This project, coordinated through the Teaching with Primary Sources program at DePaul University, will allow for the delivery of a variety of TPS programming to K–12 social studies educators in the Chicago suburbs. These programs will include the full three-level TPS curriculum, conference presentations, and collaborations with local scholars and educational groups. This work will help ensure the sustainability of LOC resources and TPS methods in the Chicagoland area.
Contact: Dave Bates
This grant was awarded to the University of Illinois–Springfield to bring together the University's social science faculty, experienced K–12 classroom teachers, and pre-service candidates to discuss, collaborate, develop, and reflect on inquiry-based lessons that utilize the Library of Congress' digital primary sources. The five faculty members, each representing different social sciences, along with experienced K–12 teachers, created online learning modules that were completed by teacher candidates enrolled in the course entitled, "Social Studies Methods for the Secondary Classroom." All participants were introduced to strategies for analyzing, interpreting, drawing inferences, and teaching with primary sources.
Contact: Brian Kahn