November 24, 2014

NHD 2015: Free Online Primary Source PD in December!

NHD 2015 December Workshop

Are your students participating in National History Day (NHD) 2015: Leadership & Legacy in History? The Library of Congress is the perfect place to find primary source analysis strategies, tools, and resources so you won't want to miss this upcoming no-cost online professional development opportunity. The TPS-Barat NHD 2015 Primary Source Primer PD will help teachers guide students in researching and creating a history fair project using primary sources and other resources from the … [Read more...]

NHD 2015: Free Primary Source Primer PD

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Are your students participating in National History Day (NHD) 2015: Leadership & Legacy in History? The Library of Congress is the perfect place to find primary source analysis strategies, tools, and resources so you won't want to miss this upcoming no-cost online professional development opportunity. The TPS-Barat NHD 2015 Primary Source Primer PD will help teachers guide students in researching and creating a history fair project using primary sources and other resources from the … [Read more...]

NHD 2015: Preparing for National History Day

The legacy of the 19th to the 20th century

The Library of Congress is the perfect place to find primary source analysis strategies, tools and resources for National History Day (NHD) 2015: Leadership & Legacy in History. To help teachers prepare to guide students in researching and creating a NHD project, TPS-Barat will be offering an online teacher professional development workshop in November as well as teaming up with Chicago Metro History Education Center (CMHEC) to offer some face-to-face training. TPS-Barat will also make a … [Read more...]

Library of Congress 2014 Educator Webinars

2014 educator webinars

The Library of Congress will be hosting a series of free webinars for K-12 educators during the 2014-15 school year. The one-hour webinars will focus on using the Library’s digitized collections to meet curriculum content and skills standards. The webinars will generally be held every other Tuesday at 7:00 ET (you can sign in 10 minutes before the session begins) and are available to the first 99 participants except where noted. Recordings of each session will be made and posted for review at … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Summer 2014 Resources

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Summertime amusements in 2014 for TPS-Barat included sharing lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content  at teacher professional development workshops and online through this teaching resource blog. August Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning Immigration Analyzing Primary Sources Sensory Exploration Featured Sources Each includes mini primary source activities! 1900 Gold Medal flour ad Circus radio broadcast El Paso Herald August … [Read more...]

Looking Back: July ’14 Resources

The Mt. Sterling advocate. (Mt. Sterling, Ky.), 31 July 1914

For those of you have been spending less time online and more well-deserved vacation time, here is a quick view of all the fabulous Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content TPS-Barat shared on the Primary Source Nexus in July, 2014. Teaching & Learning Literature Links And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street Teaching Now Using the Primary Source Analysis Tool Featured Sources Now including bellringer questions! The constitutional … [Read more...]

News from the Library: Moving on from Thomas & myLOC

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THOMAS.gov Will Redirect to Congress.gov Beginning Nov. 19 The free legislative information website, Congress.gov, is transitioning into its permanent role as the official site for federal legislative information from the U.S. Congress and related agencies.The site, which launched in beta form last fall and features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation, is replacing the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov. Beginning Nov. 19, typing Thomas.gov into a … [Read more...]

Chicago Public Schools Fall 2013 Train-the-Trainer Cohort

Teachers participating in TPS-Barat Training

Barat Education Foundation invites Chicago Public School (CPS) middle and high school teachers, grades 6-12, as well as network instructional leaders and teacher librarians (K-8, 6-8, or 9-12), to participate in the Fall 2013 cohort of the TPS-Barat Train-the-Trainer program (TPS-Barat TTT). This cohort will run through December, 2013. The application deadline is September 4, 2013. Program Overview The TPS-Barat TTT program focuses on two key areas. The program trains educators how to … [Read more...]

TPS-Barat Opens Spring 2013 Train-the-Trainer Cohort for CPS

TPS-Barat Train-the-Trainer Winter 2012 Cohort

Barat Education Foundation invites Chicago Public School (CPS) middle and high school teachers, grades 6-12, as well as network instructional leaders and teacher librarians (K-8, 6-8, or 9-12), to participate in the Spring 2013 cohort of the TPS-Barat Train-the-Trainer program (TPS-Barat TTT). This cohort will run from March through June, 2013. Program Overview The TPS-Barat TTT program focuses on two key areas. The program trains educators how to access and use freely available Library of … [Read more...]

Places to Visit While LOC.gov is Down

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The Library of Congress website may be down until 9 am EST on Tuesday, November 13 but while it is, check out our great primary source learning activities in the Primary Source Nexus Teaching & Learning section or browse through our Featured Images section. During the downtime you can also access the Library's Flickr page and the Library's YouTube channel. Enjoy! … [Read more...]