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...]

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...]

Citizen U Bulletin: Volume 1, Issue 6

Bulletin   Volume 1, Issue 6 SUBSCRIBE CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Click the blocks to access, use and rate CARE Teaching & Learning FREE Webinars Get help navigating stress and creating authentic, responsive and engaged learning during remote … [Read more...]

Integrating Technology: Using Primary Sources from the Library of Congress through Distance Learning

 In case you weren't able to make it, or just want to watch it again, here is the recorded webinar hosted by inquirED and featuring TPS consortium partners from NCSS, the Right Question Institute and the TPS Eastern Region. After, access all the resources from this fantastic webinar. Related resources Teaching Now: Zooming In on the Benefits of Primary Source Analysis Using Google Forms Integrating Tech: Zoom-in to Primary Source Analysis Tech Tool: Creating a Google Form … [Read more...]

Integrating Technology: TPS Civics Interactives

Engage K-12 students with primary source learning through these online interactives focused on civics. Bean Creative Case Maker features twenty pre-made civics challenges that teachers can share with their middle school students, or customize and annotate specifically for their needs. targeted to grades 6-8 iCivics DBQuest introduces students to major questions in civics and history using a Big Question as guiding light for deep examination of three selected primary … [Read more...]

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...]