October 20, 2021

On Your Time Learning: NEA TPS Micro-credentials

Citizen U has developed a new series of micro-credentials in a partnership with the National Education Association and thanks to the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources TPS program grant. 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, listed below, were developed in collaboration with NEA … [Read more...]

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

News & Events NEWS Library Recent Enhancements to Congress.gov Access TPS Consortium Becoming Helen Keller Film & Classroom Activities Emerging America at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is working with New York PBS THIRTEEN on classroom activities associated with this new film, premiering October 19 at 9:00 pm EST. The film looks at Keller's career, politics, and controversies. Learn more EVENTS Library Concerts from the Library of … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Topic Selection, Research, Sources & More

We have compiled a big list of resources to help you dig deep into National History Day projects. Understanding NHD Projects Be sure to read the NHD 2022 rule book carefully! You should also check out this YouTube rules video playlist to review general rules for all NHD project categories, as well as category-specific rules. Explore the categories. Click the orange buttons to learn more about each category. Documentary project checklist evaluation form Ask an NEH … [Read more...]

Today in History: October Posts

October 1 October 2 1903: World Series 1780: John André & Benedict Arnold 1967: Thurgood Marshall October 3 October 4 1790: Chief John Ross & the Cherokee Nation 1902: Anthracite Coal Strike 1822: Rutherford B. Hayes October 5 October 6 1877: Chief Joseph Surrenders 1866: Rails & Robbers October 7 October 8 1868: Cornell University 1979: Cowboys & Fall Roundup … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – 20th Century Post World War II

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the 20th century, post World War II, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Further moments in history may be searched for in the Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) collection. Primarily focused on post-World War II diplomacy, from the late 1940s to the present day, the collection … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – Early 20th Century

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the early 20th century, through World War II, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Panama Canal (1903) Treaty of Portsmouth (1905) Russo-Japanese War: Topics in Chronicling America 1905 Portsmouth Treaty historical newspaper coverage Treaty-related image set Today in History: Theodore Roosevelt Today in History: Japan Dollar Diplomacy: Ending … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – 18th & 19th Centuries

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the 18th & 19th centuries, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Treaty of Paris (1763) Treaty of Paris 1763 Avalon Project Treaty of Paris, 1763 U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian Map Showing Imperial Context in North America before the 1763 Treaty of Paris Map Showing Imperial Context of North America after the 1763 Treaty of Paris … [Read more...]

Today in History: September Posts

September 1 September 2 1773: Phillis Wheatley 1864: Fall of Atlanta 1885: Rock Springs Massacre 1935: George Gershwin & Gullah Culture September 3 September 4 1838: Frederick Douglass 1856: Louis H. Sullivan 1781: El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles 1846: Daniel Burnham September 5 September 6 1847: Jesse James 1882: First Labor Day 1860: Jane Addams & Hull House 1901: William … [Read more...]

Timely Connections: Constitutional Rights of Students

Every year the United States celebrates Constitution Day on September 17. How much do you know about U.S. constitutional rights? Did you know that those rights are different in the context of public schools? School officials have significant leeway when instituting and enforcing rules to maintain a safe environment conducive to learning but, over the years, the Supreme Court has weighed in on the balance of students' constitutional rights as U.S. citizens and as public school students. What can … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Debates in History

Three-Fifths Compromise & the Northwest Ordinance Indian Removal Learning from the Source: Indian Territory Resettlement Missouri Compromise The Spread of Slavery 1790-1860 census data visualization interactive map Speech of Mr. Van Dyke, on the amendment offered to a bill for the admission of Missouri into the Union, prescribing the restriction of slavery as an irrevocable principle of the state constitution 1820 More Missouri compromise primary sources & … [Read more...]