February 21, 2021

Primary Source Learning: TPS Illinois Partners Teaching Resources

Illinois is fortunate to have several consortium members in the national Teaching with Primary Sources program. Access some of the wonderful primary source teaching resources the Illinois partners offer by clicking the links below. TPS-Barat Teaching & Learning posts: Primary source activity ideas and teaching tips TPS-Barat Featured Sources: Guided primary source analysis activities TPS Program at DePaul University: Lesson plan repository TPS EIU (Eastern Illinois University): … [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...]

A Community Vision Realized

Wow, I almost can't believe this is actually happening! I've been working with the Barat Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program* since it began in 2004. Before too long we had launched a program website and online learning system. In 2006, I suggested starting a blog that would serve as an online resource to the teachers who had participated in our teaching with primary sources workshops and others interested in primary source learning and the Library collections. It didn't happen but … [Read more...]

Barat Bits & Bytes

In the Barat Bits & Bytes category, we will keep you abreast of news from the Barat Education Foundation, the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program and its various consortium members, and any other source that we think will bring you insight and enjoyment. If you have some news about primary source learning or a related topic, please let us know! Post a comment or contact PSN. … [Read more...]