November 26, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 3



Volume 1, Issue 3



Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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Featured Lessons
Integrating Math & Civics

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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Somonauk Middle School
Somonauk CUSD 432

Heritage Middle School
Berwyn South School District 100

Fairview Elementary
Springfield School District 186

On Our Radar

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TPS Civics

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
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Exploring Census-Taking Processes
Through the Years with Primary Sources

From the TPS Teachers Network

Primary Source Nexus

Teaching resource blog
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Recent Posts

Featured Content from the Archives

TPS Program

News, Opportunities, PD & Resources

News & Opportunities

National History Day Announces Selection of 10 Master Teachers
Over the next several months, the cohort of master teachers will work directly with NHD and Library of Congress staff to create and test a new guide that will present the processes for successful student research and the formation of strong, cogent historical arguments. Learn more.
Library of Congress 2020-21 Teacher-in-Residence Position
The Learning and Innovation Office of the Library of Congress is seeking applications from current K-12 journalism or economics teachers for one school year. Learn more.
Deadline: March 27
NCTE Lesson Plan Authors & Peer Reviewers
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

Life of a Poet Educator Webinar with Willie Perdomo
National Council of Teachers of English / Library of Congress
March 11 – 4pm ET
Free – Register
Asking Strong Research Questions Using Primary Sources
School Library Connection/Tom Bober
March 12 -7:00 – 8:00pm ET
Free, 1 hour PD credit – Register
Historical Argumentation Webinar Series
National History Day
June 29 to August 24 with live webinars July 8, 23 & August 5, 19
90 professional development hours OR 3 graduate extension credits
58 scholarships (one per affiliate) are being offered
Scholarship application
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities Through Primary Sources
Emerging America
July 6-31, required online session July 8 from 7:00 – 8:00pm ET
22.5 PDPs, 1 graduate credit
Fee – Register by June 26

In-Person Professional Development

Road to Suffrage

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

Free – Register by March 10

Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
Emerging America
Hudson, MA – March 27 and April 15 8:30am – 3:30pm
22.5 PDPs, 1 graduate credit
Fee – Register by March 20

Teaching with Primary Sources Onsite Workshop — Civics Focus
Library of Congress
Washington, DC – April 7 or 14 9:00am – 3:00pm
Free – Register

Accessing Civic Engagement with Students with Disabilities
Emerging America
Hudson, MA – April 13 8:30am – 3:30pm
10 PDPs
Fee (free for Hudson Public School teachers) – Register by April 6

America and World Fascism From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
Melrose, MA – April 3 and 4 8:30am – 3:30pm
Fee (free for Melrose Public School teachers) – Register by March 27

2020 Leadership and Advocacy Summit on April 6 and 7
National Council of Teachers of English
Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. – April 6 and 7
Free (stipend for NCTE members) Information & Application

Industrial Revolution
East Tennessee History Center
Knoxville, TN – May 2 9:00am – 3:00pm
Free – Register

Incorporating Civics Into Your Classroom
Center on Representative Government
Lincoln, NE – June 4 9:00am – 3:00pm
Free for Nebraska State Council for the Social studies Conference attendees Register

2020 Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes
Washington, D.C.
 – General Focus: June 15-19 and June 22-26
– Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus: July 6-10
– Civics
 Focus: July 13-17, 2020
Free – Learn more and apply by March 23

Battle for the Ballot: A Summer Teacher Institute
Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU & Partners
Nashville, TN – June 23-25
For Tennessee educators only
Free – Apply by March 27

Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Institutes: Primary Sources & Project-Based Learning
Maryland Humanities
 – Salisbury University: July 6-10 
3 MSDE credits, 3 graduate credits for a fee
 – National Archives at College Park, MD: July 20-24
3 MSDE credits
Free – Information | Application

Local Collections: Botanicals as Primary Sources
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA – August 3-7
Materials fee only, credit issued for an additional fee

Posters for the People: Using WPA Sources
University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA – August 3-7
Materials fee only, credit issued for an additional fee

From the TPS Teachers Network
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Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
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The Creation of Committees
in the House of Representatives

Celebrating Black History Month in
Chronicling America Newspapers

Robert H. Terrell, Municipal Judge

Du Bois in Paris – Exposition Universelle 1900

All Going Out and Nothing Coming In

Developing Students’ Discipline-Specific Thinking by Studying Cultural Documentation

From the Pros in the Field

Teaching & Learning with Primary Sources
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