February 28, 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...]

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...]

TPS Spotlight: SHEG & Beyond the Bubble

Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) is an award-winning research and development group that seeks to improve education by conducting research, working with school districts, and reaching directly into classrooms with free materials for teachers and students. Beyond the Bubble is the cornerstone of SHEG’s membership in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium. Beyond the Bubble uses Library of Congress primary sources in easy-to-use History Assessments of … [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...]

Primary Source Learning: Inaugural Poems & Poets

Poetry has a long history of addressing and illuminating public issues and events but a disjointed and relatively short history of inclusion in presidential inauguration ceremonies. These moments, however, provide additional nuance to the state of the country during these important transitional moments in our nation. Use the links below to read and listen to the inaugural poems; to analyze, compare and contrast the insightful and verses; and to learn more about the poets who penned and performed … [Read more...]

TPS Spotlight: Voices for Suffrage

Voices for Suffrage, part of the Congress, Civic Participation, and Primary Sources Project supported by a grant from the Library of Congress, is an interactive web application for students in grades 7-12 that promotes primary source analysis, reading comprehension, and supporting inferences with evidence. This web-based learning application contains over 700 primary sources from the Library and other digital archives and includes a research section, interactive timeline detailing the story of … [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...]

Looking Back: Top Content of 2020

2020 certainly wasn't easy but we hope that another year of highlighting great content from the Library of Congress and strategies and ideas for teaching with primary sources was helpful. In 2020 we began spotlighting TPS Consortium members and the resources and professional development opportunities that they provide. We also significantly expanded the Citizen U Lesson Library. There are now links to over 150 multidisciplinary civics lessons for grades K-12. Every lesson includes … [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...]

Collection Spotlight: Amplifier Posters

Don't miss this arresting set of posters from Amplifier, a nonprofit design lab that builds art and media experiments to amplify important contemporary movements. Then check out this idea for using the collection to inspire students as they carry out their own creative poster project from TPS Teachers Network mentor and curriculum specialist Cheryl Davis. Amplifier also offers education resources for teachers and parents. … [Read more...]