February 24, 2021

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 3

 

Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 3

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CIVICS IN ACTION

Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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New Lessons

We Shall Overcome
Students analyze historical and contemporary primary sources to examine how citizens persevered to overcome injustice and affect change during the 1960s civil rights era and consider the lessons the first March to Selma and the events that followed in 1965 provide for us today.
What is Our Value?
Students analyze primary sources to investigate people whose lives may not have been adequately valued and consider how those individuals could have been valued, and possibly assisted. After students create a song, diary entry, or podcast that addresses their historical investigations as well as their own contemporary viewpoints.
In Service of a Cause?
Students analyze images in conjunction with historical and contemporary texts, comparing and contrasting point of view, details, claims, evidence, and reasoning as they learn about the purpose of the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry led by John Brown and consider whether or not his actions were justified in the historical context. After, students will debate whether the use of force or violence in service of a cause can ever be justified.
Examining Social Justice
Students consider the power of literature and investigate social justice as they analyze primary sources to spark inquiry and gain historical context, then combine study of To Kill a Mockingbird with a contemporary text of their choosing as they consider how real-life events influence fictional narratives, and wrap up their study by researching a relatively recent social justice case and creating a social justice statement of their own that they showcase in a visual presentation.

RISE: Racial Equity Webinars & Micro-credential

Inquiry: Dismantling Racism – Webinar 2  Recording & Resources

Reflection: Engaging All Students – Webinar 1 Recording & Resources

Self-Awareness: Healing History – Webinar 3 (Feb. 18) Information and Registration

Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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On Our Radar

Civics news & resources from @OurAmVoice
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Advocates push for equitable civics education The Bay State Banner

Can we teach our way out of political polarization? The Hechinger Report

How teachers are answering the call for more civics education MPR News podcast

Our democracy demands an investment in civic education The Fulcrum

Put Civics Back in the Classroom, Right Now Bloomberg Opinion

Should teachers be apolitical? The Hechinger Report

What the Capitol Insurrection Means for Teaching U.S. History WNYC Studios The Takeaway podcast

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TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

Primary Source Nexus

Teaching & learning resource blog
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Recent Posts

Primary Source Spotlight: African American History Finding Resources:
Story Maps
TPS Spotlight:
SHEG & Beyond the Bubble
Primary Source Spotlight:
Charles Curtis

Posts from the Archive

Finding Resources: Free to Use & Reuse Primary Source Sets Learning from the Source: Capturing Character on Camera

TPS Program

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News, Opportunities, Resources

African American Art Dolls and Puppets for Identity and Healing
Folklife Today | Read

Ask the Author: Jason Reynolds
The Library will accept questions for Jason to address during his upcoming conversation with the Librarian of Congress (see below).
Parents or guardians may submit questions on behalf of children under 13 until February 12, 2021 via online comment or via email.

Grab the Mic Newsletter – Black History Month Edition
Jason Reynolds | Read

Historical Thinking Skills, Part 1: Sourcing and the Three Cs
National History Day | Watch

Humanity Worth Defending: Disability History in State Standards 2021
Emerging America | Read

On Language and Colony: A Linguistic Trajectory of Puerto Rico’s Identity as the World’s Oldest Colony
Library of Congress Storymap | Access

On the Road with Jason Reynolds
A conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden
Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Watch on Facebook OR Watch on YouTube

Primary Source Podcast – Interview with Kirsten Larson, author of Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane
Tom Bober | Listen

Navigating the Historical Argumentation Webinar Series
National History Day | Watch

New Committee Email Alerts on Congress.gov: New, Tip, and Top for February 2021
In Custodia Legis | Access

Speculative Annotation in the Classroom
A Conversation with Educator Ashley Wood & Innovator Courtney McClellan | Read

Teaching Black History Month
TPS-MTSU February 2021 Newsletter | Access

Washington’s Birthday Dance Challenge
Cotilion TikToks? | Learn more

Yo Soy (I am): The Historical Trajectory of Language in Puerto Rico
Library of Congress Research Guide | Access

Online Professional Development

WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS

February

Digging in with TPS-MTSU: Teaching Black History Month
TPS-MTSU
February 11 4:00 pm CST
Free | Email to register

History’s Mysteries
TPS Virginia with elementary program creators Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown
February 17 4:00-4:30 pm EST
Free | Email to register

Double Take: Why Was This Picture Made?
Sara Duke, Library of Congress Curator, Prints & Photographs
February 18 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Free | Information | Registration

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

Teacher Librarian Days
TPS Western Region/TPS Metro State
February 22-26 5:00-6:30 pm MST
Free | Registration

  • Feb. 22: Graphic Writing with Digital Archives | Cartoonist Ebony Flowers
  • Feb. 23: Love and Other Data Assets: Inclusive Open Pedagogies | Digital Learning Fellow and Senior Lecturer of Digital Studies Jesse Stommel
  • Feb. 24: Rethinking Immigration History for ALL Learners | Emerging America Director Rich Cairn
  • Feb. 25: Primary Sources and the Internet: How Do We Know What to Believe? | Stanford University Margaret Jacks Professor of Education and History Sam Wineburg
  • Feb. 26: Heartwork: Re(membering) our Fire | Educator, Artist, and Public Speaker Tanaya Winder

Eagle Eye Citizen
TPS Virginia with Nate Sleeter, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University
February 24 4:00-4:30 pm EST
Free | Email to register

Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Rita Dove
NCTE & Library of Congress
February 24 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Free | Registration

March
Discover Tennessee History – Tracing the Trail of Tears through Tennessee

TPS MTSU
March 9 4:00 pm CST
Free | Registration

Digging in with TPS-MTSU: Scientific Advancement
TPS-MTSU
March 11 4:00 pm CST
Free | Email to register

Ask TPS-MTSU: Discussion Session
with East Tennessee Historical Society
March 18 4:00 pm CST
Free | Email to register | Submit a question

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

Double Take: When Was This Photograph Taken?
Kristi Finefield, Library of Congress Reference Specialist, Prints & Photographs
March 25 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Free | Information | Registration coming soon

April

Digging in with TPS-MTSU: Tennessee Literature
TPS-MTSU
April 8 4:00 pm CST
Free | Email to register

RISE for Racial Equity – Action: Inquiry and Civic Action for Equity
Barat Education Foundation & DePaul University
April 22 5:00-6:00 pm CST
Free | Information | Registration

Double Take: How Should We Index This Image?
Arden Alexander, Cataloging Specialist, & Libby McKiernan, Processing Technician, Library of Congress Prints & Photographs
April 29 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Free | Information | Registration coming soon

Understanding and Unpacking Revolutions: Teaching Thematically with Primary Sources
with East Tennessee Historical Society
March 18 4:00 pm CST
Free | Email to register

Anytime
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

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities Through Primary Sources
Collaborative for Educational Services
Feb. 19 – Apr. 2; synchronous webinar Feb. 23 7:00-8:15 pm EST
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

Bring the Library of Congress to Your Classroom
TPS Virginia
Wednesdays 4-5:00 pm EST March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7 followed by independent hours each week
Free, 30 Virginia recertification/licensure renewal points upon completion
Email to register

Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
Collaborative for Educational Services
Apr. 9 – May 21; synchronous webinar Apr. 13 7:00-8:15 pm EST
Fee – 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University | Information & registration

Teaching the History’s Mysteries K-5 Curriculum
Led by program creators, Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown
Apr. 14, 7-8:15 pm EST, Jun. 14, 7:00-8:15 pm EST
Fee – 10 PDPs | Information & registration

NEH SUMMER PD
Mostly virtual programs with stipends
1-3 weeks – majority in July with some in late June or early August
Application deadlines Mar. 1

Application Information & Links

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

765 maps that drew Americans Together:A National Atlas

Fun Lesson – 500 Year History of Pockets

How Activists Create Change Album

The Interesting Design of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Virtual Book Club: These Truths – Chapter 10

Virtual Book Club: These Truths – Chapter 11

What’s the Price of Safety? Understanding Controversy Surrounding the Patriot Act

Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
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Information Literacy & Historical Sources: Difficult Topics Infectious Diseases, Science Literacy, and Citizen Behavior
There is No Age Limit
to Reading Aloud
A Teacher’s Take on the Library’s Virtual Student Workshops
Crafting from the Collections: Sweet Ideas for Valentine’s Day Catalyzing Chemists – African Americans in the Sciences
Celebrating George Washington and Other U.S. Presidents
with Primary Sources
Celebrating Artists’ Portraits at the Library of Congress for African American History Month
Young Rosa Parks “Bridgerton” and the Real Queen
African Americans
and the Gold Rush
Chinese Americans
and the Gold Rush
The Angel of New York: 1949-67 A Deep Dive Into Sea Shanties

From the Pros in the Field

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