TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus https://primarysourcenexus.org Mon, 21 May 2018 14:28:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 23929783 Today in History: Clara Barton & the Red Cross https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/today-in-history-clara-barton-the-red-cross/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/today-in-history-clara-barton-the-red-cross/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 14:28:19 +0000 https://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=23382 Today in History–May 21–TPS-Barat featuresClarissa “Clara” Barton, who founded the Red Cross on this date in 1881. A former teacher, Barton was working in the U.S. patent office at the start of the Civil War. Despite having little nursing training, Barton administered aid to soldiers at several battlefields,  After the war she established the Missing Soldier […]

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Primary Source Review: May 1-15, 2018 https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/primary-source-review-may-1-15-2018/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/primary-source-review-may-1-15-2018/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 22:09:28 +0000 https://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=23358 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 […]

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Wanted: Teachers for Lesson Pilot Now Through July 2018 https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/wanted-teachers-for-lesson-pilot-now-through-july-2018/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/wanted-teachers-for-lesson-pilot-now-through-july-2018/#respond Sun, 13 May 2018 21:00:37 +0000 https://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=23338 Citizen U Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress as part of its Teaching with Primary Sources program, the Barat Education Foundation, in collaboration with the DePaul University College of Education and the Constitutional Rights Foundation, has been developing materials that integrate civics with other academic subjects as part of a larger initiative, Citizen U®. […]

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Today in History: Join or Die https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/today-in-history-join-or-die/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/today-in-history-join-or-die/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 06:00:57 +0000 http://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=16910 Today in History–May 9–the Library of Congress features the first political cartoon published in the United States  on this day in 1754. The “Join or Die” cartoon, purportedly devised by Benjamin Franklin, provided commentary on the need for the colonies to join together against French and Native American aggression along the western frontier. Learn more by visiting […]

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Primary Source Review: Apr. 16-30, 2018 https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/primary-source-review-apr-16-30-2018/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/primary-source-review-apr-16-30-2018/#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 00:15:16 +0000 https://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=23302 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 […]

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Today in History: May Day https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/today-in-history-may-day/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/05/today-in-history-may-day/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 13:25:14 +0000 https://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=23286 Today in History–May 1–the Library of Congress features May Day. Originally a celebration of spring, May Day later became a day to celebrate workers and is still celebrated as such in many countries around the world. Learn more about other May Day celebrations by reading the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related primary […]

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Learning from the Source: The Declaration, Her Declaration, Your Declaration https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/04/learning-from-the-source-the-declaration-her-declaration-your-declaration/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/04/learning-from-the-source-the-declaration-her-declaration-your-declaration/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:00:05 +0000 https://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=23206 Discuss the Declaration of Independence. Why was it written? What meaning did it have in 1776? What meaning does it have today? Read the Declaration of Independence and highlight words and phrases that stand out to you. Read over the words and phrases you highlighted. In what ways does the language you selected help to […]

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TPS Spotlight: Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/04/tps-spotlight-library-of-congress-teaching-with-primary-sources-program/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/04/tps-spotlight-library-of-congress-teaching-with-primary-sources-program/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:00:43 +0000 https://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=23246 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. The Library achieves this mission through collaborations between the Library […]

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Collection Spotlight: Tracy K. Smith https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/04/collection-spotlight-tracy-k-smith/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/04/collection-spotlight-tracy-k-smith/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:33 +0000 http://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=23131 Tracy K. Smith was appointed the Library’s 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry on June 14, 2017 and began serving on September 13, 2017. Her mission the Library’s chief poet is to bring poetry to rural areas. “I wanted to go into the more rural communities that don’t have programming on a consistent basis, where […]

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Primary Source Review: Apr. 1-15, 2018 https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/04/primary-source-review-apr-1-15-2018/ https://primarysourcenexus.org/2018/04/primary-source-review-apr-1-15-2018/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:47:52 +0000 https://primarysourcenexus.org/?p=23225 Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared April 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 […]

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