July 31, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 7


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Volume 1, Issue 7

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CIVICS IN ACTION

CARE Teaching & Learning Webinar Recordings

Get help navigating stress and creating authentic, responsive and engaged learning during remote teaching. Check out these four free webinar recordings. Educators who watch all four webinars can earn a micro-credential certificate in Innovative Remote Teaching Practices with Civic-Mindedness by writing a 200-word essay for each webinar detailing how they plan to implement one or more strategies presented into their practice. Watch the webinars |  Submit essays

  • Webinar 1: Navigating Teacher & Student Stress in Uncertain Times
  • Webinar 2: Getting Student Attention When Teaching Remotely
  • Webinar 3: Keeping Students Engaged When Teaching Remotely
  • Webinar 4: Empowering Students When Teaching Remotely

Featured Lessons: News, Perspective, Bias

Beginning Lesson
Through the lens of the Three Little Pigs and the Boston Massacre, students think critically about how perceptions of events are shaped by the storyteller, then consider the importance of taking multiple perspectives into account when reviewing stories and drawing conclusions about events.
Intermediate Lesson
Through the lens of the Boston Massacre, students think critically about presenter bias and how it can influence public perception. Next, they compare and contrast headlines presented by different news outlets and reflect on the importance of recognizing bias and taking multiple perspectives into account when reviewing stories and drawing conclusions about events.
Advanced Lesson
Through the lens of the Boston Massacre, students think critically about presenter bias and confirmation bias to understand how they can influence public perception. Next, they compare and contrast contemporary news stories presented by different outlets and reflect on the importance of recognizing bias and taking multiple perspectives into account when reviewing stories and drawing conclusions about events.

TPS Civics Educator Micro-Credential Program

From the course discussions: “Citizen U has such a vast variety of sources. This is a source that I am sharing at an upcoming virtual PD session with my district. It is very easy to use and most of my colleagues would find it approachable to search and find what they are looking for. The ability to look at resources by subject area, grade, or by searching a term allows the instructor to quickly access what they are looking for. I am currently working on incorporating the “Outbreak” lesson with my biology counter-part. Time is a valuable resource and it is a great benefit that it is so well organized. I can spend more time working on it with my students than planning my lesson, which is wonderful when time is such a limited commodity.” Apply

Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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OAV Program Video

 

OAV begins with the fundamentals of democracy–how government works–but then takes a critical additional step by teaching students how to apply these learnings to their local communities, form vigorous partnerships with other organizations, and create living projects and campaigns that generate real results.

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TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

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Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
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Teaching Civic Ideals with Primary Sources:
Due Process of Law



Celebrating Naturalist John James Audubon with Citizen Science



Earth Day at 50



Francis Salvador, the First Jewish Member of a Legislative Assembly in American History



Josiah Flagg and Paul Revere:
Friends, Engravers, and Patriots



New Global Search Bar, Committee Prints, and Legislative Process in Spanish on Congress.gov





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News, Opportunities, PD & Resources

News & Opportunities

California History-Social Science Project Coronavirus Support
Resources for teachers and parents alike who are looking for history-social science materials. This includes a parent guide, Current Context (current events in historical context), blog posts on various aspects of distance learning, and the critical work of our regional sites as well.

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

iCivics Remote Learning Toolkit
Includes free educator tools and family activities Access

Right Question Institute Free Resources for Using the QFT Remotely
Educators can download templates and guides for creating a virtual QFT with ed tech tools like Padlet and Google Forms. Contact Sarah Westbrook

Sources & Strategies: Discovering Economic Concepts and Criticism in Progressive Era Cartoons
by Jen Reidel for Social Education March/April, NCSS Read article

State Historical Society of Iowa Materials for Home Use
Goldie’s at Home: Family and teacher friendly activities bring together what was already created for Read Iowa History and Goldie’s History Kits and introduces static activities as well as new weekly activities that integrate Iowa History and STEAM education

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

Online Professional Development

Engaging Strategies
Mars Hill TPS
June 1 to July 31 
Free, 1 CEU
Register by May 28

Teaching with Primary Sources
TPS Midwest Region
June 9 to July 21 OR June 11 to July 23
2 graduate credits or 25 PD hours, $60 service fee
Information & Registration

Civil Rights Act of 1964
Mars Hill TPS
June 18 to 27 
Free, 1 CEU
Register by May 31

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

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

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Library Blog Round-Up

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Inaugural Issue: Imagination



Dav Pilkey: “Love inspires us
to become better people.”



Jason Reynolds: Your Hero Writes to You!



The Talking Machine Industry and the
Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918



Mapping Pandemics at the Library



Ortelius: A Legendary Mapmaker



Margaret Rupli, NBC War Correspondent



The First Woman Director and the
Beginning of Cinema



African Americans at the Turn of the
20th Century: A Graphic Visualization



Art Chosen by Artists: Library of Congress National Exhibition of Prints – Research Guide



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