January 17, 2023

About Citizen U TPS

Citizen U is operated by the Barat Education Foundation thanks to grant funding from the Library of Congress since 2004. As a Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium Member, Barat has provided free, engaging, inquiry-based learning materials that use Library primary sources to foster understanding and application of civics, literacy, history, math, science, and the arts.

The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build awareness of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational resources.

Learn more about the Library’s TPS program and other resources available to teachers at www.loc.gov/teachers.

United States Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois has been instrumental in securing funding for the National TPS program. “The Library of Congress has a vast wealth of resources – resources just waiting to be tapped by students not just in Washington, DC, but all across the country. Thanks to this program, teachers can receive the training necessary to harness the latest Internet technology and bring the Library’s digital collections into their classrooms, enhancing their teaching and expanding the universe of knowledge available to all our students.”

The mission of the Primary Source Nexus is to serve as an online community support resource for the TPS-Barat program.