Take Flight With This Library of Congress Picture Assortment

The Library of Congress is a superb place to search out historic photos, drawings, and maps to make use of in lesson plans and classroom initiatives. Discovering issues on the Library of Congress’ web site is not all the time straightforward if simply use the search perform. 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 which you could obtain and use totally free.

Not too long ago, the Library of Congress’ weblog featured the Free to Use and Reuse assortment all about plane. After studying that put up I misplaced a very good twenty of minutes of my day scrolling by the gathering and stopping to learn a bit about a few of the extra attention-grabbing photos and drawings. A number of that stood out to me had 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 photographs on this assortment might be nice for bringing a component of historical past right into a physics lesson about plane. A number of the photographs of wing-walkers might spark questions like, “how briskly had been they flying?” and “what is the slowest the airplane might go whereas nonetheless flying ahead with out shedding altitude?”

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

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