This award was given to Indiana University's Center for the Study of Global Change and included the following cosponsoring organizations: Indiana University-Center on Congress, Geography Educators' Network of Indiana, and the Brown University Choices for the 21st Century program of the Watson Institute for International Studies. One of the goals was to apply the skills of integrating the digital primary sources from the Library of Congress to the deliberation process as defined by the Integrating International and Civic Education Project. The IICE deliberation process focuses on a multifaceted topic and invites students to analyze that topic from diverse local, national, and international perspectives. Another goal of this project was to broaden the use of the Library of Congress digital primary sources by Indiana teachers in general, particularly with regard to international topics. This project utilized a train-the-trainer model to impact more than 125 teachers throughout the state of Indiana.
Indiana University’s Center for the Study of Global Change was awarded a grant to build upon the experiences of those who participated in EDPUPS I. This project incorporated Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Level I and Level II programs provided by the Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region for personnel and instruction in the Integrating International and Civic Education (IICE) deliberation process. Each of the 20 participants incorporated the use of primary sources and the deliberation process to create a learning experience with an international focus that will be presented to other participants and posted to relevant websites.
Contact: N. Brian Winchester
This project, awarded to Ball State University, was to help elementary school teachers in Northeastern Indiana to learn about and use the Library of Congress materials. The teachers created sample materials and received direct instruction on how to create their own project on George Rogers Clark and the American Revolution, which is an important part of the state standards for fourth and fifth grades. Teachers were shown how the Library’s materials connect to local resources available in their community, and they worked together to form a network in their schools where they can share information.
The primary goal of this project, awarded to Ball State University, was to have all elementary social studies graduate students who complete their social studies program to have the skills and knowledge to access and utilize the digital primary sources from the Library of Congress. Students constructed teaching materials using the Library of Congress resources to help them teach third and fourth grade students about pioneer life and antebellum issues in the Midwest and the Ohio River Valley. Key staff received training on the use of the Library of Congress website as part of this project so that they could help students prepare their instructional material. This staff training also helped to sustain the efforts initiated through this project.
Sixty-five elementary in-service teachers were trained to use the Library of Congress website at three sites in Central Indiana. This award was granted to Ball State University. The workshops were conducted during the school day and substitutes were provided so teachers could work together and with their local historical society to create a support network that works with the Library of Congress' website. Teachers worked with local primary source photographs from the Ball State University photo collection to find connections between their local resources and the Library of Congress’ sources. They were required to create a teaching packet of a historical collection, a seven-lesson plan unit, and an assessment task for each collection. All materials were widely distributed throughout Indiana.
Contact: Dr. Ronald V. Morris
This award was granted to Indiana University South Bend in order to modify the curriculum of a required social studies methods course. Pre-service teachers learned to use Library of Congress collections to create digital videos and design a lesson plan which aligned with Indiana Academic Standards for U.S. History. This project reached 25 pre-service teachers and the modified syllabus will be utilized in the future.
The goal of this project, awarded to Indiana University South Bend, was to develop and embed, within a required instructional technology course, a unit of instruction that focused on the role of copyright as it applies to teachers through the use of the Library of Congress digital primary resources. After completion, pre-service teachers were able to identify and explain copyright issues that impact K–12 classrooms, access and utilize the primary resources contained within the collection housed by the Library of Congress, align the digital resources to the Indiana Standards, and create a teaching product that includes primary sources focused on an academic standard.
Contact: Dr. Judith Oates Lewandowski
The History Educators Network of Indiana (HENI) was granted funds to design a two-week sustainable graduate professional development experience that encouraged teachers to continually use the Library of Congress website and resources in their classroom, in addition to primary resources from Indiana digital archives. HENI, along with Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), offered this as a graduate course. Their participants first focused on the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the Library of Congress website. Then they created high quality learning experiences that use primary sources from the Library of Congress. Finally, participants gave their team project presentations, which were followed by feedback from HENI and IUPUI educators.
Contact: Kendra Clauser
Through this project, Christ the King School developed a year-long professional development program that focused on integration of Library of Congress digital primary resources and instructional technology into the K–8 curriculum. The professional development program consisted of 3 workshops which covered topics such as LOC digital primary sources, the uses of Concept Mapping Software, how to create a Photo Book, and the utilization of the LOC resources within digital videos.
Contact: Stephen Hoffman
The librarians from Michigan City Area Schools (MCAS) formed a cadre to teach and support classroom teachers to use primary source documents from the Library of Congress’s website. The cadre conducted a professional development workshop during the summer to introduce teachers to the value of primary source documents and how to locate and use these materials from the Library’s website. The workshop provided an understanding of effective instructional practices for teaching with primary sources. Teachers created lessons using primary source documents that were posted on a shared website so other teachers can access them. The cadre maintained an asynchronous online workshop to support teacher inquiry and provide additional opportunities for teachers to learn about primary source documents.
Contact: Mary Gish
The goal of this project was to develop a year-long professional development series focused on the integration of primary sources from the Library of Congress’ digital primary resources and instructional technology into the K–8 curriculum. Classroom teachers worked through a series of activities to learn how to access and utilize various types of primary sources while creating lessons that align with the Common Core Standards and the Indiana Academic Standards. The entire faculty of St. Pius X was able to participate in this professional development opportunity, which will help sustain the efforts of this project by having a building-wide support system.
Contact: Elaine Holmes