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
December 14, 2020 - April 22, 2021 Online Teachers, Librarians, Grades 6-12 Join NHD to learn how to use primary sources from the Library of Congress to construct a historical argument. National History Day, Lynne@nhd.org Applications open mid-September 2020: www.nhd.org/PD
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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