September 9, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 2

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Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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Featured Lessons



TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential Program

Grant-supported spots in the 2020 cohort still available!
Apply now

Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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Heritage Middle School,
Berwyn South School District 100

Clearview Elementary
Waukegan Community Unit School District 60



Prairie Trail School, Gurnee District 56



Central Middle School,
Evergreen Park ESD 124



On Our Radar

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TPS Civics

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
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Teaching Civic Ideals and the Writing Process Using Primary Sources


Women’s Suffrage Idea Book


From the TPS Teachers Network
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Primary Source Nexus

Teaching resource blog
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Primary Source Spotlight: Great Migration

TPS Spotlight: TPS Teachers Network

TPS Program

News, Opportunities, PD & Resources

News & Opportunities

Starting Feb. 26, Emerging America will pilot a new, teacher-friendly, inquiry-based, K-5 primary source Social Studies curriculum – “History’s Mysteries.” We could still use a few K-5 teachers to pilot materials. Contact Rich Cairn if you are interested.

Applications are now available for the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes. Read more and apply now.

The Learning and Innovation Office of the Library of Congress is seeking applications from current K-12 journalism or economics teachers for one Teacher-in-Residence position during the 2020-21 school year. Learn more.

As part of the grant on Teaching with Primary Sources, the National Council of Teachers of English will soon be looking for lesson plan authors as well as peer reviewers. If you are interested in this project, please contact Lisa Fink.

Online Professional Development

Primary Sources in the Classroom: Maximizing Student Engagement and Learning
National Council for History Education
Presented by Tom Bober, elementary teacher librarian, author, and past Library of Congress Teacher in Residence
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00 – 8pm EST
Free – Register now
Working Toward a Culturally Relevant Classroom
National Council for the Social Studies
How do we intersect effective social studies instruction and culturally relevant learning in a way that honors students’ cultural competence?
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:00 – 8pm EST
Fee – Learn more

In-Person Professional Development

Engaging Congress
Waynesburg University
Canonsburg, PA
February 28, 8:30am – 2:30pm
Stipend – Register by February 26

Migration in United States History
East Tennessee History Center
Knoxville, TN
February 29, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Register by February 25

Road to Suffrage
Middle State Tennessee University
Murfreesboro, TN
March 17, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Register by March 10

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
Collaborative for Educational Services
Northampton, MA
March 3 and 31, 2020, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Fee – Register by February 25

Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
Collaborative for Educational Services
Hudson, MA
March 27 and April 15, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Fee – Register by March 20

From the TPS Teachers Network
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Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
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Ida B. Wells and the
Activism of Investigative Journalism


Blind & Visually Impaired
African-American Musicians


Family Matters: Relatives at War


Love Is in the Air

Love in the Comics: The Star-Crossed Story of “Negro Romance”
Love Letters Straight to Your Heart
Love on Paper: From Jerry to Eva on Valentine’s Day

The Role of Inventions
in Changing Our Daily Lives


From the Pros in the Field

Teaching & Learning with Primary Sources
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