March 27, 2017

Free Teaching with Primary Sources Webinars in April

In a series of free webinars in April, the Barat Education Foundation and the Constitutional Rights Foundation will show you how teaching with primary sources in math, science, ELA, and social studies will engage your students in core content AND provide them with real-world civic learning! Don't delay, register now! The first 35 registrants will receive a $25 stipend. Webinar participants will also learn about another exciting opportunity with this Library of Congress Teaching with Primary … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Mar. 17-23, 2017

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared March 17-23, 2017 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Mar. 10-16, 2017

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared March 10-16, 2017 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Mar. 3-9, 2017

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared March 3-9, 2017 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Online Conference 2016: Discover & Explore with Library of Congress Primary Sources

Join us for the second annual Library of Congress online conference for educators, October 25-26 from 4-8 pm ET (3-7 pm CT, 2-6 pm MT, 1-5 pm PT). Over the course of two days, there will be 15 one-hour sessions facilitated by Library specialists, instructional experts from the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium, and other recognized K-12 leaders. Each session will be recorded and, for a limited time, certificates will also be available to those who view the recordings. The … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Presidential Elections

Guided primary source analysis activities Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue 1844 The whole story (election 1888) in a nutshell! Taft About to Eclipse Bryan 1908 Goal! 1908 & 1912 Biggest Business in the World 1920 Massachusetts Did It 1920 Election Day contemporary More teaching resources American Memory Timeline: The Presidential Election of 1960 Analyzing Primary Sources: Identifying Bias in Presidential Election Newspaper Coverage Elections... the American … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: Cesar Chavez & Good Citizenship

This activity is adapted from lessons in the Barat Education Foundation Our American Voice® program. This civics program for 4-8 graders features a spiral curriculum and emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills as students learn the fundamentals of American democracy and work to create positive change in their communities. Overview Using Cesar Chavez as an example, students consider how good citizens contribute to their communities and work together to affect … [Read more...]

Featured Source: Chinese Citizenship in Hawaii

This 1906 newspaper article quotes a 1904 magazine editorial, which sums up the "widely prevailing sentiment against the Chinese immigrant laborer in the United States." Make a list of the arguments for the "defense of our political antagonism to the Chinaman". The first page of the newspaper article responds to three arguments. Choose one and summarize the comparisons and contrasts the journalist highlights between the Chinese immigrant experience in mainland America and Hawaii. Now read … [Read more...]

BEF Receives McCormick Grant for Civics Program

The Barat Education Foundation is pleased to announce that its application for grant support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has been approved. The McCormick Foundation and BEF will be able to provide support for the Our American Voice program in several Chicago Public Schools for the 2011-12 school year. Together with Centers for New Horizons and LULAC (the League of United Latin American Citizens), Our American Voice will be offered at traditionally underserved schools in the … [Read more...]