March 1, 2015

Teaching with Primary Sources Tweet Chat March 2, 2015

TPS-Barat #sschat Tweet Chat

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 will chime in on teaching with primary sources in general, with an added special focus on Library of Congress primary sources. Topics that will be discussed include the following: How do … [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...]

February No-Cost Training: Teaching with Primary Sources Level 1

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Our current online workshop is going so well, we decided to do it again in February. TPS-Barat will offer free educator training 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 … [Read more...]

Library of Congress Spring 2015 Educator Webinars

Spring 2015 webinars

The Library of Congress is hosting a series of free one-hour webinars focusing on using the Library’s digitized collections to meet curriculum content and skills standards. The webinars will generally be held every on Thursdays at 4:00 ET but look below for exact dates and registration information. More complete descriptions of the spring 2015 webinars and registration information can be found in the professional development area on the Teachers section of the Library website or by … [Read more...]

Looking Back: December 2014 Resources

December

Teaching & Learning Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Newspapers Selecting Primary Sources for Research Projects Featured Sources & Images Featured Sources, including guided primary source analysis activities Hello, Earth! Hello! newspaper article Rats Leaving a Falling House political cartoon Why I Believe in Santa newspaper article Featured Images Christmas Toys photograph Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 1914 newspaper front page Primary Source Picks Today … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Fall 2014 Resources

Autumn on the Wissahicon

TPS-Barat fell back into the school year by creating resources for students by creating National History Day (NHD) projects and by sharing lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content in online workshops as well as through this teaching resource blog. September Teaching & Learning Literature Links My Daniel – Hunting dinosaurs in Nebraska Featured Sources Each includes guided primary source analysis activities At School photograph Monopoly Brothers … [Read more...]

January No-Cost Training: Teaching with Primary Sources Level 1

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources

Happy New Year! In January, TPS-Barat will offer free teacher training 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 creating and implementing primary source activities. The online workshop will feature independent work at school/home and three one-hour synchronous sessions held Tuesdays January 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 pm CST online. Prior to each … [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...]