June 16, 2021

TPS Spotlight: Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program

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 how to get started with primary sources, then access ready-to-use classroom materials, and further your practice through free professional development. The Library … [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...]

BEF Receives McCormick Grant for Civics Program

The Barat Education Foundation is pleased to announce that its application for grant support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation has been approved. The McCormick Foundation and BEF will be able to provide support for the Our American Voice program in several Chicago Public Schools for the 2011-12 school year. Together with Centers for New Horizons and LULAC (the League of United Latin American Citizens), Our American Voice will be offered at traditionally underserved schools in the … [Read more...]