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
The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for fiscal year 2022 grants is now publicly available online from the Teaching with Primary Sources Partner Program webpage. The proposal due date is Friday, May 28, 2021.
May 3: This new NCTE initiative is focused on helping teachers build their book knowledge and their classroom libraries. Information and registration at Build Your Stack.
May 7–8: Challenges in Teaching & Learning History: Issues of Pedagogy & Content. Go to The History Project at UC Davis for registration.
May 11, 18, & 25: Learn basic skills needed to build interactive episodes using the KidCitizen Editor. Sign up for free 30-minute sessions at KidCitizen.
May 20: Shifting to Civic Mindedness; June 17: From Equity Dream to Reality. Free webinars provide strategies to use Library of Congress primary sources as resources to work for change in our society and our schools. More information at Citizen U.
Jun 2–4: Michigan Virtual Summer Institute; June 21–23: Kentucky Virtual Summer Institute. Teaching the History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Using Primary Sources, 10:00am – 1:00pm Central. Cost is free (refundable deposit to secure place) and participants receive a $150 stipend upon completion. Registration at Institute for Curriculum Services.
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