October 20, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 16

Bulletin

 

Volume 1, Issue 16

CIVICS IN ACTION

Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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Featured Lessons: Elections Then & Now



United States: Biggest Business in the World (ES, MS, HS)

Identifying Bias in Presidential Election Newspaper Coverage (MS, HS)

Presidential Election Campaigns: Goal! (HS)

Party Factions (HS)

Technology & Presidential Nominating Conventions (MS, HS)

Absentee Voting & Voting by Mail (MS, HS)

Does Every Vote Count? (MS)

Electoral College: Are All Votes Equal? (MS)

Election Day (MS, HS)

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

TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

TPS Civics

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
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Voting by Mail: It’s Nothing New



La Prensa: Latinx Exile Newspapers



My Job: Helping Veterans Tell Their Stories



























From the TPS Teachers Network
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Primary Source Nexus

Teaching resource blog
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Featured Content from the Archives







TPS Program

News, Opportunities, Resources

Special Event with Poet Juan Felipe Herrera October 15, 2020, 4 pm EST
An intimate conversation with former US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who will unpack one of his poems recorded for the PALABRA Archive, provide insight into his writing process, discuss poets in the archive who have influenced him, and take participant questions
Register

Congress.gov: Latest Actions on Voting
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Current Context: The Election & the Environment
California History Social Science Project
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Journalism in Action
PBS NewsHour Extra offers fun, interactive activities, where students can inquire, ask questions, and make their own judgments using news articles, broadcast segments, political cartoons, and photographs curated from the Library’s digital collections
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The Source: Teaching in 2020
California History Social Science Project
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TPS Teachers Network Introduction
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Volunteer Vignette: Transcribe without fear, don’t be intimidated!
Spotlight on Henry in Virginia
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Voting & Elections in Early America
Google Arts & Culture Online Exhibit from Barat Education Foundation & Constitutional Rights Foundation
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Write. Right. Rite. With Jason Reynolds
Student writing prompt videos
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Online Professional Development

COURSES

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

WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS

Our Rights and Nothing Less: Struggles to Secure the Vote in the U.S.
Primary Source, Emerging America, Massachusetts Historical Society
October 24, 2020, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm EST
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2020 Virtual Students Teaching Teachers
Better Angels Society, in partnership with the Library of Congress and National History Day
October 27, 2020 7:00-8:00 pm EST
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ICS Fall 2020 Virtual Workshops
Institute for Curriculum Services
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  • October 27 – 4:30-5:30 pm EST, Exploring Strategies for Analyzing Primary Sources
  • October 29 – 7:30-8:30 pm EST, Exploring Strategies for Analyzing Primary Sources

Wednesday Webinar: The Question Formulation Technique
TPS Virginia & Sarah Westbrook (RQI)
December 2 4:00-4:30 pm EST
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2020-2021 Discover Tennessee History Webinar Series
TPS MTSU
3:00 pm CST unless noted otherwise

  • 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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October Newsletter for Kids



Free Virtual Student Workshops Available



Free Puzzles: Can You Find the Hidden Picture?



Compare and Contrast Student School Experiences with Library Primary Sources



Ethnic Heritage and Language Schools in America Project



The Exotic Animals of the Americas



National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the Library of Congress



Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Murals



Hispanic Audio Archive Rebrands as the PALABRA Archive and Releases New Recordings



Advice for Parents from
Book Festival Authors & Around the Library



New Occupational Folklife Project Interviews



Rex Stout on the Air



The Murder of Rasputin



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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