October 3, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 4


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Volume 1, Issue 4

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CIVICS IN ACTION

 

Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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Featured Lessons
Women’s Rights



TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential Program

Now is a great time to learn and earn. Grant-supported spots in the 2020 cohort available!
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Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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Solomon Elementary
Chicago Public School District 299



Irving Elementary
Berwyn South School District 100



Pershing Elementary
Berwyn South School District 100



Clearview Elementary
Waukegan CUSD 60



Piper Elementary
Berwyn South School District 100



Central Middle School
Evergreen Park SD 124



Heritage Middle School
Berwyn South School District 100



Owen Marsh Elementary
Springfield School District 186



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TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

TPS Civics

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
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The Time They Tried to Legislate Pi



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News, Opportunities, PD & Resources

News & Opportunities

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
New iCivics DBQuest 
How did World War I present an opportunity for the nearly century-long struggle for women’s suffrage? iCivics’ newest DBQuest module Woman Suffrage and World War I helps students answer exactly that! Students examine a newspaper article, political cartoon, and leaflet to uncover the radical and moderate approaches suffragists took when using the war to promote their cause. Access.

New Arts-related Lesson Plans Added to TPS-UArts Site
Lesson plans are organized by grade level and course topic and feature primary sources from the Library of Congress. These plans often include hands-on studio activities that are modeled during the courses. Access.

Online Professional Development

Effective Use of Primary Sources in Social Studies and #STEM Learning in Grades K-8
Library of Congress & Share My Lesson Plan
March 24 at 2:00pm ET
Learn more | 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

SPRING
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

SUMMER
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
Register

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
Register

From the TPS Teachers Network
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Library Blog Round-Up

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Teaching with AHLOT:
A Spanish Teacher Shares Her Classroom Tips



Exploring the History of Women in STEM
with Primary Sources



The Beauty Entrepreneur: Madam C. J. Walker



Solving a Burning Question



“GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story” – Bringing the National Ambassador’s Ideas to Your School



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