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Take Flight With This Library of Congress Picture Assortment


The Library of Congress is a superb place to search out historic footage, drawings, and maps to make use of in lesson plans and classroom tasks. Discovering issues on the Library of Congress’ web site is not all the time simple if simply use the search operate. However the LOC’s Free to Use and Reuse Units make it a lot simpler to search out thematically organized collections of picture and drawings you can obtain and use free of charge.

Lately, the Library of Congress’ weblog featured the Free to Use and Reuse assortment all about plane. After studying that put up I misplaced an excellent twenty of minutes of my day scrolling by means of the gathering and stopping to learn a bit about a number of the extra attention-grabbing footage and drawings. A number of that stood out to me have been the Farman Flying Machine (the featured picture on this put up), the Berliner Helicopter, and Professor Lowe in His Balloon. All three of them made me assume, “I would have by no means gotten in that factor!”


Purposes for Schooling

The pictures on this assortment might be nice for bringing a component of historical past right into a physics lesson about plane. Among the photos of wing-walkers might spark questions like, “how briskly have been they flying?” and “what is the slowest the airplane may go whereas nonetheless flying ahead with out dropping altitude?”

The same set of LOC Free to Use and Reuse photos sparked my creativeness final summer time and prompted me to make some classic journey posters with Canva. You may examine that proper right here.

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