Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) with the Library of Congress
Introduction to the Library of Congress: America's Library for Educators

Library of Congress Intro for Teachers
TPS Eastern Region program
American Memory Timeline: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/
Teachers Page on the Library of Congress web site

Using the Library of Congress to Support the Study of History through Critical Thinking K-12
is a program dedicated to the collaboration between Library Media Specialists and Social Studies and English Language Arts instructors. This inquiry based initiative is focused upon research of local history and the incorporation of Library of Congress sources in the classroom. The project will begin within a well-networked consortium of school districts and teachers. We will conduct a monthly “History Dinner Club” consisting of six historians presenting lectures on the local aspects of immigration, manufacturing, Native American issues, women’s suffrage, western expansion, and the Underground Railroad. Local TPS staff will join these historians to link their content to Library of Congress resources.

In addition, twenty curriculum development mini-grants will be provided for teacher projects utilizing inquiry based methodologies that will be supported by our Library Media Specialists. The projects will develop new skills connecting regional historical events and materials to national topics and issues represented in the Library of Congress collection. Projects will be posted upon completion on this wiki and will be distributed through our affiliates who will permanently house and promote these models through their websites, educational events and newsletters.