April 19, 2021

Citizen U: Lessons Infusing Civics Across the Curriculum

The Citizen U curriculum is a collaboration between the Barat Education Foundation (BEF), Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF), and DePaul University’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning (DePaul OIPL) and was developed thanks to a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program. The goal of the Citizen U curriculum is to infuse civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions across the core subjects in elementary, middle, and high school grades. Working with … [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...]

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...]