February 17, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 1

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CIVICS IN ACTION

Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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Featured Lessons

These elementary lessons from former Library of Congress teacher in residence and current teacher librarian Tom Bober, connect civics-themed picture books with primary sources.

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TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential Program

Grant-supported spots in the 2020 cohort still available!
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Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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Dubois Elementary
Springfield Public School District 186

OAV students like these understand the rights and responsibilities that come with citizenship.
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Chase Elementary, Chicago Public Schools

After delving into the meaning and purpose of the Pledge of Allegiance, these OAV students made pledges of their own to country, community and the common good.
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Piper Elementary,
Berwyn South School District 100

All ages get into the action during OAV spirit week!
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Freedom Middle School,

Berwyn South School District 100

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On Our Radar

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@OurAmVoice
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TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

TPS Civics

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
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Teaching Civic Ideals Using Primary Sources:

The Origin and Evolution of the Bill of Rights

The Terrain of Freedom: Mapping Stories about People & Places
in the African American Struggle for Justice, Rights, & Equality

New Episode from KidCitizen
Rosa Parks: A Proud Daughter

In the episode, K-2 children analyze a greeting card to learn about Rosa Parks and her family.
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From the TPS Teachers Network

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Primary Source Nexus

Teaching resource blog
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World Spotlights: Iraq & Ukraine

   
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Primary Source Learning:
States of the Union as Civic Learning Opportunity

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TPS Spotlight: 2020 Summer Teachers Institute

 

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Guided Primary Source Analysis: First Post-War Legislature

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TPS Consortium

News, PD and Resources from TPS partners

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News & Opportunities

Emerging America
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.

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National Council of Teachers of English
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.
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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
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In-Person Professional Development

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

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

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Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
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American Federation of Labor: History Now Digital

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Beware the Ides of March! (And the roaring of mice, too)

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Eva Tanguay, the “I Don’t Care Girl”

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Explore the Frederick Douglass Digital Newspaper Collection

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It’s Snow Time!

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From the Pros in the Field

Teaching & Learning with Primary Sources
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