December 5, 2020

TPS Spotlight: 2020 NCSS Virtual Conference Poster Sessions

Numerous TPS Consortium members have contributed posters (see listing below) to the 2020 NCSS Virtual Conference, taking place online from December 4-6. Attendees can view conference presentations on demand until April 30, 2021. Learn more about the conference, check out the full conference schedule, and register. Book Backdrops: Connecting Primary Sources and Literature National Council of Teachers of English Participants will create a working definition of primary sources, learn to … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 19

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 19 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Newest Lessons: Guided Primary Source Analyses   Elementary At School Lessons for My Community Shaping the Future by Preserving Our … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 18

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 18 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Latest Additions to the Lesson Library   Covering Mental Health Students explore how the press brings awareness to problems and helps support reform … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Maryland Humanities

Maryland Humanities, a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program Consortium member, partnered with Maryland Public Television and the Maryland State Department of Education to create the Thinkport Inquiry Kits— primary source sets designed to prepare students to analyze primary sources and conduct primary source research. The kits may also be used by teachers to facilitate warm-ups or other in-class activities. There are currently 190 Inquiry Kits based on Maryland social … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 17

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 17 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Most Recent Additions to the Lesson Library Absentee Voting & Voting by Mail Electoral College: Does Your Vote for President Count? I Am an American … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Does Your Vote for President Count?

Work in a group to discuss what you can learn from this historical newspaper article (download .pdf) just by examining the headline, illustrations, the introduction (the first three paragraphs), and the section headers. What questions do you still have? Divide the reading of the article among your group members so that each reads 2 or 3 of the 9 sections, then discuss what you've read to answer the questions below. What was the main point of each section? How does each section relate … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 16

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 16 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Elections Then & Now United States: Biggest Business in the World (ES, MS, HS) Identifying Bias in Presidential Election Newspaper … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 15

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 15 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage   Primary Source Learning: Hispanic Points of View Our … [Read more...]

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...]