October 27, 2021

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 5

Last Updated on August 8, 2021



Volume 2, Issue 5



Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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New Lessons

Disability Activists Creating Change
Students examine the tactics supporters of the woman suffrage movement used in their long quest to gain the right to vote through primary source analysis, consider the effectiveness of various social movement strategies, and create their own tactical plan to affect change.
African American Monument
Students review scenes from African American history through analysis of a poster created as a type of monument. After, students create a brief sketch and a write caption for a scene from recent times and explain why they feel the scene is an important addition to the poster.

RISE: Racial Equity Webinars & Micro-credential


Empathy: Transforming Connections – Webinar 4 (Mar. 18) Information and Registration

Self-Awareness: Healing History – Webinar 3 Recording & Resources

Inquiry: Dismantling Racism – Webinar 2  Recording & Resources

Reflection: Engaging All Students – Webinar 1 Recording & Resources

Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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On Our Radar

Civics news & resources from @OurAmVoice
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America must embrace civics and history instruction for the sake of our democracy Washington Post Editorial Board

New National Civics Guidelines Carve a Middle Path for Teachers in a Polarized Climate Education Week

Indianapolis sophomore advocates for better civics education TheStatehouseFile.com

Shelia Washington Dies at 61; Helped Exonerate Scottsboro Boys New York Times

America and the world need history majors Dayton.com

We ‘Can Lower Expectations & Still Have High Standards’ in Hybrid Teaching Education Week

Breaching a Masculine Precinct: Women Pioneers on Senate Staff Senate Historical Office

Cartographic Justice: From Omission to Illumination of America’s Black Communities Insurrect! Radical Thinking in Early American Studies

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Primary Source Nexus

Teaching & learning resource blog
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Recent Posts

Primary Source Spotlight: Fannie Lou Hamer Analyzing Primary Sources: Strategies & Activities
TPS Spotlight:
Civics! An American Musical
Primary Source Spotlight: Korean War

Posts from the Archive

Collection Spotlight:
Women Photojournalists
Primary Source Learning: Women in the White House

TPS Program

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News, Opportunities, Resources

The Aramont Library: Stunning Private Collection
Library of Congress Blog – Read

Concerts from the Library of Congress
Schedule | March 12, 19, 26

Congress.gov New, Tip and Top for March 2021
Part 1 | Part 2

Grab the Mic, March Edition
By Jason Reynolds | Read

Green Book and African American Travel with Candacy Taylor
Folklife Today Podcast – Read about it | Listen

Library of Congress/American Alliance of Museums Visitor Survey
All responses to this survey will be kept confidential and responses will not be used for any future solicitation | Participate

Listening, Learning, Creating Communities
Library of Congress virtual symposium on diversity in children’s literature
March 12 at 1:00 pm ESTWatch the promo video | Read the blog post
Tune in on YouTube OR Facebook

Rediscovering Eleanor Roosevelt
Author David Michaelis
Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:00 pm EST
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Resilient Faces of Black History
Apple Book by TPS Mentor Cheryl Davis Access

The St. Croix Avis, US Virgin Islands (1865-1882)
New addition to Chronicling America Historical Newspaper Collection | Access

War, Combat and the American Soldier
Historians Margaret MacMillan & Rick Atkinson
Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:00 pm EST
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Professional Development



Discovering Science Collections Virtually
Library of Congress
March 16 2:00 pm EST
Free | Registration

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

Henry Grady’s New South
Watson-Brown Foundation & Teaching American History
March 24 4:55-6:05 pm EST
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

Dig into DBQuest!
March 31 7:00 pm EST
Free | Information & registration


Digging in with TPS-MTSU: Tennessee Literature
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

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

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



Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
Emerging America, 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

The Right to Privacy: “The Most Valued and Comprehensive Right”
Emerging America, Collaborative for Educational Services
May 3 – Jun. 25; synchronous webinars May 19 & Jun. 9 7:00-8:15 pm EST
Fee – 67.5 PDPs (MA) or 3 grad credits from Westfield State University (additional fee) | Information & registration


Posters for the People: Using WPA Sources
Online, Jul. 5-16
Registration fee; graduate credit available at 50% cost reduction | Information & registration

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Through the Lens of Appalachian Culture
TPS Mars-Hill
In-person, Jul. 6-8, Mars Hill University, NC
Questions? Contact Bridget Morton | Registration

A is for Everything: How Typography Shapes our Language and Culture
Online, Jul. 19-30
Registration fee; graduate credit available at 50% cost reduction | Information & registration

From the TPS Teachers Network
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Acquainting ourselves with Native American tribes: the (Edward S.) Curtis Collection

Do you know what an apron is?

Dreaming of Travel through Postcards


HS English QFT Primary Source Salem Witch Trials Rhetoric Lesson

Leah Chase, Queen of Creole Cuisine: Food, Culture, and Civil Rights

Vaccine Promotional

Virtual Book Club: These Truths – Chapter 13

Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
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Reading Like a Writer:
Advice from YA Authors
A Suffragist Poetically Asks:
“Are Women People?”

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee and Suffragist Cards Luminarias: Celebrating
Latinas Who Inspire Us

Women and Sports: Let the Searching Games Begin! Journey to the
Center of the Earth

Hanging Poems in Trees:
Interacting with Poetry
United Copper, Wall Street,
and the Panic of 1907

African American
Insurance Companies
Shaping the American Story

From the Pros in the Field

Teaching & learning with primary sources
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