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Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University


Professional development activities under Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) progress along three program levels. K-12 educators have the option of taking workshops and courses, offered by TPS Consortium members, under all or some of these levels, depending on their interests.

Level I (Basic TPS Workshop)

Participants gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge.

Participants learn:

Level II (Advanced Summer Institute Workshops)

Participants evaluate, create and teach topic-specific, content-informed lessons that integrate primary sources from the Library of Congress and exemplify effective instructional practices.


Levell III (Train-the-Trainer Program)

Experienced educators advocate the use of primary sources and help disseminate the ideas, methods and products of the TPS program.