Integrating Library of Congress Digital Resources for Historical Thinking in a 1:1 Classroom Environment
This project was awarded to Nebraska Wesleyan University. The project will make it possible for Nebraska Wesleyan University to work with the Lincoln Public School District's history, geography, civics, and government and politics teachers to help them integrate Library of Congress resources into a 1:1 learning environment. The project will conduct two week-long workshops for teachers during the summer of 2017.
Contact: Kevin Bower
Managing Collections Course Workshop
This project used the TPS program to modify the curriculum for the UNO Managing Collections course in the spring of 2012 to include a Teaching with Primary Sources component. With the addition of this component, candidates were required to apply their knowledge of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources by developing a Topic, Primary Source Set, Source Analysis, and Final Project which were presented in a K-12 school library environment. The goal of this workshop was for the UNO Library Science Education Program candidates to become familiar with the breadth and organization of the Library of Congress' digital primary sources, understand their instructional value, and increase instructional use of the Library’s digital primary sources with K-12 students through the creation of inquiry-based learning experiences.
Contact: Bridgett Kratt
Connecting History Instruction with Primary Sources – CHIPS
This grant, awarded to Lincoln Public Schools, will focus on integrating Library of Congress digital resources into their district-wide initiative to implement historical thinking in all K–12 social studies classrooms. This was accomplished by making the LOC digital resources the core of three separate professional development courses offered to 75 teachers in the summer 2012. The district’s evaluation specialist conducted research during the fall of 2012 to measure the use of the Library of Congress resources and assess the efficacy of the pedagogical tools teachers utilize in delivering this content.
Contact: J.P. Caruso
Professional Development Grant for Teachers in Nebraska
This grant, awarded to the Nebraska Department of Education, is one of multi-state projects submitted by members of the Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction collaborative of the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO) designed to provide several one-day professional development workshops to 100 social studies teachers. The participants were introduced to the framework of 21st century learning and the use of Library of Congress resources. Participants gained hands-on experience creating documentaries using Microsoft Moviemaker and Digital Docs in a Box. Each participant also developed and implemented a lesson plan that incorporated newly developed knowledge and skills.
Contact: Larry Starr