April 7, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 5

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 5 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate Featured Lessons TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Margaret Chase Smith

Historical newspaper coverage: Representative Margaret Chase Smith Historical newspaper coverage: Senator Margaret Chase Smith Margaret Chase Smith image set Margaret Chase Smith brief bio and image set Margaret Chase Smith Library Margaret Chase Smith biography and bibliography United States House of Representatives Margaret Chase Smith: A Declaration of Conscience background with link to her speech United States Senate The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 4

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 4 SUBSCRIBE   CIVICS IN ACTION   Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate Featured Lessons Women's Rights TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential … [Read more...]

Timely Connections: Worldwide Health Crisis

As the world confronts global health problems such as epidemics or pandemics, involve your students in an authentic lesson that looks at past primary sources to increase understanding of health related issues. Encourage students to use past and current information and digital tools to research, make informed decisions and contribute to their own and their community’s health information. This lesson idea, which  also includes guiding questions, a curated set of historical primary sources, … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 3

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 3 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate Featured Lessons Integrating Math & … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Little Rock Nine

Little Rock Nine historical newspaper coverage through 1963 Citizens' Letters on the Little Rock Crisis Eisenhower Library Daisy Bates to Roy Wilkins on the treatment of the Little Rock Nine December 17, 1957 letter Portrait of Roy Wilkins Little Rock Nine group portrait photo and curator's note U.S. Troops escort African American students from Central High School photo and curator's note Little Rock Nine images Little Rock Nine pamphlet Little Rock Central High School … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 2

SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate Featured Lessons     TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential Program Grant-supported … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 1

SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate . Featured Lessons These elementary lessons from former Library of Congress teacher in residence and current teacher librarian Tom Bober, connect civics-themed picture books with primary … [Read more...]

Timely Connections: States of the Union as Civic Learning Opportunity

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) has put together a list of resources for educators to help students understand, analyze, and respond to the upcoming State of the Union. The resources are divided into sections that include the following: Youth Perspectives, the Speech and Its Media Coverage, and Background Lessons. Check out this excellent list along with resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress. Using the State of … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: 2020 Summer Teachers Institute

From the Library of Congress: Applications now available for the 2020 Summer Teachers Institute The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on … [Read more...]