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
Learn strategies for using Library of Congress primary sources to dismantle racism, build empathy, and discover solutions as students gain skills in civic-mindedness. Register for these free webinars supported by the Library’s TPS program with Barat Education Foundation and DePaul University.
Gain strategies and tools to support students with disabilities in learning history and social science from this online graduate course by the Collaborative for Educational Services.
This year's “New Directions” theme is meant to honor the efforts of teachers throughout the pandemic, highlight the importance of purposeful pedagogy, and reflect on our overall place in history. Register for this free event hosted by the TPS Western Region.
National History Day (NHD) is looking for educators and others to judge student projects at this year’s contest which will be held virtually. Register to judge for one or multiple contests.
The By the People project invites learners to explore collections while helping make data more usable and discoverable. Find out how to become a virtual volunteer for the Library of Congress.
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