Looking Back: Top Content of 2018

TPS-Barat was happy to be able to provide another year of great content highlighting Library of Congress primary sources and strategies and ideas for teaching with primary sources. In 2018 we added 31 Citizen U lessons to our offerings. Citizen U integrates inquiry-based civics across core curriculum disciplines—English-language artsmathscience, and social studies—in elementarymiddle school, and high school grades.

Below we link to our top 40 content for 2018. But, remember, there is so much more to discover. Click on the menu headers—Primary Sources, Learning Resources, Teaching Strategies—or the colored section headers in the Browse TPS-Barat Content box to uncover more. Another great way to find useful sources is to browse through the Themed Link Sets, available from most pages. You also won’t want to miss the Featured Sources section, which contains hundreds of guided primary source analysis activities for students in elementary school, middle school, and high school; consider using these to supplement a lesson, as bellringers, or as literacy skill practice when you have a sub.

We believe that learning with primary sources help students become information literate, a skill we all need if we are to be informed citizens. We’re always interested to hear how you are teaching and learning with primary sources from the Library so if you have something to share or have a topic you would like to see highlighted, please contact us. Happy New Year!

Primary Source Picks

NHD 2018

  • NHD 2018: European History 18-19th Centuries
  • NHD 2018: U.S. History Late 19th Century

Primary Source Spotlight

Today in History

Teaching & Learning

Analyzing Primary Sources

Learning from the Source

Primary Source Learning

Featured Sources

Guided primary source analysis activities