September 18, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 14

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 14 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Communities & Coalitions   Community Helpers Community Service: Washington Chapter Diana’s White House Garden Dolores Huerta: Building Coalitions to … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: I Am an American Day

Find a partner and have one read the first article and the other the second article. Each person should re-read their article and then analyze the source to answer the questions below. (NOTE: to enlarge the type, click here to read them online) What argument does the article present? What evidence from the text supports your response? Why do you think the author chose to include these specific details of description or explanation? What was happening during this time period? Who do … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 13

  Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 13 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Declaration of Independence & the U.S. Constitution   Six lessons related to the Declaration on of … [Read more...]

Today in History: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Today in History–August 28–the Library of Congress features the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, held on this day in 1963. Around a quarter million people participated in this non-violent demonstration for civil rights seeking, among other things, equal access to public accommodations, decent housing, adequate and integrated education, the right to vote, and job training. The six primary organizers and organizations for the March were: James Farmer, National Director of the Congress of … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Being American Primary Source Sets

This curated collection of primary sources was created to help students think critically about what it means to be an American by exploring and analyzing different perspectives and voices, particularly marginalized ones, over time. Thanks to the inspiration of Jen Reidel, 2019-2020 Library of Congress Civics Teacher in Residence, who suggested this theme. Executive proclamations Reprint of President Roosevelt's "I Am an American Day proclamation May 3, 1940 Reprint of Arizona Governor … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Patsy Mink

Patsy Mink online exhibition Patsy Mink image set Legislation Sponsored or Cosponsored by Patsy T. Mink Patsy Mink Remarks in the Congressional Record Legislation created in celebration and in memory of Patsy Mink Patsy Mink obituaries Patsy Mink biography U.S. House History, Art & Archives Patsy Mink timeline … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 12

  Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 12 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate New Lessons: Pairing Picture Books & Primary Sources   All the Way to the Top Students investigate the ideas behind the movement that made … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 11

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 11 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate New Lessons: Emerging America & KidCitizen   Ancient Rome’s Veterans with Disabilities: Roman Accounts and U.S. Veteran Comparisons Students compare how two societies separated by … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Community Helpers Then & Now Primary Source Set

Click the images to access them and print or add to a digital folder or platform. Have students match the primary source images of community helpers from long ago and now. Then have students draw a picture of themselves as community helpers and/or a community helper in their neighborhood and share stories about those people. Related resources Community Helpers interactive lesson KidCitizen Analyzing Primary … [Read more...]