About the Program
The Library of Congress awards grants to a diverse array of educational organizations, including universities, historical societies, foundations, for-profits companies, and school districts that assist in the design and delivery of the TPS program. These grantees, who comprise the TPS Consortium, deliver TPS professional development and academic courses, design curriculum and apps/online interactives using primary sources from the Library’s collections, and or conduct research on the classroom use of primary sources.
TPS Consortium Members
The TPS Consortium extends the reach and use of the TPS program by creating curriculum, delivering professional development to pre-and in-service teachers, and contributing to researching effective strategies for incorporations primary sources in K-12 instruction. Their projects reflect focus on various teacher and student populations, professional concentrations, program approaches, and geographic locations.
Consortium Member Spotlight
The National Council for History Education (NCHE) was founded in 1990 to implement the recommendations of the Bradley Commission on History in Schools. The Bradley Commission was a group of historians and history educators whose work culminated in the development of History’s Habits of Mind. These habits stress the importance of primary source analysis, historical thinking skills, and collegial interactions between learners and instructors.
The TPS Journal
Between 2008 and 2016, TPS Consortium members contributed their knowledge to 15 issues of the TPS Journal – a publication dedicated to support the use of Library of Congress digitized primary sources to teach a number of topics in the K-12 curriculum.
Regional Grant Program
The Library of Congress awards grants of up to $20,000, under the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional program to school districts, universities, cultural institutions, library systems and other educational organizations that wish to incorporate TPS materials and methods into their existing education and professional development programs for pre and in-service teachers, librarians, media specialists and other K-12 educators.