April 4, 2020

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 5

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 5 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate Featured Lessons TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Primary Sources and Teaching Online Webinar Series

The Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region and the TPS Teachers Network at Metropolitan State University of Denver are hosting a series of professional development webinars starting Tuesday, March 31, 2020 and going until Thursday, May 14th, 2020. Each webinar will offer a one-hour professional development certificate. For the next three weeks the webinars will be from 4:00 - 5:00pm (Mountain Standard Time) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can join in these Zoom meetings … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Online Office Hours for Education

From the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog: The Library of Congress is open to all for online office hours on education resources and learning ideas using Library collections. For the next month, join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 ET at https://locgov.webex.com/meet/kmcg. Each session will include a 20-minute presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers with Library education experts. Please send questions in advance via Twitter @TeachingLC. Tuesday, March … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 4

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 4 SUBSCRIBE   CIVICS IN ACTION   Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate Featured Lessons Women's Rights TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 3

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 3 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate Featured Lessons Integrating Math & … [Read more...]

Teaching Now: Primary Sources Aid U.S. History Lessons

From CBS News: How U.S. history, specifically topics like slavery and the civil rights movement, are taught in schools varies widely across the country, a CBS News investigation found. Jericka Duncan visited Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, one of the largest districts in nation, where students mostly use primary sources like letters and speeches to learn about history instead of relying simply on textbooks alone. They say it has taught them to think more critically. Has your … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 2

SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate Featured Lessons     TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential Program Grant-supported … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: TPS Teachers Network

The TPS Teachers Network, is a free professional social media platform, funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, designed to host and facilitate conversations, connections, and collaborations among educators of all stripes—teachers, professors, librarians, pre-service teachers, administrators, and more—all focused on using primary sources to improve student learning. Through a variety of content-focused and grade-level groups, members share primary source materials and teaching … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 1

SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate . Featured Lessons These elementary lessons from former Library of Congress teacher in residence and current teacher librarian Tom Bober, connect civics-themed picture books with primary … [Read more...]

Timely Connections: States of the Union as Civic Learning Opportunity

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) has put together a list of resources for educators to help students understand, analyze, and respond to the upcoming State of the Union. The resources are divided into sections that include the following: Youth Perspectives, the Speech and Its Media Coverage, and Background Lessons. Check out this excellent list along with resources from the Primary Source Nexus and the Library of Congress. Using the State of … [Read more...]