September 25, 2017

Primary Source Review: May 26-31, 2017

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 26-31, 2017 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the House, the Senate, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom, and more! We’ve got civics, history, ELA and STEAM resources—for immediate access to all of these, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Spring 2017 Resources

Discover how you can help students grow by teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress. Check out all the great content we shared from March, 2017 - May, 2017. Primary Source Picks Collection Spotlight Sonia Sotomayor Primary Source Spotlight Esther Bubley Shirley Chisholm Billy Collins Denali National Park Dorothea Dix Betty Friedan Jewish Passover Stanley Kunitz Gabriela Mistral Spring World Spotlight Great Britain & the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: May 19-25, 2017

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 19-25, 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! We’ve got civics, history, ELA and STEAM resources—for immediate access to all of these, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Developing Information Literacy Skills

The Library of Congress has long realized that teaching with primary sources engages students and promotes critical thinking skills and helps them to construct knowledge. Early on TPS-Barat recognized the connection between the processes represented in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the process of analyzing and interpreting primary sources. This shift from a primary focus on content knowledge to the process of interacting with and comprehending, analyzing, and evaluating content … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: May 1-18, 2017

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 1-18, 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! We’ve got civics, history, ELA and STEAM resources—for immediate access to all of these, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: Geography & the Civil War

This is a guest post from Nicole Woulfe, a middle school social studies teacher from New Hampshire and a Citizen U pilot lesson implementer. Learn more about the creation, implementation and reflection of this lesson. Focus Question What role did geography play in the turning points of Vicksburg and Sherman’s March during the Civil War? Content goal Geography Grade 6 Competency: Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge of geography and geographic tools in the study of the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Dorothea Dix

Dorothea L. Dix (1802-1887) was an actively engaged citizen who tirelessly advocated for help for the less fortunate, particularly the mentally ill. Use the resources below to learn more. Dorothea Lynde Dix portrait Dorothea Lynde Dix to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, June 17, 1861 (transcription) To the Legislature of Massachusetts [protesting against the confinement of insane persons and idiots in almshouses and prisons] Dorothea Dix 1843 Memorial soliciting a state hospital for the … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Great Britain & the United Kingdom

Great Britain—England, Scotland, and Wales—was established in 1707. Around a century later, together Great Britain and Ireland formed the United Kingdom though, today, only Northern Ireland remains part of the UK. The Library of Congress uses Great Britain in both descriptive and subject cataloging as the conventional form for the United Kingdom. Learning about Great Britain can help students better understand the foundations of U.S. culture and government. Great Britain John Bull and … [Read more...]

Looking Back: May 2016

Teaching & Learning Primary Source Learning: Civil War Featured Sources guided primary source analysis activities Jeff Davis Reaping the Harvest illustration / engraving Primary Source Picks Primary Source Spotlight Martha Graham Samuel Morse V-E Day & V-J Day Today in History May 19: Lawrence of Arabia Barat Bits & Bytes Looking Back: April 2016 Primary Source Review April 24-30, 2016 May 1-7, 2016 May 8-14, … [Read more...]