November 15, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 18

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Volume 1, Issue 18

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Covering Mental Health
Students explore how the press brings awareness to problems and helps support reform efforts through analysis of primary sources on the mental health reform movement of the mid-nineteenth century spearheaded by activist Dorothea Dix and journalist Nellie Bly. After, students create their own front-page news story about a mental health issue facing Americans today.

Covering Watergate & Furthering Transparency
Students analyze primary sources to learn the role of investigative reporting had in uncovering the Watergate affair and keeping citizens apprised as the story unfolded. After, students create their own front-page news story on a modern-day example of investigative journalism that furthered transparency on an issue.

Female Journalists of World War II & Today
Students analyze primary sources to investigate how female press corps broke barriers and challenged public perceptions during World War II. After, students research and report on a contemporary woman journalist who is providing news coverage in a war zone to keep citizens informed.

Gender Equality
Students analyze primary sources to explore news coverage of women’s rights and how people have used media to bring attention to their causes. After, students research and report on a modern-day social movement that has gained attention through citizen journalism and social media.

Investigative Journalists: The Muckrakers
Students analyze primary sources to learn about the muckrakers, a group of journalists at the turn of the twentieth century who were among the first in the press to expose social and economic injustices through investigative reporting and photojournalism. After, students write a short news article on a current issue with a social justice focus.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Migrant Workers
Students analyze primary sources to investigate how the press covered the treatment of sweatshop and migrant farm laborers in the early to mid-1900s. After, students plan an investigative news segment that explores how workers are treated today.

Our American Voice

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TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

TPS Civics

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
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Women Have the Vote!



Jeannette Rankin:
First Woman Elected to Congress



The Original Lady Liberty



Harvey Pratt: Dreaming of a National
Native American Veterans Memorial



Old Soldiers Never Die…



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News, Opportunities, Resources

Congress.gov: New, Tip, and Top for November 2020
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Influences: New Guided Tour on the Voices for Suffrage App
Navigate to Guided Tours under the Explore the Movement section, then select the Influences tour in the left-hand column>
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Primary Source Podcast: Online Learning and Primary Sources
By Tom Bober, Teacher Librarian and Former Library of Congress Teacher in Residence
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Teaching with Primary Sources Internship at the Young Readers Center
Spring term
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Virtual Student Workshops
available Tuesdays through Thursdays between 10 am and 4 pm EST, except for federal holidays, on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to staff availability
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What’s Responsible for the Upheaval in American Politics?
Theda Skocpol and Caroline Tervo discuss their book Upending American Politics
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Online Professional Development

NCSS SESSION

Exploring Perspective with 32 Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
TPS Virginia
December 6 11:50 am-12:20 pm EST
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WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS

Wednesday Webinar: The Question Formulation Technique
TPS Virginia & Sarah Westbrook (RQI)
December 2 4:00-4:30 pm EST
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TPS presents! Discussion forum for Primary
Source Set – Book Backdrops (Fiction)

TPS Virginia
December 9 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

  • 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 | Register
  • December 2 – Manifest Destiny: Primary Sources and Resources with East Tennessee Historical Society 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 @4 pm CST | Register

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Library Blog Round-Up

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Screen-Free Poetry: Haiku



Books, Insects, and a Woman
Leading the Way in Science



Native American Boarding Schools:
An Updated Primary Source Set



New Avenues of Mesoamerican Ethnohistory



LC for Robots in Action: using the API
to access the Federal Theatre Project collection



Happy Birthday! Things Turning 100 in 2020



The Narragansett People in the
Rhode Island Folklife Project



Honoring African American
Contributions to the Heartland



National Family History Month:
How to Discover Your Family History



Extremities of the Earth:
Farthest Point from the Center of the Earth



Posing (and Solving) Mysteries:
Harris & Ewing Photographs Invite Detective Work



Verba Incognita:
A Guide to Deciphering Latin on Maps



From the Pros in the Field

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