October 2, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 15



Volume 1, Issue 15



Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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Featured Lessons: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage


Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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On Our Radar

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


TPS Civics

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
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New Interactives on Congress & Civic Participation

Belva Lockwood:
Suffragist, Lawyer, and Presidential Candidate

Citizenship and Suffrage for Native Americans

Constitution Day Reflections:
Citizenship Schools for Women in 1920

Promoting Progress: Celebrating the Constitution’s Intellectual Property Clause

The Roman Senate as Precursor of U.S. Senate

Shout Out to Young People Learning
in El Monte, California

Exploring Identity with Citizen DJ



Oct 1, 2020 7:00-8:30 pm EST | Register

From the TPS Teachers Network
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Primary Source Nexus

Teaching resource blog
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Recent Posts

Featured Content from the Archives

TPS Program

News, Opportunities, Resources

2020 National History Day Webinar Series Archive
Historical Argumentation & Inspiring Student Research | Access

Congress.gov: New, Tip, and Top
Committee hearing transcripts, enhancements, search tips, most-viewed bills
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KidCitizen Guest Director Contest
This fall, KidCitizen is running a contest to become a Guest Director by choosing a primary source photograph that will be the centerpiece of a new KidCitizen episode. Open to teachers everywhere, the KidCitizen Guest Director Contest is open now through October 14, 2020. Two winners will be selected based on teachers’ votes with help from Library experts. The contest will take place on the TPS Teachers Network, an online community supported by the Library of Congress and dedicated to teaching with primary sources, from. | Learn more

New iCivics DBQuest – Little Rock: Executive Order 10730
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Primary Source Podcast: The Newspaper Navigator Search App, an Educator’s View

Second Avenue Launches Update to Suffrage Game
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State Historical Society of Iowa Adds 5 New Primary Source Sets
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Write a Newspaper Headline
Watch Write. Right. Rite. With Jason Reynolds

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

Online Professional Development


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

Bring the Library of Congress to Your Classroom – academic course
TPS Virginia
October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2020
Virginia recertification credits available | Email to register

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

Using Library of Congress Resources to Build a Historical Argument
National History Day
December 14, 2020 to April 22, 2021
Cost: 58 Free spots available for teachers and librarians in grades 6-12
Credit: 90 professional development hours OR 3 graduate extension credits
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2020 at NOON EST | Apply


Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone)? 
NCHE Webinar featuring Sam Wineburg, Stanford University
October 13, 2020 @ 7:30 PM EST

ICS Fall 2020 Virtual Workshops
Institute for Curriculum Services

  • October 1 – 7:30-8:30pm EST: Teaching the History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Primary Sources
  • October 27 – 4:30-5:30pm EST, Exploring Strategies for Analyzing Primary Sources
  • October 29 – 7:30-8:30pm EST, Exploring Strategies for Analyzing Primary Sources

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

  • 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

2020-2021 Discover Tennessee History Webinar Series
3:00 pm CST unless noted otherwise

  • October 8 – Digging in with TPS-MTSU: Modern America | Register
  • October 28 – The American Constitution: Primary Sources and Resources with East Tennessee Historical Society @3 pm CST | Register
  • November 12 –  Digging in with TPS-MTSU: A Free Press – The Fourth Estate | Register
  • November 19 – Peer-to-Peer Discussion Group: Hands on in a Hands off World with East Tennessee Historical Society @3 pm CST Register
  • December 2 – Manifest Destiny: Primary Sources and Resources with East Tennessee Historical Society
  • @3 pm CST Register
  • December 10 – Digging in with TPS-MTSU: Teaching with Graphic Media | Register
  • March 9 – Discover Tennessee History – Tracing the Trail of Tears through Tennessee | Register

From the TPS Teachers Network
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Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
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New Virtual Student Workshops


Rosa Parks: Freedom Fighter (grades 5-8)

Stories in the Stars: Mythology at the Library of Congress (grades 4-8)

Poet Laureate Guides for Teachers and Readers

Black Beauty: a Brief History of the
African American Beauty Industry

A Tribute to Community and
Chicano Writer Rudolfo Anaya

Ready for Research: The Winold Reiss Collection

Happy Birthday to Harriet Hoctor:
Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher

New Research Guide Highlights the
Music Division’s Beethoven Collections

Trials of the Century: 1900 to 1950

Go East, Young Jew, Go East

Exploring Prewar Japanese Film Periodicals
in the B-Collection

From the Pros in the Field

Teaching & Learning with Primary Sources
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Primary Source Nexus Twitter Primary Source Nexus website

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  1. […] This issue of the Citizen U Bulletin features lessons related to Hispanic points of view and is loaded with new resources from the Library, TPS Consortium members, and teacher pros in the field! […]

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