September 18, 2020

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...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 14

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 14 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Communities & Coalitions   Community Helpers Community Service: Washington Chapter Diana’s White House Garden Dolores Huerta: Building Coalitions to … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 13

  Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 13 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Declaration of Independence & the U.S. Constitution   Six lessons related to the Declaration on of … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 12

  Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 12 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate New Lessons: Pairing Picture Books & Primary Sources   All the Way to the Top Students investigate the ideas behind the movement that made … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 11

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 11 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate New Lessons: Emerging America & KidCitizen   Ancient Rome’s Veterans with Disabilities: Roman Accounts and U.S. Veteran Comparisons Students compare how two societies separated by … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) leads the Inquiry in the Upper Midwest (IUM) project, which delivers professional development for teachers in Minnesota and Wisconsin and primary-source based curriculum resources for teachers throughout the country, with a particular focus on inquiry, primary sources and culturally relevant pedagogy. View their archived professional development webinars and stay connected with future MNHS opportunities and new resources by following them on Facebook or … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 10

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 10 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Political Parties The Formation of Political Parties In this lesson from the Democracy Project, students work in groups to investigate a case study … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Collaborative for Educational Services

Since 2010, the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the Collaborative for Educational Services has offered free and low cost workshops and support to K-12 teachers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and nationally via online courses on a variety of topics, including Disability History. Participants learn to work with and practice strategies for using Library of Congress online resources to engage students, teach inquiry through the use of primary sources, … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 9

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 9 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Youth in Action Kids, Collaboration, and Coalitions Students explore coalition-building accomplishments of young people … [Read more...]