Finding Resources: Browsing the Primary Source Nexus

Browsing the Primary Source Nexus

There are two ways to browse content on the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus: by content category or by using the top navigation menus.

Content Categories

content categories

Each post on this blog is assigned to one of five categories listed in the Browse Content Categories box in the middle column on the homepage.


NHD Resources: tips and curated sets of resources from the Library related to the latest National History Day theme

Primary Source Spotlight: curated sets of primary sources from the Library related to a variety of people, events and topics

Themed-based Resources: links to primary sources, teaching resources and additional resources from the Library

Today in History: brief background information and curated set of primary sources related to people and events that have shaped our world

Collection Spotlight: primary sources and related resources found in individual Library of Congress collections

CPS Social Science Resources: resources aligned to the Chicago Public Schools Social Science Framework 3.0; teachers outside of CPS will find great content as well

Citizen U Multidisciplinary Civics Lessons: multidisciplinary lesson plans and related resources for elementary, middle, and high school

Guided Primary Source Analysis Activities: ideas for guiding analysis of spectacular individual primary sources

Learning from the Source Lesson Plans: detailed instructions for primary source learning

Literature Links: primary sources and teaching strategies to help students better connect to and understand literature

Theme-based Learning Resources: curated lists of links to primary source teaching resources

Timely Connections: linking primary sources to contemporary articles that spark consideration of civic mindedness, civic dispositions, and civic learning

Analyzing Primary Sources: activity ideas as well as guiding questions for analyzing different primary source types

Selecting Primary Sources: guidance for selecting primary sources for use in learning activities

Connecting to the Common Core: strategies for using primary source learning to meet Common Core State Standards and foster critical thinking skills

Teaching Now: news, research and examples from educators who are teaching with primary sources

Finding Resources: guidance on finding digital primary sources & teaching resources from the Library

Using Sources: instructions and best practices for accessing Library primary sources

Tech Tools: examples of technology tools and guidance for using them when teaching and learning with primary sources

Integrating Tech: ideas for integrating technology into teaching and learning with primary sources

Citizen U TPS: information about the TPS-Barat program, operating since 2004

Contact Citizen U TPS: web-based contact form

TPS National Program: links to the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources about page

TPS Regional Grant Programs: links to the regional grants program page

Library Homepage: direct link

Library Teachers Page: direct link

Library Web Quick Links: set of links to various sections of the Library website

Related resource: Searching the Primary Source Nexus