January 27, 2023

Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium

News Grab the Mic One Last Time You won't want to miss the final guest post on the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog by Jason Reynolds, who is wrapping up his third term as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. | Read: Five Ways to Say Goodbye Join In: Voluntary Associations in America This new exhibition at the Library explores America’s history as a “nation of joiners” and the long tradition of volunteering for a wide range of groups and causes. It … [Read more...]

Timely Connections: The Tulsa Race Massacre Then and Now

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, or the Attack on Greenwood, was, and remains, one of the bloodiest outbreaks of racist violence in U.S. history. The incident began with the arrest of a young black man on May 31, was incited by an inflammatory report in the May 31 edition of the Tulsa Tribune, and ended around 24 hours later after white rioters looted and burned the prosperous black community on June 1. In the aftermath, dozens of city blocks were razed, hundreds killed, and thousands left … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Event Happenings

This graphic organizer can be used to analyze images that capture an event. The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How are good guides for framing and understanding an aspect of an event and to help with identifying areas for further research. Download the worksheet More primary source analysis strategies Analyzing Primary Sources: Close Observation & Purposeful Questions Analyzing Primary Sources: Close Reading Markup Strategies Analyzing Primary Sources: Image Sequencing … [Read more...]