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
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
Black Communities and Agency: Fighting Jim Crow and Institutional Racism (1877-1940)
Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
Successful course taught across the U.S. Earn letter documenting 15 hours or 1 grad credit. (Meets 15 hour Mass license requirement for PD on teaching ELs.) Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America Details. October 19 to December 5. Register by October 5.
From Reform to Equal Rights: Teaching Disability History in the K-12 Classroom
Earn letter documenting 15 hours or 1 grad credit. Led by Rich Cairn, Emerging America, and historian, Graham Warder, Keene State College. Details. This exciting new course will trace the emergence of Disability Rights over two centuries, addressing multiple new content standards in Massachusetts and other states. October 27 to December 7. Register by October 13.
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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