February 26, 2021

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 4

Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 4 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share New Lessons Tactics in the March to Suffrage Students examine the tactics supporters of the woman suffrage movement used in their long … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: LOC.gov Teachers’ Section

The Teachers section of the Library of Congress website is chock full of ready-made classroom materials, free professional development and many more resources for educators. Below we describe the resources and provide links to get you what you need quickly. Teaching with Primary Sources Partner Program grantees, who comprise the TPS Consortium, deliver TPS professional development and academic courses, design curriculum and apps/online interactives using primary sources from the Library’s … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 3

  Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 3 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share New Lessons We Shall Overcome Students analyze historical and … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 2

Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 2 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share New Lessons Primary Source Activity Book Students become familiar with primary sources and learn about Abraham Lincoln and his accomplishments while … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 1

Bulletin Volume 2, Issue 1 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, like and share New Lessons American Memory Birthday Project Students learn about primary sources then analyze both secondary and primary sources to investigate … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: RISE for Racial Equity Webinars & Micro-credential

So many teachers are reflecting on how to fight racism, how to help students through the impact of the isolation and fear of the pandemic, and how to help students thrive in these challenging times. Teaching during COVID-19 and in a time of dismantling systemic racism is an experience that requires innovative approaches grounded in empathy, inquiry, trauma informed practices, and innovative thinking. The RISE for Racial Equity Webinars & Micro-credential program offer practical strategies … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: What Are Primary Sources?

This definition from the Library of Congress provides a basic answer to the question above. “'Primary sources' are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience." To learn more, take a look at the videos below from the Library and the Minnesota Historical Society, a TPS Consortium partner. Then, dig deeper … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Mars Hill University

The oldest program in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium, Mars Hill University provides free, high quality professional development to help teachers and other educational specialists in public, private and charter schools throughout Western North Carolina enrich instruction by using the Library’s vast collection of digitized primary sources. TPS Mars Hill also works closely with the university education department to introduce pre-service teachers to the … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Middle Tennessee State University

The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) joined the national TPS Consortium in May 2008 and is administered by the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU. TPS-MTSU seeks to link current state-focused K-12 educational initiatives to larger national themes and to emphasize student exploration of history, science, arts, and culture through the use of primary sources from the Library. TPS-MTSU also collaborates with collegiate … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: TPS Virginia

A Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium member since 2003, TPS Virginia (TPSVA) partners with schools throughout the state as well as providing resources accessible to teachers throughout the country. TPSVA offers teacher professional development to help educators access and use primary sources from the Library of Congress in curriculum and instruction. They offer summer institutes, courses and webinars throughout the year, now fully online. Currently, TPSVA is … [Read more...]