September 26, 2021

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 1

Last Updated on September 17, 2021

Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 1

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CIVICS IN ACTION

Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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New Lessons
American Memory Birthday Project
Students learn about primary sources then analyze both secondary and primary sources to investigate historical events that happened on their birthdays. After, students create news sheets summarizing their learning and celebrating themselves.
Pledge Image Sequencing
By analyzing primary source images and pairing them with the Pledge of Allegiance text, students deepen their understanding of a citizen’s commitment to country. After, students create their own pledge to family, heritage, culture, class, or school.
Star Spangled Banner: K-2
Students learn about different types of primary sources and key historical events that led to the creation of the U.S. national anthem, helping them to learn the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner, to build their knowledge of U.S. history and consider and identify their personal connections to this song and the American flag.
Star Spangled Banner: 3-5
Through analysis of sources, students are introduced to key historical events related to the U.S. national anthem, helping them to learn the lyrics and expanding their understanding of U.S. history. After, students apply their newfound knowledge as they contemplate the significance the song and the American flag have for them personally.
RISE: Racial Equity Webinars & Micro-credential
Reflection: Engaging All Students – Webinar 1 Recording & Resources

Inquiry: Dismantling Racism – Webinar 2 (Jan. 21) Information and Registration

Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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We have a critical question about January 6th. Did any of those people who took part in despicable acts ever receive any civic education? If so, what did they learn? How can they believe their un-American behavior is patriotic and that terrorism is protected under freedom of speech?

We will never know those answers, but we do know that there has been deficient civic education in our nation’s school systems since the beginning of this century. Unfortunately, the quality of civic education before then was highly variable and restrictive with an emphasis on laws and history rather than civic learning and engagement.

The Barat Education Foundation created Our American Voice® (OAV) for elementary and middle school students more than a decade ago to address our nation’s civic education vacuum and “to prepare the citizens of tomorrow today”. OAV is taught in partnership with leaders in schools and community-based organizations.

OAV students learn four core principles that are the foundation of our democratic republic . . .
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On Our Radar

Civics news & resources from @OurAmVoice
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Educator Voice: Teaching government amid false claims of voter fraud PBS NewsHour Extra

The Recipe for Successful Civic Learning Implementation Illinois Civics via Shawn Healy

Young Voters Critical to Georgia’s Historic Elections Ms. Magazine via @CivicYouth

A contentious local election revealed an information gap. High school reporters stepped up to fill it. Poynter via @CivicYouth

Cicilline files bill to study civics education in every state Providence Journal

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TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

Primary Source Nexus

Teaching & learning resource blog
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Recent Posts
Primary Source Learning: U.S. Electoral College Resources: Library of Congress Research Guides
Collection Spotlight:
Amplifier Posters
Looking Back:
Top Content of 2020
Posts from the Archive
Timely Connections:
Teaching About
Presidential Impeachment
Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Today in History (background & primary sources)

TPS Program

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News, Opportunities, Resources

Advanced Searches Using Legislative Action Codes on Congress.gov
In Custodia Legis | Access tutorial

City Sketches and the Census
Law Library Story Map | Access

The City of Washington: From the Serial Set
Law Library Story Map | Access

Congress.gov New, Tip and Top in 2020
Review

Current Context: Biden vs Trump: The Environment
This issue from the California History Social Science Project helps students understand the enormous challenge President-elect Joe Biden faces in setting the country on course for zero greenhouse gas emissions, especially after Trump’s rejection of climate science. | Read

Distance Learning and Primary Sources
Library of Congress | Access

Human Rights Day Panel Discussion on Contact Tracing and the Right of Privacy
Law Library of Congress | Watch

Primary Source Podcast: Creating Transcripts of Primary Sources
from teacher librarian and former Library of Congress Teacher in Residence Tom Bober | Listen

Tip of Congressional Iceberg Redux
In Custodia Legis points you to resources and information available through Congress.gov | Review

Online Professional Development

WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS

Using Primary Sources in STEM Classes
TPS Virginia with Peter DeCraene, Library of Congress Einstein Fellow
January 13 4:00-4:30 pm EST
Free | Email to register

Prints & Photographs Division Virtual Orientation
Library of Congress
January 13 4:00-4:30 pm EST
Free | Register

The Case for Elementary Social Studies: Social Studies in the Age of Disinformation
InquirED with Sam Wineburg, Stanford History Education Group
January 19 3:00 pm CST
Free | Register

Prints & Photographs Division Virtual Orientation
Library of Congress
January 19 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Free | Register

Using Primary Sources in Teaching Disability History
TPS Virginia with Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes from Emerging America
January 20 4:00-4:30 pm EST
Free | Email to register

RISE for Racial Equity – Inquiry: Dismantling Racism
Barat Education Foundation & DePaul University
January 21 5:00-6:00 pm CST
Free | Information | Registration

Responsive Inquiry in and Through Vocal Music
Waynesburg University with National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
January 26 7:00-7:45 pm EST
Free | Register

Responsive Inquiry in and Through Instrumental Music
Waynesburg University with University of the Arts
January 27 7:00-7:45 pm EST
Free | Register

Our Rights and Nothing Less: Struggles to Secure the Vote in the United States
Emerging America, Massachusetts Historical Society, Primary Source
January 27 9:00 am-3:00 pm EST
Free | Information & register

RISE for Racial Equity – Self-Awareness: Healing History
Barat Education Foundation & DePaul University
February 18 5:00-6:00 pm CST
Free | Information | Registration

Discover Tennessee History – Tracing the Trail of Tears through Tennessee
TPS MTSU
March 9 4:00 pm CST
Free | Register

RISE for Racial Equity – Empathy: Transforming Connections
Barat Education Foundation & DePaul University
March 18 5:00-6:00 pm CST
Free | Information | Registration

North Carolina Workshops
Mars Hill University
Free | Email Bridget Morton

Virtual Student Workshops
Library of Congress
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
Free | Access request form

COURSES

America and World Fascism – From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond
Rich Cairn, Emerging America with Peter Carroll, Stanford University and Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College
Jan. 22 – Mar. 1
Fee – 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University | Information & registration

Professional Development Providers Institute
TPS Eastern Region
Jan. 28 – Mar. 4, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm EST
Free – up to 25 CEU hours for course completion, with option to earn 10 more afterwards | Information & registration

Teaching the History’s Mysteries K-5 Curriculum
Led by program creators, Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown
Feb. 10, 7-8:15 pm EST, Apr. 14, 7-8:15 pm EST, follow-up session in June
Fee – 10 PDPs | Information & registration

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities Through Primary Sources
Collaborative for Educational Services
Feb. 19 – Apr. 2
Fee – 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University | Information & registration

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities Through Primary Sources
Collaborative for Educational Services
Feb. 19 – Apr. 2
Fee – 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University | Information & registration

Strategies for Teaching Inquiry with English Learners through Primary Sources – 6-hour asynchronous course
Emerging America, Metropolitan State University of Denver, TPS Western Region
Mar. 3-30
Free | Registration

From the TPS Teachers Network
(must join / login to view / participate)
765 maps that drew Americans Together:A National Atlas

The Benefit of Primary Sources to Civics Instruction

Certifying the Electoral Votes

Fake Virus Cures Echo Quack Flu Ads From Century Ago

Following the Vaccine

Inquiry Using a Stereograph

Latinas and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage – Listening for Other Voices

Light Up the New Year with Some Ideas to SPARK Your Lesson Planning!

The Place Where It Happened – The Capitol

Planetary Conjunctions

Presidents and Civil Uprising – George Washington

Urban Art Mapping Database?

Virtual Book Club: These Truths Chapter 9

Wordless Books

Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
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Encouraging Student-Generated Primary Sources During
Historic Events
New Guide to Help Middle and High School Students Conduct Research with Library Resources
Science Literacy and History: Comparing Masks
from 1918 and Today

“Sing Me a Song with Social Significance”: Harold Rome and the International Ladies’
Garment Workers’ Union
Making Winter Wreaths Inspired by Library Collections Inaugurations, the Presidency, and Civic Engagement
Herb Block and Picasso?: One Cartoonist Connects
with the Fine Art World
Exploring the Past with Sanborn Maps and Newspaper Navigator
Marking the New Year
with an Old Calendar
WPA Posters—Perennial Favorites on Enduring Themes
Intriguing Facts about Presidential Inaugurations Past Waterloo: Selected Maps of Napoleon’s Final Battle

From the Pros in the Field

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