September 23, 2018

Wanted: Teachers for Lesson Pilot Now Through July 2018

Citizen U Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress as part of its Teaching with Primary Sources program, the Barat Education Foundation, in collaboration with the DePaul University College of Education and the Constitutional Rights Foundation, has been developing materials that integrate civics with other academic subjects as part of a larger initiative, Citizen U®. Using a series of curated lessons as spark and inspiration, our ultimate goal is to work with educators like you … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Immigration

Primary source setsImmigration Challenges for New Americans includes teacher's guide Mexican American Migrations and Communities includes teacher's guide Primary Source Learning: Immigration Primary Source Set telling the story of immigration to the United States with primary sourcesPrimary source lesson plansThe American West: Images of Its People Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local The Immigrant Experience: Down the Rabbit Hole Immigration History … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mexican Americans & United Farm Workers of America

Today in History–August 22–the Library of Congress features the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), later renamed the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), which was formed on this day in 1966. Under the leadership of founders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the UFW won many concessions for disenfranchised  Mexican-American farmworkers. Find out more by reading the Today in History section, then clicking the links below.Cesar Chavez stories from America's … [Read more...]