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.

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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.

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
  • Historical Themes
    • Native American History
      • Lesson plans, primary source sets, and student activities relating to Native American history.
    • Slavery
      • 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.
    • Immigration
      • 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.
    • Transportation and Communication
      • Digital collection of maps relating to the railroad, canals, the telegraph, and radio communications.
    • Women’s History
      • 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.
    • Wars and the Homefront
      • Primary source sets, lesson plans, and student activities on the American Revolution, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.
    • Veterans History
      • The Veterans History Project features oral history interviews, documents, photographs, and art created by veterans from World War I through the Iraq War.
    • Civil Rights Movement
      • 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.
    • Science, Medicine, Exploration, and Invention
      • 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.

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    • 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.”
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    How do I evaluate my session? Use the handout below to help teachers assess the professional development 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.

Cover page for sheet music Buy A Bond, Boys, Buy A Bond, Girls

Cover page for sheet music Eight Dollars A Day

Cover page for sheet music Lips That Touch Liquor Shall Never Touch Mine

Cover page for sheet music Over There

Cover page for sheet music Protect the Freedman

Cover page for sheet music Stonewall Wilson

Cover page for sheet music The Boys in Blue Will See It Through

Cover page for sheet music Triplicity

Cover page for sheet music What Kind of An American Are You?

Cover page for sheet music When Harrison Heard the Bugle's Call

A. Philip Randolph

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Gerald R. Ford

Harry S. Truman



Carol L. Deom

Robert P. Madison



Rose Marie Grosshans Noel



Violet Hill Gordon