Eagle Eye Citizen offers students and teachers a variety of primary sources to explore and look closer, such as sheet music, photographs, oral histories, and more. Discover additional ways to build students’ historical thinking skills and civic understanding through other Library of Congress primary sources and Eagle Eye Citizen professional development materials.
Primary Source Analysis
The Library of Congress features teacher guides that help students analyze a diverse range of primary sources.
The Library of Congress has many digital resources and classroom materials for teaching civics and US government. These materials can be used to supplement challenges in Eagle Eye Citizen, especially those focusing on elections, the Constitution, and the legislative branch.
- Civics and Government Themed Resources
- Voices, Votes, Victory: Presidential Campaign Songs
- The Constitution
- Constitution Annotated
- Congressional Publications Web Guide
- A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
- The Legislative Process
- How Our Laws Are Made – Learn About the Legislative Process
- Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation Online Exhibit
- This comprehensive resource provides primary source sets, lesson plans, collections, and online activities related to civics and government.
- Lesson plans, primary sources, and online exhibits on the electoral process and voting throughout American history. This resource can be used to provide further context for elections themed challenges in Eagle Eye Citizen.
- Eagle Eye Citizen features a selection of political campaign songs and sheet music. Explore this online exhibit to learn more about campaign issues and presidential elections through music.
- Teacher’s guide and primary source set on the creation of the Constitution, which can supplement Constitution challenges in Eagle Eye Citizen.
- Explore interpretations and analyze the Constitution and Supreme Court decisions from Congress.gov.
- List of congressional legislation, journals, debates, and other documents available at the Library of Congress. This resource can be used to provide context for the legislative branch challenges.
- Contains classroom activities about the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and other records of the United States Congress.
- These short videos about the legislative process at Congress.gov can provide important contextual information for students and educators engaging with legislative branch challenges in Eagle Eye Citizen.
- A web-friendly explanatory guide on the legislative process at Congress.gov.
- Eagle Eye Citizen includes many primary sources on the U.S. Capitol. Explore this online exhibit to learn more about the building of the U.S. Capitol.
The Library of Congress contains a multitude of teaching materials and digital resources that incorporate both time periods and themes in US History. These resources can be used to supplement challenges in Eagle Eye Citizen, especially those focusing on civil rights and citizenship.
- Time Periods
- American Memory Timeline
- Exploration and Explorers
- Colonial and Early America
- American Revolution, 1763-1783
- National Expansion and Reform
- The Civil War
- Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877
- Industrial Revolution
- Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1878-1920
- World War I
- America from the Great Depression to World War II
- WWII, Postwar, and Contemporary US
- Historical Themes
- Native American History
- Transportation and Communication
- Women’s History
- Wars and the Homefront
- Veterans History
- Civil Rights Movement
- Science, Medicine, Exploration, and Invention
- This comprehensive resource contains short essays connected to primary source sets that cover United States history from the colonial period to the postwar era. This resource can provide students and educators with important contextual information.
- Primary source sets, lesson plans, collection guides, and online activities related to the exploration of the Americas.
- Lesson plans, primary sources, and student activities, including the George Washington Papers.
- Digital collection guide with a variety of primary source materials.
- Primary source guide on the Missouri Compromise, Indian Removal Act, Dred Scott case, and more.
- Primary source sets, lesson plans, collection guides, and online activities.
- Primary source guide on the Emancipation Proclamation, Reconstruction Amendments, and more.
- Primary sources, historical context, and teacher suggestions related to the Industrial Revolution.
- Primary source guide on the Chinese Exclusion Act, Plessy v. Ferguson, 19th Amendment, and more.
- Eagle Eye Citizen has many World War I posters. Explore this teacher’s guide and primary source set to learn more about World War I in the classroom.
- Contains classroom activities and links to digital collections.
- Online exhibit about editorial cartoonists reacting to World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam War, and the Middle East.
- Lesson plans, primary source sets, and student activities relating to Native American history.
- Eagle Eye Citizen contains many primary sources relating to slavery. Explore this digital collection guide to learn more about resources related to slavery at the Library of Congress, including WPA narratives, the Frederick Douglass Papers, and more.
- Primary source sets, lesson plans, and online activities for students that cover Mexican American migration, European immigration, Westward expansion, and more. These resources can provide context for Eagle Eye Citizen challenges focused on citizenship and naturalization.
- Digital collection of maps relating to the railroad, canals, the telegraph, and radio communications.
- Eagle Eye Citizen has many sources on the Women's Suffrage Movement and voting rights. Explore these student activities, lesson plans, and primary source sets to learn more about women’s suffrage, as well as women in the Civil War, social reformers, First Ladies, and more.
- Primary source sets, lesson plans, and student activities on the American Revolution, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.
- The Veterans History Project features oral history interviews, documents, photographs, and art created by veterans from World War I through the Iraq War.
- Eagle Eye Citizen has many primary sources on the Civil Rights Movement. Explore these primary source sets, lesson plans, and online activities to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement, including the NAACP, segregation, Jackie Robinson, and more.
- Digital resource guide that covers technological and scientific achievements throughout American history.
Are you interested in sharing Eagle Eye Citizen with fellow teachers? Consider planning a professional development session and use these resources to get started.
- Use this descriptive language to promote Eagle Eye Citizen to teachers in emails, flyers, school announcements: “Eagle Eye Citizen engages middle and high school students in solving and creating interactive challenges on American history, civics, and government with Library of Congress primary sources while developing civic understanding and historical thinking skills.”
- Promotional Video: What Can EEC Do For Me?
- Send out this short video (~ 1 min.) to introduce teachers to Eagle Eye Citizen.
- Eagle Eye Citizen Flyer
How do I promote Eagle Eye Citizen to interested teachers? Use these resources below to help promote Eagle Eye Citizen to teachers interested in attending a professional development session.
- Hand out or email this one page infographic to interested teachers.
- PD Session Outline
- Completion Certificate
What do I need to do to prepare for my PD session? The handouts below provide guidance on how to plan a professional development session on Eagle Eye Citizen. The videos can be downloaded if needed.
- Use this session outline to help plan your session and keep you on track.
- Use this professional development checklist to prepare for your session or workshop.
- Hand out these completion certificates to teachers after the session.
- Session Evaluation
How do I evaluate my session? Use the handout below to help teachers assess the professional development session.
- Hand out these evaluations for teachers to complete after the session.
Eagle Eye Citizen includes modern recordings of historical sheet music from the Library of Congress, as well as audio speeches and veterans' oral histories. To download these source files and transcriptions, click below.
- A. Philip Randolph- National Press Club Speech
- African American Voting Rights Download Transcript
- Civil Rights Movement Organizations Download Transcript
- March on Washington Movement Download Transcript
- Dwight D. Eisenhower- National Press Club Speech
- 1960 Presidential Election Download Transcript
- Reflections on WWII Download Transcript
- Thoughts on Civil Rights Legislation Download Transcript
- Edward R. Murrow- National Press Club Speech
- Democracy and American Influence Download Transcript
- Media and the Freedom Riders Download Transcript
- Gerald R. Ford- National Press Club Speech
- 1988 Presidential Election Download Transcript
- Budget Approval Process Download Transcript
- National Debt Download Transcript
- Harry S. Truman- National Press Club Speech
- TV's Role in Campaigning Download Transcript
- Robert P. Madison- Veterans History Project
- Rose Marie Grosshans Noël- Veterans History Project
- Violet Hill Gordon- Veterans History Project