LearnZillion is a classroom-ready tool that enables educators to deepen student engagement utilizing archival collections and primary sources, while further developing an understanding of the research process. Curriculum-based lesson plans are easy to use with built-in discussion questions, giving an opportunity for students to connect their local history to the broader story. LearnZillion has partnered with DC Public Library to weave in archival materials within each lesson plan, providing an empowering experience for future content creators, demonstrating the tools and information structures for future storytelling of their own.
DC Public Library has created modules around two subject areas:
- Poor People's Campaign: For a social justice lens on DC History, with modules for grades 3, 5, and 12, drawing from publications, ephemera, photographs and artifacts from the 1968 Poor People's Campaign collection at DC Public Library.
- Research in Your City: Modules for elementary and high school students focusing on how to do research "in my city" and the library's role in providing credible and diverse information sources for students to consider multiple points of view avenues of discovery.
DC Public Library's LearnZillion lesson plans are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.