February 28, 2021

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 13




Volume 1, Issue 13


Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
Click the links to access, use and rate

Featured Lessons: Declaration of Independence & the U.S. Constitution


Six lessons related to the Declaration on of Independence

Nine lessons related to the U.S. Constitution

RISE Micro-credential Program Webinar Series
Reflection, Inquiry, Self-awareness, and Empathy:
Strategies to Integrate Racial Equity in Teaching

Webinar 1 Aug. 4: RISE – Reflection
This webinar provides instructional strategies that engage students in discussing the emotional, economic, and educational impact of racism from a historical and a current perspective using inquiry and story. Using primary sources from the Library of Congress, we guide teachers in the use of the Primary Source Analysis tool alongside a new and innovative Reflection Tool as a resource to launch candid and respectful dialogue around racism.

Webinar 2 Aug. 11: RISE – Inquiry and Self-awareness
This webinar highlights the use of self-awareness tools to examine beliefs about teaching and learning to operationalize racial equity and the use of primary sources from the Library of Congress as an essential resource to engage in this process. Learn how to help students investigate stories of racism in education through both historical inquiry and current context analysis and strategies for employing controversial discussions.

Webinar 3 Aug. 18: RISE – Empathy
In this webinar facilitators model the integration of  culturally relevant pedagogical practices as well as leadership practices that consider equity at the forefront. Participants work with texts such as “How to be an Antiracist” by Kendi as well as primary sources from the Library of Congress to create a personal plan of action for their own professional and personal vision of racial equity.

TPS Civics Educator Micro-Credential Program

From the course discussions: “Whether you are a teacher of English/Language Arts, Social Studies, or Science helping students to become solution finders to problems that their society faces is vitally important. Educating students in active participation in civic life allows students to become changemakers in their communities, states, the country, and the wider world. Helping students to understand multiple perspectives and to engage as many perspectives as possible helps them to see how implementation of a new idea or program effects all people in their community.”

Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
Click the image blocks to play, like and share

Prairie Trail Elementary
Gurnee District 56

On Our Radar

Click the image blocks to access, like and share

Our American Voice Facebook Our American Voice Twitter Our American Voice website


TPS Civics

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
Click the image blocks to access, like and share

What Does a Portrait Show?

Mothers and Daughters in the Movement

The March on Washington in Color

The Suffrage Struggle
After the 19th Amendment

Good Trouble

World War II — The Double V Campaign

The US Census –
A Business Librarian’s Perspective

Symbolism in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Explore the Bound Congressional Record

Celebrating a Voting Victory

From the TPS Teachers Network
(must join / login to view / participate)

Primary Source Nexus

Teaching resource blog
Click the image blocks to access, comment and share

Recent Posts

Featured Content from the Archives

TPS Program

News, Opportunities, Resources

All New Teachers Page
The Library has updated its Web site for teachers to make it more focused and easier for educators to use. | Access

Cross Pollination: Botanical Illustrations
This Teacher Resource Guide from TPS-UArts provides ideas for thinking critically about human connection with the natural world and how its roots are embedded in history, from medicinal gardens and landscape architecture to seed catalogues and even currency. Students can explore ideas related to the history of printing, trade, exploration, colonization and control, women’s history, the history of education, and the source materials for design, architecture, and art. | Access

Elementary Inquiry Kits for Social Studies
These kits from Thinkport, a joint venture of Maryland Humanities and Maryland Public Television, have both primary and secondary sources to analyze. From the Spanish conquest of Mexico to the invention of the braille reading and writing system, the inquiry kits examine social studies themes and align with Maryland curriculum units. | Access

Library Releases a New Blog for Kids and Families: Minerva’s Kaleidoscope Access

PBS to Broadcast Television Special Featuring Library of Congress National Book Festival | Learn more

Re-launch of the Read.Inquire.Write Website
This website from the University of Michigan provides new and revised curriculum resources, including resources to support online teaching, and has been significantly re-organized to make it easier to navigate, to clarify the process for supporting social studies inquiry and argument writing. All of our materials continue to be offered freely.  | Access

The Source: Teaching in 2020
The latest issue of this magazine from the California History-Social Science Project Articles include essays from leading historians on the historical context of the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic, the 2020 presidential election, and the economic crisis. We also have included a special in-depth discussion with five experienced teachers sharing their plans for the fall, and ten teachers reflecting on their teaching this past spring. Nicole Gilbertson, who directs the CHSSP’s UC Irvine site, offers multiple suggestions for assessing student learning in an online environment. And Nancy McTygue, CHSSP’s Executive Director, explains why she’s grateful, even with the multiple crises we’re all facing. | Access

Smithsonian, Library of Congress and National Archives Are Counting Down to the Suffrage Centennial With #19SuffrageStories | Learn more

Teaching with the Library of Congress: Summer Webinar Series
Recordings and session materials | Access

Teaching with the Library of Congress: Online Office Hours Spring & Summer Series
Recordings and session materials | Access

Virtual 2020 National Book Festival
Full author lineup | Access

Online Professional Development

Wednesday Webinars
TPS Virginia
4:00-4:30 pm EST
Email to register

  • September 9 – Joel Breakstone (Stanford University, History Education): Is that story real? Strategies for finding trustworthy information
  • September 16 – Lia Atanat (Maryland Humanities):
    Thinkport Inquiry Kits: Primary Sources for All Learners
  • October 7 – Michael and Ilene Berson (University of Central Florida): KidCitizen, a K-5 app for exploring Congress and Civic Engagement
  • October 14 – Amara Alexander (Library of Congress Einstein fellow): Library of Congress resources for the Science classroom
  • December 2 – Andrew Minigan & Sarah Westbrook (RQI):
    The Question Formulation Technique

Black Communities and Agency: Fighting Jim Crow and Institutional Racism
Collaborative for Educational Services
Sep. 29 – Dec. 13
Fee – 67.5 PDPs + optional graduate credits available for additional fee
Information & Registration

Teaching with Primary Sources: Professional Development Providers Institute
TPS Eastern Region
Sep. 30 – Nov. 4
Information & Registration

2020-2021 Discover Tennessee History Webinar Series
5:00 pm EST

  • September 8: Discover Tennessee History Day
  • October 13: Lincolnites and Rebels: Making Sense of Civil War East Tennessee
  • November 10: A Document a Day to Keep Your Students Engaged – Resources from the Tennessee State Library and Archives
  • December 8: Exploring African American History Through Virtual Tours
  • January 12: A Virtual Visit to the Museum of East Tennessee History
  • February 9: Tennessee State Parks and the New Deal
  • March 9: Tracing the Trail of Tears through Tennessee

Accessing Inquiry for English Learners Through Primary Sources
Collaborative for Educational Services
Oct. 19 – Dec. 5
Fee – 22.5 PDPs + 1 graduate credit
Information & registration

From Reform to Equal Rights: Teaching Disability History in the K-12 Classroom
Collaborative for Educational Services
Oct. 27 – Dec. 7
Fee – 22.5 PDPs + 1 graduate credit
Information & registration

From the TPS Teachers Network
(must join / login to view / participate)

Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
Click the image blocks or links to access, comment and share

Astronomer Maria Mitchell

Jason Reynolds: Writing Challenges

Great videos laying out fun writing activities.

Johannes Kepler and COVID-19:
400 Years of Mathematical Modeling

“It is up-to-date. It is accurate. It is reliable.” Historical Telephone Directories and Advertising

Celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope from
Its Beginnings to Its Thirtieth Anniversary

Flashpoints: An American History Tour

Evidence from Invisible Worlds in Salem

Homegrown Plus: The Murphy Beds

Chicago Blues and Jazz: A New Story Map on the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection

William Hacke: A Pirate’s Cartographer

From the Pros in the Field

Teaching & Learning with Primary Sources
Click the image blocks to access, like and share

Primary Source Nexus Twitter Primary Source Nexus website
Copyright © 2020 Barat Education Foundation, all rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
1501 N. Oakley Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60622

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Speak Your Mind