January 28, 2015

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

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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...]

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 guided primary source analysis activities 1900 Gold Medal flour ad Circus radio broadcast El Paso … [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...]