Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium


Redesigned Veterans History Project Website Improves Usability
Show appreciation to veterans all year long through the Veterans History Project. The redesigned website makes it easier than ever to access content that includes audio and video recordings, photographs, and correspondence, as well as curated oral history collections, story maps, and research guides. Additionally, the relaunch helps facilitate participation in the project by providing step-by-step customized instructions and tips for collecting and preserving military memories. Get more details in this post from the Teaching with the Library blog. | VHP website New Options for Member Alerts & More uses an iterative design process to get new features and enhancements out quickly. Learn about the latest updates in this recent post from the In Custodia Legis blog.


For Educators

Library of Congress Seeking 2023-24 Teacher in Residence
The Library seeks applications from current upper elementary or middle school teachers to serve as a Teacher in Residence (TIR) during the 2023-24 school year. The TIR will focus their work and expertise on the development of content and programs for The Source, a participatory space for youth ages 9–13 that will open in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building in 2025. TIR application information | TIR application formTIR application deadline: March 31

For Students

2023 Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program
The 2023 AHHA Internship Program application will be open to undergraduate juniors and seniors, graduate and doctoral students, as well as recent graduates, from March 20 through April 24. The 10-week onsite and remote positions run from September 11 through November 17. The program targets Black, Indigenous, and communities of color historically underrepresented in the United States and in the Library’s collections. AHHA offers the next generation of diverse archivists and knowledge workers invaluable opportunities to analyze, organize, and interpret collections or programs that help share an inclusive story of the American experience. Internships and projects will heighten visibility and promote accessibility for Library resources that more fully represent the rich cultural and creative heritage of the United States. | AAHA Program Overview | 2023 AAHA Program Information | Application open: March 20 | Application deadline: April 24

Library of Congress 2023 High School Summer Internship Program
Do you know a high school student who is interested in libraries, museums and research? The 2023 high school summer internship program is designed for individuals interested in working with primary sources and with young audiences. Students will learn about the Library and help the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement develop and create content to support the new participatory learning space for youth and families in the Library of Congress. The program runs from June 26 – July 20 and both in-person and onsite opportunities are available. While the internship is non-paid, students can arrange to receive up to 60 community service credit hours. | Summer high school internship general information | Summer high school internship application informationApplication deadline: April 28


From the Library & Beyond

Latest Free to Use and Reuse Sets
Have you had a chance, yet, to peruse the newest primary source sets posted to this Library portal? Be sure to check them out!

Library Blogs Update
Did you know that the Library of Congress has 21 distinct blogs and that they all recently received an updated look? Two of our favorite blogs, along with a sampling of recent posts from both, are linked below. What other Library blogs pique your interest?

Teaching with the Library: Primary Sources & Ideas for Educators

Minerva’s Kaleidoscope: Resources for Kids & Families


Access the Library podcasts

Just Jazz and WRVR-FM
Tune in to the program archives of Just Jazz, which first aired on WRVR-FM in New York City. The program, hosted by the legendary Ed Beach, showcased jazz music from the early 1920s to the 1970s from both solo artists and bands with styles that ranged from traditional to modern. Over 1,000 recordings are available on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website. Just Jazz is also part of a larger, new exhibit devoted to WRVR-FM. This pioneering noncommercial broadcaster operated by the Riverside Church presented a rich diversity of religious programming along with reporting on public affairs and current events.

Women in Congress
These resources from the U.S. House of Representatives History, Art & Archives website include biographical profiles of former women Members of Congress, links to information about current women Members, essays on the institutional and national events that shaped successive generations of Congresswomen, and images of each woman Member, including rare photos. | Access Women in Congress resources

From the TPS Consortium Partners

Civic Learning Week & Beyond
In celebration of Civic Learning Week—March 6-10—TPS Consortium partners are showcasing civics resources.

  • To shine a focus on the intrinsic connection civics has to English Language Arts and literacy education, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCHE) has compiled a plethora of resources accessible to a variety of audiences. | Access NCHE civic resources
  • The Barat Education Foundation (BEF) has rounded up links to numerous lessons and activities from the Primary Source Nexus and the Citizen U Civics Resource Center, as well as civics resources from other TPS Consortium partners. | Access civics resources from BEF

Lesson Plans for Lift More Voices: Integrating the Arts & Literacy
Don’t miss these diverse and original lesson plans created through this TPS Eastern Region grant-funded project. All lessons meet grades 6-12 curriculum standards. Get more details about the project in this post in the Pre-Service and First Year Teachers group on the TPS Teachers Network. | Access Lift More Voices lesson plans

Reform to Equal Rights: K-12 Disability History Curriculum
Come and get this free online curriculum created by the Collaborative for Educational Services together with educators, disability activists, and historians. It contains 23 accessible inquiry-based lessons using 200+ primary sources and features stories of innovative and determined disability rights advocates from the first Deaf school in 1817 to the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and beyond. Curriculum topics include moral reformers, disabled veterans, immigration, eugenics, legislation and court cases, and the strategies and tactics of the Disability Rights Movement. Detailed lessons will help guide research projects and inclusive civic engagement projects. | Access Reform to Equal Rights curriculum

TPS Teachers Network Discussions

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Professional Development

*Free and online synchronous sessions unless noted otherwise*


Virtual Student Workshops
Library of Congress
Tuesdays through Thursdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm ET, except for federal holidays, on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to staff availability
Access request form


Literacy Awards Webinar Series: Promoting a Culture of Reading
Library of Congress
March 16, 3:00-4:30 pm ET | Information & registration

Researching Women and Gender at the Library: Women and the American Civil War
Library of Congress
March 21, 1:00-2:00 pm ET | Information & registration

Four Freedoms Revisited: Constructing Civically Engaged Arguments
Philadelphia Writing Project & the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History
March 28, 5:00-7:00 pm ET; Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
ACT 48 credit, free museum membership, and $100 stipend for completing post-event lesson
Information I Registration

Building a More Perfect Union: Hidden Histories of African American Women in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Writing Project & the African American Museum in Philadelphia
March 30, 6:00-8:00 pm ET; African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Information I Registration


RISING to Teach: Using Primary Sources to Create Unity and Wellness
DePaul University
April 2, 7:00 pm CT Contact Donna Kiel to register

Using Maps in Genealogical Research
Library of Congress
April 11, 3:00-4:00 pm ET | Information & registration

Literacy Awards Webinar Series: Advancing Adult Literacy in the U.S.
Library of Congress
April 20, 3:00-4:30 pm ET | Information & registration

Transatlantic Conversations: Lawmaking and Representation in the U.S. and the U.K.
Library of Congress
April 24, 10:30 am-12:00 pm pm ET | Information | Registration


Making Space for History in Elementary Classrooms
Minnesota Historical Society
June 21, 8:30 am-3:30 pm CT; Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN
$100 stipend for educators in grades K-5 | Information | Registration


Cultural Relevance & LGBTQIA History
Minnesota Historical Society
August 17, 8:30 am-3:30 pm CT; Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, MN
$100 stipend for educators in grades 6-12 | Information | Registration



TPS Micro-credentials
National Education Association, Citizen U, Emerging America, Inquiry in the Upper Midwest, Right Question Institute, TPS Western Region
Asynchronous, free for NEA members, $75 for all others (non-members may apply for a free voucher with a valid school email) | Access micro-credentials

TPS Basics
TPS Eastern Region
Asynchronous | Information | Registration

Teaching with Primary Sources in the Elementary Classroom
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Collaborative for Educational Services, Mars Hill University, TPS Midwest Region
Free for Ed Leaders Network members, including all Illinois public school educators

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Primary Source Questions
Right Question Institute
Asynchronous | Access learning modules


Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict Using Primary Sources
Institute for Curriculum Services
Open through March 31; asynchronous | Course information | Registration

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities Through Primary Sources
Collaborative for Educational Services & the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies English Learner Collaborations Project
April 7-May 17; mostly asynchronous + webinar April 12, 4:00-5:15 pm ET
$100, 22.5 PDPs, graduate credit available for additional fee | Information | Registration deadline: March 31

America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond – Teaching Human Rights Today
Collaborative for Educational Services
April 20 & 27 and May 4 & 18, 4:00-5:15 pm ET + optional webinar in Spanish on May 18, 5:15-6:15 pm ET; includes asynchronous work
$50, 22.5 PDPs, graduate credit available for additional fee | Information | Registration deadline: April 6


The Constitution and the Pursuit of Happiness: Institutions, Virtue and Civic Dispositions
Collaborative for Educational Services
May 22-June 30 mostly asynchronous + synchronous sessions on June 6 & June 20, 7:00-8:30 pm ET
$350; 67.5 PDPs for Massachusetts teachers; certificate for 45 hours for teachers from other states; graduate credit available for an additional fee
Course information & registration deadline: May 15

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Appalachia: Summer Conference
Mars Hill University
July 21, 9:00 am-4:30 pm at Mars Hill University near Asheville, NC
Registration deadline: May 31 

Third Annual Summer Educator’s Retreat
The Remedial Herstory Project
August 10-11, 8:00 am-5:00 pm ET each day; Hilton Garden Inn, Portsmouth, NH
$250; early bird discount of $50 for reservations received before July 1
Retreat information & registration