August 12, 2022

Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium
Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium
Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Military Conscription (the Draft)
Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Military Conscription (the Draft)
Primary Source Learning: Disability History
Primary Source Learning: Disability History
Educator Professional Development: August 9 @ 7 pm CT
Educator Professional Development: August 9 @ 7 pm CT
Primary Source Spotlight: Mississippi River
Primary Source Spotlight: Mississippi River
Collection Connections: America’s Roadways
Collection Connections: America’s Roadways
Analyzing Primary Sources: Caption Writer
Analyzing Primary Sources: Caption Writer

Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium

News Library 2022 National Book Festival The National Book Festival returns to the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, September 3. A selection of programs will be livestreamed, and video of all presentations can be viewed online after the Festival concludes. View the Festival schedule. Additionally, enjoy an early literary taste of the Festival on PBS […]

Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Military Conscription (the Draft)

The Draft Riots of 1863 : A Historical Study Read at the Meeting of the Ohio Commandery Civil War draft riots Civil War induction officer with lottery box photograph Civil War Conscription Laws In Custodia Legis November 15, 2012 Freemen! Avoid Conscription! 1862 broadside Abraham’s draft, 600,000 more 1862 sheet music Southern “volunteers” 1862 political […]

Primary Source Learning: Disability History

Unit & lesson plans Teaching Now: Learning About (Dis)ability in History- An Inquiry for Elementary Students Learning from the Source: (Dis)ability History How Disability Activists Created Change Ancient Rome’s Veterans with Disabilities: Roman Accounts and U.S. Veteran Comparisons Activities Accessibility Aids League of the Physically Handicapped’s Protests Against the WPA “Ugly Laws” and Early 1900s […]

Educator Professional Development: August 9 @ 7 pm CT

Educators may attend Reigniting Purpose with Primary Sources: Healing and Thriving as an Educator in Uncertainty in person at DePaul University, College of Education, 2247 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois or online via Zoom. Registration: https://forms.gle/HJ5TAhF1znF9HB3V7

Primary Source Spotlight: Mississippi River

Mississippi River maps Mississippi River images Civil War Mississippi River Fleet image set The River 1938 film Audio recordings related to the Mississippi River songs & oral histories The Mississippi River 1851 sheet music Correspondence related to the Mississippi River Reports & other texts related to the Mississippi River Mississippi River historical newspaper articles & […]

Collection Connections: America’s Roadways

John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive Collection overview Free to Use and Reuse: Selections from the archive Roadside America Flickr album Roadside America Story Map Caught Our Eyes: Coffee and Donuts, Anyone? Picture This August 9, 2012 “Exclamation Points”—John Margolies Photographs of Roadside America Ready for Touring Picture This June 21, 2017 On the Road […]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Caption Writer

The Caption Writer strategy comes from Dr. Roland K. Schendel, undergraduate/graduate professor of education at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Children experience much of their world by viewing pictorial and illustrated representations of it. Such visuals allow children to learn about the world around them. They translate ideas through viewing. In order to accurately translate […]

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