September 19, 2021

Integrating Technology: Freedom Summer 1964

Freedom Summer 1964 is a free digital learning tool from the Indiana University Center on Representative Government that explores key events surrounding this time in America's history, and the impact of the Civil Rights movement on civil rights legislation. In Freedom Summer, players predict the outcomes of both civil and Congressional actions, and discover how key events surrounding the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, including the 1964 Mississippi voter registration drive, the … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Library of Congress Summer 2020 Teacher Webinars

Don't worry if you missed them, title links lead to webinar recordings May 27: Foundations: Analyzing Primary Sources from the Library of Congress | session materials June 3:  Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners | session materials June 10: Foundations: Finding Resources on LOC.gov | session materials June 17: Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books | session materials June 24: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images | session materials … [Read more...]

Primary Source Nexus Summer 2017

This summer the Primary Source Nexus teaching resource blog will sport a slimmed down look as we are hard at work finalizing the first unit of our new Teaching with Primary Sources multidisciplinary civics-focused inquiry curriculum, creating a website to house the lessons, and revamping our website to highlight more learning resources and programs. The rotating gallery on the homepage will feature From the Archives posts that lead to all the content we published in the past year. We will … [Read more...]

Primary Source Nexus Summer 2016

During the summer while we focus on providing Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources workshops, the Primary Source Nexus teaching resource blog will sport a slimmed down look. The main section on the homepage will feature From the Archives content that leads to all content we published in the past year. Below that you will see @PSNTPS tweets in real time. Our Storify newsletter will continue to be published weekly on Fridays and will be accessible via a link in the middle column … [Read more...]

Primary Source Nexus 2015 Summertime Schedule

Typically, TPS-Barat publishes four new blog posts every week on the Primary Source Nexus Teaching Resource Blog along with numerous tweets from @PSNTPS related to teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress. To conserve program resources and recharge for next school year, we will be reducing the number of posts by half this summer. While you will only see two new posts each week for the next couple of months, don't forget to check out the extensive resources already available. … [Read more...]

Today in History: John Keats

Today in History–September 19–the Library of Congress features poets and the seasons. On this day in 1819, English poet John Keats, wrote "To Autumn," a three-stanza ode to the splendor, bounty, and melancholy of fall. Find out more poems and poets by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access 19th-century periodical articles written about Keats. John Keats Wrote Ode "To Autumn" from America's Library John Keats poems The Poetical Works of John Keats The … [Read more...]

Today in History: Summertime!

Today in History–June 21–the Library of Congress celebrates the first official day of summer with some summertime resources. Visit the Today in History section to what they're serving up, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures. Don't miss the baseball primary source spotlight either! Summer primary source set Summer sheet music More summer sheet music Summer images Summer-related legislation Summer oral histories and songs Summer songs from the … [Read more...]