Independence Avenue SE (Closest Metro is Capitol South. Buses cannot drop off in front of the building. Closest drop area is 2nd St and East Capitol, near Folger Shakespeare Library or at the Garfield Memorial beyond the Capitol)
Discipline: History, Geography
Curriculum Connections: History/Geography
Grades: 9-12

  for Echoes of the Great War 

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Presented by: Library of Congress
The 16th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festival will feature more than 100 distinguished authors across many fields and in all genres of writing, including popular offerings dedicated to Children, Teens, Contemporary Life, History, Biography, Fiction, Mystery, Graphic Novels, Picture Books, Science, Poetry, Prose, and Culinary Arts. Attend author presentations, story times, kids’ activities, poetry readings, the Library of Congress pavilion and more! Full list of authors and activities:
Date: 9/24/16
Time: 10:00am            
Length of Event: 2 hours (flexible)
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Discipline: Literary Arts
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts
Grades: 2-12

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