Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) is the premier educational program by the Library of Congress, focused on helping educators enhance students’ critical thinking and analysis skills and content knowledge using the Library’s collections of millions of digitized primary sources. The TPS Midwest Region at Illinois State University covers 17 states situated in the center of the United States, from Minnesota to Louisiana.
Learn to utilize digital primary sources from the Library of Congress, create activities that facilitate the Common Core Standards, and engage students in active learning. Self-paced course, 25 PD hours. Email Judy Bee or call ( 309) 438-3441. Register for Courses
Sep 21, 6:00–7:30 pm CST. National Humanities Center. This webinar will examine the origins, architects, and lasting influence of the Confederacy's most enduring legacy. | Information | Registration (free signup required)
Sep 28, 6:00–7:30 pm CST, National Humanities Center. This webinar explores both the racist sterility of the government’s understanding of citizenship and the many-hued richness of Japanese American life and resiliency in the camps. | Information | Registration (free signup required)
Sep 30, 6:00–7:30 pm, National Humanities Center. This webinar explores the historical significance of eugenics in America by delving into a highly publicized court case in 1936. | Information | Registration (free signup required)
Oct 5, 6:00–7:30 pm, National Humanities Center. This webinar considers oft-used photographs from American history as material objects, thinking about what their physical form can tell us about how they were made and used. | Information | Registration (free signup required)
Oct 12, 4:00 pm CST, TPS Middle Tennessee State University & The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. This webinar will use primary sources from soldiers stationed in the Cumberland Gap during the war to guide instructors in mining these sources for information about the effects of the war on East Tennesseans' lives. | Information | Registration
Oct 12, 6:00–7:30 pm, National Humanities Center. This seminar will explore this long history, focusing on three periods: the early eighteenth century, the Progressive Era, and the decades after World War II. | Information | Registration (free signup required)
Oct 14, 6:00–7:30 pm, National Humanities Center. This webinar considers the mass movement of mostly rural Black Southerners to the urban North and Midwest between 1916 and 1970, and how African American communities redefined themselves as representative of Southern sensibilities and Northern realities. | Information | Registration (free signup required)
These small grants will support partners who wish to investigate the impact of their TPS-related work, extend their TPS work by presenting about their grant activities at professional development events and conferences, or conduct follow-on TPS PD workshops and courses. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis but must be approved in advance. Before applying for a grant, please review the website for your region . | Eastern Region format and examples
Sep 21, 2:00 pm CST. Library of Congress subject specialists from the Science Reference Section will provide an overview of the historical science and technology collections at the Library of Congress. | Information | Registration
Sep 17–26, 3:00-7:00 pm CST weekdays & 12:00-7:00 pm CST weekends. National Book Festival. A “Festival Near You” interactive map will be under the “Schedule” tab on the NBF website .
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