May 27, 2017

Primary Source Spotlight: Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral was born as Lucila Godoy Alcayaga in Vicuña, Chile in 1889. She is the author of over twelve books of poetry and was the first Hispanic writer awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Mistral also worked as an educator and a diplomat. Learn more about this passionate poet by investigating the resources below. Gabriela Mistral reading her poetry at the Library of Congress 1950 Oración de la Maestra by Gabriela Mistral La Revista de Taos. (Taos, Nuevo México), 21 Oct. … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mary McLeod Bethune

Today in History–May 18–the Library of Congress features educator and political leader Mary McLeod Bethune, who died on this date in 1955. After attending schools in South Carolina, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois, Bethune taught for 10 years. In 1904 she opened the Daytona Educational and Industrial School for Negro Girls in Florida, which later merged with the all-male Cookman Institute and became Bethune-Cookman University. Learn more about this erudite woman by visiting the Today in … [Read more...]

Today in History: Elizabeth Palmer Peabody & Kindergarten

Today in History–May 16–the Library of Congress features educator Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, born on this day in 1856. Peabody opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States in 1860. Learn more about this teacher, writer, and prominent figure in the Transcendental movement by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources related to kindergarten. Kindergarten Historians: Primary Sources in an Early Elementary Classroom Teaching … [Read more...]

Learning @ the Source: No-cost PD in Lake Forest, IL 08/09 or 08/11

Learning @ the Source The Barat TPS program offers no-cost blended learning programs to Chicago area educators. Teachers may register for 2011 summer open enrollment sessions August 9 or August 11 in Lake Forest or contact us online or direct at 847.574.2465. The Barat Learning @ the Source program combines online learning with in-person training to help teachers discover how to identify and use engaging primary sources from the Library of Congress to promote inquiry learning and critical … [Read more...]