January 22, 2023

Primary Source Learning Is Contagious: Free PD for Chicago-area Educators

Last Updated on October 25, 2018

Muddy Jim

Presented by TPS-Barat in conjunction with the Chicago Public Schools Department of Literacy, this workshop is geared towards librarians and social studies and language arts teachers of grades 6-12. The workshop is open to teachers from school districts in the Chicago area. Two CPDUs will be awarded.

Workshop Details

Date: Tuesday, May 19

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: Reilly Elementary, Main Building Computer Lab 3650 W School Street Chicago, IL 60618

Workshop Description

Participants will review best practices for selecting primary sources to use in inquiry-based learning and collaborate to create a primary source lesson that revolves around the following enduring understanding: The actions of individuals, groups, and/or institutions affect society through intended and unintended consequences.

Snapshot of Workshop

  • Selecting primary sources
  • Using primary source analysis tools
  • Analyzing posters & other PSAs
  • Analyzing news articles
  • Comparing and contrasting sources
  • Creating new understandings
  • Considering implementation challenges

Workshop Registration

Chicago Public School teachers signup.

Teachers outside of CPS, contact us.

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