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An Adventure of the American Mind: Joining Educators and Students With Library of Congress Resources


Assistance comes in many forms. Here there are seven resources to help AAM teachers.

Lesson Plans

The Lesson Plan Database contains unit plans, lesson plans, and activities designed by and for K-12 public, private, and charter schoolteachers. These plans demonstrate effective, efficient, and wise use of Library of Congress - American Memory and local primary resources in teaching and learning activities.


Four different newsletters are provided for AAM administrators, teachers, and home school parents. You can view samples of each newsletter and sign up for them here.


The reproduction of copyrighted materials in educational settings presents some interesting questions. This section provides links to some useful copyright-related resources.


Papers and articles that describe, analyze, or provide insight for the AAM program.


This section contains published titles by American Memory staff and fellows.

Useful Links

This is a list of carefully selected web sites that will be useful to AAM teachers. They are presented through a searchable database.

Phone Hotline

The AAM Telephone Support line is closed.

On September 21, the AAM Telephone Support Line or "Hotline" ceased operations. This support program was operational for nearly a year, but evidence showed there was little demand for it.


This section provides links to manufacturer support numbers, software tutorials, and other support resources.

Quotes from AAM Teachers:

"Embrace all of the tools we have today (including technology) and help your kids construct new knowledge built on an existing knowledge base."

Elizabeth Ryan, Teacher - Loyola University AAM Participant

An Adventure of the American Mind is a Library of Congress funded program, administered through the ERC.
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