June 20, 2021

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 9

 

Bulletin

Volume 2, Issue 9

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CIVICS IN ACTION

Citizen U

Weaving civics across grades and disciplines
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New Lessons

Champions of Change
Students analyze a variety of primary sources to consider how African American song took root as a means of spreading the message of equality and as a critical part in unifying America in the struggle. After, students investigate the influence of contemporary music and musicians on memorializing the successes of the past and emphasizing the continuing need for equality today.
The Long Civil Rights Movement
Students will analyze primary sources to investigate the long arc of the civil rights movement by examining economic and social conditions and actions that were taken prior to and after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. After, students will interview a local civil rights activist and/or design an action plan to make their community aware of a contemporary civil rights issue.

Teaching with Primary Sources
Micro-Credential Library

Inquiry with Primary Sources
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Primary Sources
Multidisciplinary Civics with Primary Sources
Universal Design for Learning with Primary Sources
In a partnership with the National Education Association, Citizen U has developed a new series of micro-credentials. This professional learning offering aims to help educators better integrate inquiry learning with primary sources into instruction across grades and disciplines using a variety of frameworks and strategies. The first four micro-credentials, developed in collaboration with NEA educators and TPS Consortium members Emerging America, Collaborative for Educational Services and Inquiry in the Upper Midwest, Minnesota Historical Society, will be available around mid-May via the Citizen U website and the NEA Micro-credential Library. The TPS micro-credentials are free for NEA members and $75 for non-members. School districts interested in enrolling a large group of educators consisting of some or all non-NEA members should contact Citizen U. While the micro-credentials are asynchronous, a dedicated group on the TPS Teachers Network will offer support for educators.

RISE: Racial Equity Webinars & Micro-credential

 

Action: Shifting to Civic Mindedness – Webinar 6 (May 20) Info & Registration

Action: Inquiry & Civic Action for Equity – Webinar 5 Recording & Resources

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

Our American Voice

Action-based civics education program
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On Our Radar

Civics news & resources from @OurAmVoice
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TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

Primary Source Nexus

Teaching & learning resource blog
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Recent Posts & More from the Archives

Primary Source Learning:
Film & Video
Primary Source Spotlight: Teachers & Teaching

Collection Spotlight: Landscape Photographs TPS Spotlight:
Journalism in Action

Primary Source Learning: Being American Primary Source Spotlight: Jewish Resources

TPS Program

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News, Opportunities, Resources

Concerts from the Library
Information | Premiering on Facebook | Watch on YouTubeCurrent Context – Biden vs Trump: Salton Sea, Lithium, and Environmental Justice
California History Social Science Project | Access

Engaging Congress New Interactive Stories
The Executive Branch & The Judicial System
Learn more | Play on the web or iOS/Android

Grab the Mic Newsletter, May Edition
by Jason Reynolds | Read

Grant Opportunity to Enhance Teaching with Primary Sources

Applications due May 28 noon EST

Interview with Rob Sanders, author of The Fighting Infantryman: The Story of Albert D. J. Cashier, Transgender Civil War Soldier
Tom Bober’s Primary Source Podcast Listen

Library of Congress Family-focused Events
All events are free, but some may require registration

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

  • May 20 7:00 pm EST – National Book Festival Presents: Walter Isaacson on the Biomedical Future
  • May 27 7:00 pm EST – National Book Festival Presents: The Art of the Memoir

Mathematical Games of Martin Gardner

Miranda v. Arizona Digital Resource Guidel
Library of Congress Law Library | Access

Motherhood & the Military
Virtual panel discussion highlighting the experiences of service connected women
May 6 12:00 pm EST
Presented through the VHP Facebook page | M.O.S. MOM Picture This blog post

Our Common Purpose Series with Kluge Prize winner Danielle Allen

Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Alberto Ríos
National Council of Teachers of English & Library of Congress
May 19 4:00 pm EST | Registration

TPS Eastern Region 2021 Online Conference for TPS Grantees
Registration
June 29 10:00 am-4 pm EST & June 30 10:00 am-1 pm EST

TPS Consortium Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2021
TPS Consortium | Read

Professional Development

ONLINE WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS

May
Learn to Use the KidCitizen Editor
Build an interactive episode that explores a single photograph over three 30-minute webinars
May 11, 18, 25 7:30 pm EST
Free | Information & registration

History UnErased
TPS Virginia with Deb Fowler and Kathleen Barker
May 12 4:00-4:30 pm EST | Email to register

Documents in Detail: Frederick Douglass’ Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln
Teaching American History
May 12 7:00 pm EST | Information & registration

Strategies to Engage All Students in Asking Their Own Questions Using QFT
Right Question Institute & Emerging America
May 13 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Free | Information & registration

Library of Congress Rare Children’s Books Collection
TPS Virginia with curator Jacqueline Coburn
May 19 4:00-4:30 pm EST | Email to register

RISE for Racial Equity –  Action: Shifting to Civic Mindedness
Barat Education Foundation & DePaul University
May 20 5:00-6:00 pm CST
Free | Information | Registration

Great Teaching Resources for Local History/Geography Projects
TPS Virginia
May 26 4:00-4:30 pm EST | Email to register

June
RISE for Racial Equity –  Action: From Equity Dream to Reality
Barat Education Foundation & DePaul University
June 17 5:00-6:00 pm CST
Free | Information | Registration

Introduction to Reading Like a Historian Curriculum and Beyond the Bubble Assessments
Stanford History Education Group
June 22-24 10:00 am-12:15 pm PST
Fee: $375 (limited number of scholarships available, deadline to apply May 10)
Information & registration

Reading Like a Historian: Local History, Opening Up the Textbook, and Discussion 
Stanford History Education Group
June 28-30 9:30-12:00 pm PST
Fee: $375 (limited number of scholarships available, deadline to apply May 10)
Information & registration (registration opens May 13)

July

Reading Like a Historian: Historical Inquiries, Visuals, and Assessment 
Stanford History Education Group
July 20-22 9:30-12:00 pm PST
Fee: $375 (limited number of scholarships available, deadline to apply May 10)
Information & registration (registration opens May 13)

Reading Like a Historian with Younger Students 
Stanford History Education Group
June 26-28 10:00 am-12:15 pm PST
Fee: $375 (limited number of scholarships available, deadline to apply May 10)
Information & registration (registration opens May 13)

August
Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet
Stanford History Education Group
August 9-11 10:00 am-12:15 pm PST
Fee: $375 (limited number of scholarships available, deadline to apply May 10)
Information & registration (registration opens May 13)

Introduction to Reading Like a Historian Curriculum and Beyond the Bubble Assessments
Stanford History Education Group
August 16-18 10:00 am-12:15 pm PST
Fee: $375 (limited number of scholarships available, deadline to apply May 10)
Information & registration (registration opens May 13)

Anytime
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

Summer

Posters for the People: Using WPA Sources
TPS-UArts
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

Primary Sources & Project-Based Learning
Explore primary sources from the Library of Congress & the National Archives with Maryland Humanities
Online, Jul. 6 – 29 or 7 to 30; asynchronous with weekly synchronous sessions on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings
Information & registration

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
Emerging America & Maryland Humanities
Online, Jul. 9 – Aug. 8; synchronous webinar Jul. 14 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

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

Set in Stone: Civil War Memory, Monuments and Myths
Ford’s Theatre
Online, July 25-30
Free, 3 grad credits available from Trinity University Washington for $375
Information | Schedule | Application

From the TPS Teachers Network
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Library Blog Round-Up

Recent favorites
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Civil War Aeronauts: Exploring 19th Century Tech Innovation Using the Library of Congress Online: Tips for Teen Researchers

“Her Name is Shizuko”—
A Mother’s Influence
Keep Kids and Teens Engaged in Poetry Throughout the Year

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Primary Sources Nahuatl as It Was:
An Exploration of the Great Dictionary of Alonso de Molina

Acquisition Adventure:
Loco Foco Witches Laying a Spell Over the Country
Advancing Archives, History and Heritage: Making the Less Visible More Discoverable

Reimagining Latino Essentiality through Sound Screen-Free Poetry: Writing Cowboy Poetry Together

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