August 21, 2017

Unlocking the Power of Primary Sources: 2015 Online Conference Recordings

On October 27-28, 2015, education experts and subject matter specialists presented 15 different sessions discussing resources and teaching strategies for using primary sources from the Library of Congress in the classroom. If you missed one or more sessions you were hoping to catch, don't worry. Each session was recorded and certificates are available for a limited time to those who view the recordings. (If you didn't register previously, you will need to register now to view the … [Read more...]

NHD 2015: Preparing for National History Day

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...]

Teaching Now: Thinking Deeper with Primary Sources

This is a guest post from Ruth Ferris, an elementary school librarian from Billings, Montana, and a grantee in the TPS Regional Grant Program. I originally learned about the TPS-Barat Primary Source Thinking Triangle through Martha Kohl of the Montana Historical Society. I loved it! I work with K-6 students and many of them struggle academically so I am always looking for new ways to scaffold their learning. My students used the thinking triangle to think deeper about a primary source and to … [Read more...]