September 3, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 6


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Volume 1, Issue 6

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CIVICS IN ACTION

Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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Get help navigating stress and creating authentic, responsive and engaged learning during remote teaching. Join us for four free webinars or attend as many as you can. Participants attending all four webinars will earn a micro-credential certificate in Innovative Remote Teaching Practices with Civic-Mindedness. Webinars will be held April 21, 23, 28, 30 at 3:30 pm CST via Zoom meetings. Registration required to protect the integrity of the meetings. 

  • April 21: Navigating Teacher and Student Stress in Uncertain Times
  • April 23: Getting Student Attention When Teaching Remotely
  • April 28: Keeping Students Engaged When Teaching Remotely
  • April 30: Empowering Students When Teaching Remotely

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TPS Civics Educator Micro-Credential Program

From the course discussions: “Using a resource like Citizen U would assist in grade-level planning. Navigating the website, I found numerous primary sources that can be used in our current situation for remote learning. There are many lessons about the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 for students to make connections with today’s pandemic and connect to their journals they are currently writing. I see a vast amount a resources for all grades and content areas that integrating civics into all classrooms should be an easy task.”
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Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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Civic Action & Engagement Choice Board 2



Clearview Elementary
Waukegan CUSD 60





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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Teaching the Legislative Process with
Primary Sources Using Congress.gov



How the U.S. Census Drove
Computing Technology



The Women’s Movement to Gain the Parliamentary Vote, Part 2



Flashbulb Memories: Where Were You When…?









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Primary Source Nexus

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News, Opportunities, PD & Resources

News & Opportunities

Best of the National Book Festival: Jason Reynolds, 2018
This blog post includes prompts for writing and thinking that young readers, families and teachers can use to explore the author and the author’s work. Recommended for ages 10-18. Access

Teaching with Primary Sources Internship at the Young Readers Center
The Young Readers Center (YRC) at the Library of Congress seeks interns to support the daily operation of the YRC and help it more closely align its programming for families with children (ages 7+) with Library of Congress digitized collections. Interns will gain high-quality experience while working alongside Library staff to devise, test, and disseminate approaches for offering enriched, primary source-based programming for the target audience. Learn more and apply

Distance Learning Resources
Online, low-tech, and no-tech educational resources from Minnesota Historical Society, include primary source analysis activity ideas for elementary and secondary students. Access

K-5 Picture Book Reading List
The list, from California History Social Science Project, includes a wide variety of titles, including those that address racial, family, and religious diversity, perspective, LGBTQ, disabilities, women, environment, economy, and civic participation; new titles being added on a regular basis. Learn more | Access

Question Focus Ideas to Use at Home
The Question Formulation Technique, or QFT, can be a resource for helping kids stay curious and engaged in deep learning and thinking at home. Learn more

Online Professional Development

CARE Teaching and Learning Certificate Program
Citizen U
April 21, 23, 28, 30 3:30pm CST
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Scientific Literacy, Citizenship, and History: Analyzing Primary Sources
Library of Congress
April 22 4:00pm ET
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Accessing Civic Engagement with Students with Disabilities
Emerging America
April 29 3:30 – 4:45pm ET
Free – Register by April 22

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

America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond
Emerging America
June 30-July 28, required online session July 8 from 7:00 – 8:00pm ET 
22.5 PDPs; 1 graduate credit with additional fee
Fee – Register by June 26

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 with additional fee
Fee – Register by June 26

In-Person Professional Development

SUMMER
Tentative programs still open for registration

Engaging Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources
Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC – June 22-24
Free – Register

Primary Sources & Performance
Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC – July 6-10
Free – Register

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

Cherokee History & Culture
Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, NC – July 6-10
Free – Register

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

Recent favorites
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Hey Kids! Dav Pilkey Reads From “Dog Man,”
Shows You How to Draw Big Jim



Everyday Mysteries…Solved!



Cartography of Contagion



“The Great Influenza”
Library Resources on the 1918-1919 Pandemic



“He Never Was Anything but Humble and
Gracious”: Ted Kooser on John Prine



Marian Anderson in Performance:

A Visual (and Musical) Story



Spring-Themed Online Music Challenge



No Depression Features Zora Neale Hurston



The History Channel at the Library



From the Pros in the Field

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