July 7, 2020

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...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 8

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 8 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate Newest Lessons Engine Company 54 lost 15 men, 9/11/01 Through analysis of a collage created post 9/11, students consider how art help us to process and understand difficult events then … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Disease

Select primary sources Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health photograph Anti-malaria educational play put on by youngsters dealing with the treatment of the disease photograph Ayer's sarsaparilla, for all blood diseases, cures others, will cure you Cheap lodging-houses as nests of disease illustration Complete privy properly protected to prevent flies from spreading diseases photograph … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Event Happenings

This graphic organizer can be used to analyze images that capture an event. The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How are good guides for framing and understanding an aspect of an event and to help with identifying areas for further research. Download the worksheet More primary source analysis strategies Analyzing Primary Sources: Close Observation & Purposeful Questions Analyzing Primary Sources: Close Reading Markup Strategies Analyzing Primary Sources: Image Sequencing … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Middle School (6-8) Image Analysis Choice Board

This choice board is targeted to students in grades 6-8 They may use images found in the home; in newspapers, magazines or books; on television (if there is a pause feature); or online to complete the activities and may write or record (audio or video) their responses. If students have online access, below are several links to a variety of image sets. You may allow them to browse and choose images or you may curate your own set for them to use. Subject primary sources Conservation & … [Read more...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 7

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 7 SUBSCRIBE   CIVICS IN ACTION CARE Teaching & Learning Webinar Recordings Get help navigating stress and creating authentic, responsive and engaged learning during remote teaching. Check out these four free webinar recordings. Educators who watch all four webinars can earn a micro-credential certificate in Innovative Remote … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Later Elementary (3-5) Image Analysis Choice Board

This choice board is targeted to students in grades 3-5. They may use images found in the home; in newspapers, magazines or books; on television (if there is a pause feature); or online to complete the activities and may write or record (audio or video) their responses. If students have online access, below are several links to a variety of image sets. You may allow them to browse and choose images or you may curate your own set for them to use. Children image sets Children Children … [Read more...]