July 26, 2021

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 6

Last Updated on March 25, 2021


Volume 2, Issue 6



Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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Map: Poetry &
Environmental Justice

Students analyze images and the poem, “Map”, and discuss how diverse sources provide context to the theme of environmental justice, then research local instances of environmental justice/injustice today.
Pairing Pictures & Poems
to Tell Stories

Students analyze images and texts to learn the power of pairing pictures with poems to tell stories about the historical issue of child labor and issues affecting children today.

RISE: Racial Equity Webinars & Micro-credential


Action: Inquiry and Civic Action for Equity – Webinar 5 (Apr. 22) InfoRegistration

Empathy: Transforming Connections – Webinar 4 Recording & Resources

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

Inquiry: Dismantling Racism – Webinar 2  Recording & Resources

Reflection: Engaging All Students – Webinar 1 Recording & Resources

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

Civics Secures Democracy Act [HR 1814] Advocacy Toolkit shared by @IllinoisCivics

Is Civic Media an Antidote to a Polarized World? Library of Congress Insights blog

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Primary Source Nexus

Teaching & learning resource blog
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Recent Posts

Primary Source Spotlight: Carrie Chapman Catt Primary Source Spotlight: Madam C.J. Walker
TPS Spotlight:
University of the Arts
Finding Resources:
Postcards in the Collections

Posts from the Archive

Integrating Tech:
Poetry 180
Primary Source Learning: Poets & Poetry

TPS Program

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News, Opportunities, Resources

Carolina K-12 Virtual Modules
modules from the Teaching Hard History initiative | AccessCongress.gov Spring 2021 Edition

Correspondence of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
New digital collection – Read about it | Access the collection

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam
Watch on YouTube | Watch on Facebook March 26 at 8:00 pm EST

Library of Congress Literacy Series Programs
Information | Premiering on Facebook | Watch on YouTube

  • March 29 at 5:00 pm EST – Colson Whitehead’s New York
  • April 1 at 7:00 pm EST – Pop Life: Literature and Culture
  • April 8 at 10:00 am EST – Lupita Nyong’o and Carla Hayden
  • April 29 at 7:00 pm EST – Poetry Spotlight: Victoria Chang and Brenda Shaughnessy
  • May 3 at 10:00 am EST – Talking About Race, Love and Truth: For Kids and Teens
  • May 3 at 10:00 am EST – Talking About Race, Love & Truth: For Caregivers and Teachers
  • May 6 at 7:00 pm EST – Behind the Book: Jim Lee and Asian American Superheroes
  • May 13 at 5:00 pm EST – Talking About Race, Love & Truth: Live Q&A
  • May 20 at 7:00 pm EST – National Book Festival Presents: Walter Isaacson on the Biomedical Future
  • May 27 at 7:00 pm EST – National Book Festival Presents: The Art of the Memoir

New DBQuest: Historical Monuments & Meaning
iCivics – Access (must login)

On the Road with Jason Reynolds
Blog post & video – Access

Our Common Purpose Series with Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen

Presidential Papers
Library of Congress Magazine Vol. 10 No. 2: Mar.-Apr. 2021 – Access

Teacher Librarian Days Resource List
TPS Western Region – Access

War, Combat and the American Soldier
Historians Margaret MacMillan & Rick Atkinson
Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:00 pm EST
Tune in – YouTube | Facebook

What strategies did Native nations use to protect their sovereignty during the American Revolution?
History’s Mysteries new Grade 3 Unit – Access

Professional Development



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

Exploring Strategies for Analyzing Primary Sources
Institute for Curriculum Services & the TPS Western Region
April 26 4:30 pm MST
Free | 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
TPS-MTSU with East Tennessee Historical Society
April 29 4:00 pm CST
Free | Email to register


History of European Antisemitism
Institute for Curriculum Services & the TPS Western Region
May 3 4:30 pm MST
Free | Registration

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
(must join / login to view / participate)

Album: On the Road to Canterbury 

Chronicling America – Historic Newspapers

The Granddaughter and the Agriculturalist: What Can a Title Tell Us?

Graphic Biographies

Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books – Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball

Story Maps

A Woman to Remember:Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Virtual Book Club – Jill Lepore: These Truths

Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
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Shirley Chisholm in Pictures: Unbought and Unbossed Read Around the States with
U.S. Members of Congress

Women’s History Month: Latinas! Amazing Josephine Baker

Getting into the Swing of Women’s History Month Missing Women and
Feminist Economics

Let’s Talk Comics:
Golden Legacy
Chronicling America
Restores Lost History

Following the Trail of a Mysterious Circus Crafting from the Collections: Handmade Haggadah

A Cup of Tea with
Trans-Siberian Railway Postcards
Rachel Bluwstein,
Hebrew Poetess and Pioneer

From the Pros in the Field

Teaching & learning with primary sources
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