December 2, 2020

TPS Spotlight: 2020 NCSS Virtual Conference Poster Sessions

Numerous TPS Consortium members have contributed posters (see listing below) to the 2020 NCSS Virtual Conference, taking place online from December 4-6. Attendees can view conference presentations on demand until April 30, 2021. Learn more about the conference, check out the full conference schedule, and register. Book Backdrops: Connecting Primary Sources and Literature National Council of Teachers of English Participants will create a working definition of primary sources, learn to … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 19

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 19 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Newest Lessons: Guided Primary Source Analyses   Elementary At School Lessons for My Community Shaping the Future by Preserving Our … [Read more...]

Finding Sources: LOC.gov Primary Source Sets & Teacher Guides

You'll find nearly 100 primary source sets with Teacher Guides in the Teacher's section of LOC.gov. Each set contains a carefully curated selection of diverse primary sources accompanied by information for teachers on how to use the set and help students analyze the sources within it. As you can see from the image above, there is a handy search bar to help you easily conduct a keyword search. Use the links below to jump to select groupings of the LOC.gov primary source sets and related PSN … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 18

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 18 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Latest Additions to the Lesson Library   Covering Mental Health Students explore how the press brings awareness to problems and helps support reform … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 17

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 17 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Most Recent Additions to the Lesson Library Absentee Voting & Voting by Mail Electoral College: Does Your Vote for President Count? I Am an American … [Read more...]

Integrating Technology: Before and After with Juxtapose

Juxtapose, from Northwestern University's Knight Lab, helps one compare two similar sources, particularly photographs or maps, which can help show before/after stories or change over time. Above you can see two portraits of Abraham Lincoln, one from 1861 shortly after his first inauguration and the other from 1865 shortly before his second inauguration and subsequent assassination. Below, is a great example using Juxtapose to highlight the change over time created by educator Peter … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 16

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 16 CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Elections Then & Now United States: Biggest Business in the World (ES, MS, HS) Identifying Bias in Presidential Election Newspaper … [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...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 15

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 15 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the links to access, use and rate Featured Lessons: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage   Primary Source Learning: Hispanic Points of View Our … [Read more...]