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.
Gain knowledge and skills needed to utilize digital primary sources from the Library of Congress website, create activities and lessons that facilitate the Common Core Standards, and engage students in active learning while developing critical thinking skills and constructing knowledge. This course is self-paced and can be taken for 25 PD hours. For more information, email Judy Bee or call ( 309) 438-3441 . Register for Courses
Free Webinar: Nov 5, 2020 at 6:30 PM CST
Dr. Ilene Berson and Dr. Michael Berson of the University of South Florida will discuss how K–5 teachers can use the models of learning featured in the KidCitizen app to help students discover new information and construct viewpoints through interaction with primary source materials. To register, go to the National Council for History Education webinars link.
Know any undergraduate or grad students whose interests include working in a library or K–12 setting? Encourage them to apply as a Young Readers Center (YRC) intern at the Library of Congress! The YRC intern will receive a $500 monthly stipend and work remotely until the Library is open to the public. Internship dates are from Jan 7 to Jun 7, 2021. For more information, go to the TPS Internship at the Young Readers Center link.
Teaching Strategies to Blend Primary Source Learning with Picture Books
Virtual Workshop: Thursdays, November 5, 2020 & November 19, 4–5 PM CST
(3 PD hours)
There are many wonderful historical fiction and nonfiction picture books available for students to read AND there are many wonderful primary sources that can be used with these picture books to engage the most curious and reluctant readers alike! In this virtual workshop, you’ll learn strategies and techniques to blend primary source learning with a picture book and create your own “Book Kit”.
You’ll receive $50 for participation, a picture book of your choice (up to $25), and printed copies of your primary source(s). We’ll also donate a copy of your “Book Kit” to a local afterschool or summer youth program of your choice! Learn more when you click the registration link.
GeoNebraska November 14th, 2020, 12–4 PM CST
The session will feature examples that teachers can use in class to show how maps have been used in the past to mislead the map reader and exercises that teachers can utilize to help students analyze current online maps.
Conference registration is at http://www.geonebraska.com/geofest.html
The Institute for Curriculum Services is offering a series of no-cost virtual workshops during the months of September, October, and November. These sessions will engage with you on your instructional practice and on ICS's accurate, balanced, and digital-friendly resources. Read the workshop descriptions and feel free to sign up for as many sessions as you like by completing an online registration form
TPS Teachers Network Mentor Margaret (Gigi) Lincoln has compiled and curated an extensive list of resources in a post titled "Ending Racism: Teaching Difficult Topics in 2020." If you have been seeking TPS resources that relate to racism, feel free to take and add. Contact Mary Johnson at email@example.com.
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