April 9, 2020

Looking Back: Top Content of 2019

Citizen U was happy to be able to provide another year of great content highlighting Library of Congress primary sources and strategies and ideas for teaching with primary sources. In 2019 we added more Citizen U lessons, which integrate inquiry-based civics across core curriculum disciplines—English-language arts, math, science, and social studies—in elementary, middle school, and high school grades. Below we link to our top 50 content for 2019. But, remember, there is so much more to … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: November-December 2019

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared in November and December 2019 by @PSNTPS from the Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the House, the Senate, teachers and students in the classroom, and more! We’ve got Civics, History, ELA and STEAM resources—for immediate access to all of these, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. … [Read more...]

Learning from the Source: Comparing & Contrasting Presidential Articles of Impeachment

What can we learn by comparing and contrasting the official articles of impeachment against the three U.S. presidents impeached by the House of Representatives? Johnson Impeachment - March 2, 1868 House of Representatives Articles of Impeachment for Andrew Johnson Supplement to the Congressional Globe U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 - 1875 Congressional Globe, Senate, 40th Congress, 2nd Session Clinton Impeachment - December 19, 1998 H. Res. 611 impeaching William … [Read more...]

Literature Links: Esperanza Rising

This lesson is available through Emerging America, a TPS Consortium partner from Massachusetts and was created by Elena T. Danek. Access the full lesson plan by clicking the link below. Historical Fiction: Setting Study through Primary Sources of the Novel Esperanza Rising This two-day lesson is based on students acquiring a better understanding of the effects the Great Depression had on migrant workers and their children as portrayed in the novel: Esperanza Rising. The use of photographs, … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: Venezuela

Venezuela primary source set World Digital Library Venezuela images Videos related to Venezuela Venezuela maps Venezuelan song recordings Venezuelan literary recordings Venezuela books and documents (English & Spanish) U.S. historical newspaper articles mentioning Venezuela Service in Venezuela: U.S. veteran oral histories Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Venezuela U.S. legislation related to Venezuela Guide to Law Online: … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Top Content of 2018

TPS-Barat was happy to be able to provide another year of great content highlighting Library of Congress primary sources and strategies and ideas for teaching with primary sources. In 2018 we added 31 Citizen U lessons to our offerings. Citizen U integrates inquiry-based civics across core curriculum disciplines—English-language arts, math, science, and social studies—in elementary, middle school, and high school grades. Below we link to our top 40 content for 2018. But, remember, there is so … [Read more...]

Citizen U & Engaging Congress: Free Workshops in IL & TX

WHY These free in-person workshops will help civic-minded educators develop engaged citizens by: improving inquiry-based teaching using Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) methodology; reviewing the elementary through high school inquiry-based Citizen U interdisciplinary civics lessons interacting with the free civics app Engaging Congress; previewing the Library of Congress TPS Civics micro-credential pilot. WHO 6th–12th grade educators in all content … [Read more...]

Citizen U Webinar: The “Four Freedoms” & the Bill of Rights

Citizen U lessons infuse civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions across the core subjects in elementary, middle, and high school grades. This interactive webinar will feature practice with interdisciplinary civics, inquiry-based learning, and teaching with primary sources. You'll see how these free lessons can be used in either ELA or social studies classes and how they're differentiated across grade spans from elementary to high school. You’ll also be eligible to enter a drawing for a $50 … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Top Content of 2017

TPS-Barat was happy to be able to provide another year of great content highlighting Library of Congress primary sources and strategies and ideas for teaching with primary sources. This year we added in a new section under our Teaching & Learning category: Timely Connections. In these posts we connect historical primary sources and resources from the Library with contemporary articles. Below we link to our top 40 content for 2017. But, remember, there is so much more to discover. Please … [Read more...]