Building a Legacy of Primary Source Literacy in the Chicago Suburbs
A variety of TPS programming as delivered to social studies educators from Grades K–12 in the Chicago suburbs. The programs included the full three-level TPS curriculum, conference presentations, and collaborations with local scholars and educational groups. This work helped ensure the sustainability of the Library's resources and TPS methods in the Chicagoland area.
Using Primary Sources: A Collaborative Approach Involving UIS Teacher Education Program, UIS Social Science Faculty, and Springfield Middle and High School Teachers
The University's social science faculty, experienced classroom teachers from Grades K–12, and pre-service candidates were brought together to discuss, collaborate, develop, and reflect on inquiry-based lessons that utilized digital primary sources from the Library of Congress. Along with classroom teachers, five faculty members representing different social sciences created online learning modules that were used by teacher candidates enrolled in the course, "Social Studies Methods for the Secondary Classroom." All participants were introduced to strategies for analyzing, interpreting, drawing inferences, and teaching with primary sources.