September 22, 2018

Citizen U Webinar: Teaching About Dolores Huerta & the United Farm Workers

Citizen U lessons infuse civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions across the core subjects in elementary, middle, and high school grades. Please join the Barat Education Foundation and the Constitutional Rights Foundation for a webinar on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 4 pm PST, 5 pm MST, 6 pm CST, 7 pm EST.This interactive webinar will feature information and practice with interdisciplinary civics, inquiry-based learning, and teaching with primary sources, and three ELA-Civics lessons … [Read more...]

Teaching Now: Using Primary Sources to Create a Lincoln Assassination Newscast

This is a guest post from Tim Anderson, a middle school English teacher and Google Certified Educator at Sulphur Springs Elementary School in Jonesborough, Tennessee. There often seems to be a disconnect between students and historical events. Connecting literature to history helps make it come alive for students. Since my eighth graders are studying the Civil War, I chose to have them read Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth pieced … [Read more...]

Citizen U: Lessons Infusing Civics Across the Curriculum

The Citizen U curriculum is a collaboration between the Barat Education Foundation (BEF), Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF), and DePaul University’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning (DePaul OIPL) and was developed thanks to a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program.The goal of the Citizen U curriculum is to infuse civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions across the core subjects in elementary, middle, and high school grades. Working with … [Read more...]

NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic Ideas: European History 17th Century

These curated resource lists coincide with the topic ideas listed in the NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise theme sample topics list. The links lead to resources accessed from the Library of Congress (LOC.gov) unless otherwise noted.Galileo: The Conflict and Compromise Between Science and CatholicismGalileo image set Galileo portraits Galileo resources from the World Digital Library The Galileo Project Rice University Galileo Portal Museo Galileo Galileo Encyclopædia … [Read more...]

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 for each webinar will receive a $25 stipend. Webinar participants will also learn about another exciting opportunity with this Library of Congress … [Read more...]