August 3, 2015

Primary Source Nexus 2015 Summertime Schedule

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Typically, TPS-Barat publishes four new blog posts every week on the Primary Source Nexus Teaching Resource Blog along with numerous tweets from @PSNTPS related to teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress. To conserve program resources and recharge for next school year, we will be reducing the number of posts by half this summer. While you will only see two new posts each week for the next couple of months, don't forget to check out the extensive resources already available. … [Read more...]

Looking Back: May 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Harper's May

Teaching & Learning Analyzing Primary Sources Analyzing Primary Sources: Elementary Image & Text Analysis Sheets Literature Links Literature Links: Predicting & Inferring about Woman Suffrage Teaching Now Teaching Now: Analyzing Primary Sources for Scientific Thinking & Organization Teaching Now: Predicting & Inferring with Primary Sources & Literature Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Woman and Child drawing / … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning Is Contagious: Free PD for Chicago-area Educators

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Presented by TPS-Barat in conjunction with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Literacy, this workshop is geared towards librarians and social studies and language arts teachers of grades 6-12. The workshop is open to teachers from school districts in the Chicago area. Two CPDUs will be awarded. Workshop Details Date: Tuesday, May 19 Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Cost: FREE Location: Reilly Elementary, Main Building Computer Lab 3650 W School Street Chicago, IL 60618 Workshop … [Read more...]

Looking Back: April 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

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Teaching & Learning Learning from the Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities "Dedication" by Robert Frost poem Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession printed ephemera Origin of April Fool's Day newspaper article The Poem photograph Primary Source Picks Today in History April 27: World Transportation Commission April 28: Billy Bitzer & the Biograph Company Primary Source … [Read more...]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources: Free Online PD May 2015

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TPS-Barat will offer free educator training in May on teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collections. This online professional development training will cover finding and accessing Library resources as well as adapting and implementing primary source activities. The virtual workshop will feature independent work at school/home, including work before the first of three one-hour synchronous sessions held Wednesdays May 6, 13, and 20 at 6:30 pm CST online. We will … [Read more...]

Looking Back: March 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Harper's March

Teaching & Learning Learning from the Source: Geographical conversation cards Primary Source Learning: Great Depression Selecting, Excerpting & Modifying Primary Sources Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Astor Theatre – The Great Ziegfeld photograph A coldness between them political cartoon, magazine cover Science & the Suffragettes newspaper article What do you hear? audio recording Primary Source Picks Today in History March … [Read more...]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources: Free Online PD April 2015

April 2015 Free Online PD

TPS-Barat will offer free educator training in April on teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress digital collections. This online professional development training will cover finding and accessing Library resources as well as adapting and implementing primary source activities. The virtual workshop will feature independent work at school/home, including work before the first of three one-hour synchronous sessions held Wednesdays April 15, 22, and 29 at 6:30 pm CST online. We … [Read more...]

Teaching with Primary Sources Tweet Chat 2015 Archive

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TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus—@PSNTPS—is excited to host its first ever #sschat tweet chat about Teaching with Primary Sources on Monday, March 2 at 6 pm CST. A tweet chat is a live, or synchronous, collaborative discussion using Twitter. During this one-hour session, educators from around the country chimed in on teaching with primary sources in general, with an added special focus on Library of Congress primary sources. Topics that were discussed include the following: How do you set … [Read more...]

Looking Back: February 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Harper's February

Teaching & Learning Analyzing Primary Sources Using Question Cubes Selecting Primary Sources That Deal with Difficult Issues Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Great presidential puzzle political cartoon Spinner Play art, lithograph For United America, YWCA poster Woman fingerprinted photograph Primary Source Picks Collection Spotlight Katherine Dunham Selections dance Presidential Spotlight Jimmy Carter Gerald R. Ford Ronald … [Read more...]

Looking Back: January 2015 Primary Sources & Teaching Resources

Harper's January

Teaching & Learning Analyzing Primary Sources: Shake & Source Newspaper Game Featured Sources & Images Featured Sources, including guided primary source analysis activities Everybody’s Doing It! political cartoon Has the war ruined the country? broadside Office Boy Board Game artifact Round the World with Nellie Bly newspaper feature Featured Images Featured Image: Happy New Year 1915 newspaper Primary Source Picks Today in History January 6: George … [Read more...]