December 16, 2018

Primary Source Review: June 1-15, 2018

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared June 1-15, 2018 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the House, the Senate, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom, and more! We’ve got Civics, History, ELA and STEAM resources—for immediate access to all of these, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: May 16-31, 2018

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 1-15, 2018 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the House, the Senate, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom, and more! We’ve got Civics, History, ELA and STEAM resources—for immediate access to all of these, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: May 1-15, 2018

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 1-15, 2018 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the House, the Senate, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom, and more! We’ve got Civics, History, ELA and STEAM resources—for immediate access to all of these, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Apr. 16-30, 2018

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared April 16-30, 2018 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the House, the Senate, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom, and more! We’ve got Civics, History, ELA and STEAM resources—for immediate access to all of these, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning to Develop Civic Competencies

In the Guardian of Democracy: the Civic Mission of Schools report, Lee H. Hamilton, founder of the Center on Congress and U.S. Representative from Indiana (1965 to 1999), wrote: Citizenship requires both knowledge about government and the ability to be involved in governance. It means knowing how to identify and inform yourself about issues, explore and evaluate possible solutions, and then act to resolve problems. It demands that you know how to interact respectfully with others. And it asks … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Top Content of 2017

TPS-Barat was happy to be able to provide another year of great content highlighting Library of Congress primary sources and strategies and ideas for teaching with primary sources. This year we added in a new section under our Teaching & Learning category: Timely Connections. In these posts we connect historical primary sources and resources from the Library with contemporary articles.Below we link to our top 40 content for 2017. But, remember, there is so much more to discover. Please … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Fall 2017 Resources

TPS-Barat fell back into the school year by creating resources for students preparing for National History Day (NHD) projects and by sharing lots of great Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources content. Below are links to posts through November, 2017. NHD 2018 Conflict & Compromise Topic IdeasEuropean History Prior to 1500 European History 16th Century European History 17th Century European History 18-19th Centuries U.S. History Prior to 1800 U.S. History … [Read more...]

Primary Source & Civic Learning

The Barat Education Foundation (BEF), a long time member of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program (TPS), began working with the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) in 2016 to create multidisciplinary lessons that feature primary sources from the Library of Congress and infuse civic learning across the curriculum (stay tuned, coming soon).Primary source learning engages students through inquiry, provides them with access to different perspectives, helps them to … [Read more...]

Primary Source Nexus Summer 2017

This summer the Primary Source Nexus teaching resource blog will sport a slimmed down look as we are hard at work finalizing the first unit of our new Teaching with Primary Sources multidisciplinary civics-focused inquiry curriculum, creating a website to house the lessons, and revamping our website to highlight more learning resources and programs.The rotating gallery on the homepage will feature From the Archives posts that lead to all the content we published in the past year.We will … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Spring 2017 Resources

Discover how you can help students grow by teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress. Check out all the great content we shared from March, 2017 - May, 2017. Primary Source Picks Collection SpotlightSonia SotomayorPrimary Source SpotlightEsther Bubley Shirley Chisholm Billy Collins Denali National Park Dorothea Dix Betty Friedan Jewish Passover Stanley Kunitz Gabriela Mistral SpringWorld SpotlightGreat Britain & the … [Read more...]