May 12, 2021

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 9

  Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 9 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share New Lessons Champions of Change Students analyze a variety of primary sources to … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Film & Video

Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Video Recordings Teaching with the Library of Congress blog posts All-American News: Newsreels for African American Audiences February 7, 2019 Explore Library of Congress Professional Development Videos April 11, 2017 Exploring America's Cinematic Heritage through the National Film Registry December 17, 2015 Football Through Film and Other Primary Sources January 31, 2019 Inspiring Citizen Action with the National Screening Room … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 8

Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 8 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share New Lessons Making a Mark: Marching & Leaping Towards Reform Students make connections between protest, reform, and legacy through … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

Overview By pairing primary sources with poetry, students consider the proverb, "Good fences make good neighbors" in the context of their own lives as well as in a local, national or global context. Lesson Steps Display the primary source image and analyze it together as a class using the Library of Congress Primary Source Analysis Tool. After, ask students to consider and discuss the mood and tone of the image and what feelings it brings to mind. Ask for two student volunteers to … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 7

Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 7 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share New Lessons Do Our Parks Do What They Are Supposed to Do? Students analyze primary source images and texts to investigate Frederick Law … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 6

Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 6 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share Map: Poetry & Environmental Justice Students analyze images and the poem, "Map", and discuss how diverse sources provide context to the theme of environmental justice, then … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 5

  Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 5 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share New Lessons Disability Activists Creating Change Students examine the … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Civics! An American Musical

Civics! An American Musical is a part of the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources Program. Created by FableVision in partnership with Maryland Public Television, Maryland Humanities, and Tufts’ Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Civics! An American Musical is designed to teach middle school students the inquiry process of analyzing primary source documents from U.S. history. In this civics learning game, it’s up to the students … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 4

Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 4 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share New Lessons Tactics in the March to Suffrage Students examine the tactics supporters of the woman suffrage movement used in their long … [Read more...]