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About the Program

The Teaching with Primary Sources Program works with colleges and other educational organizations to deliver professional development programs that help teachers use the Library of Congress's rich reservoir of digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction.

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TPS Regional Program

The Library of Congress awards grants under the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional program to school districts, universities, cultural institutions, library systems and other educational organizations who 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.

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The TPS Journal

This Issue's Theme:
Teaching with Fine and Performing Arts

Collage from the tps newsletter of children and a draft of the Declaration of Independence

Fine arts-related primary sources allow students to study and investigate how people use creative activity to celebrate and express their experiences. They prompt students to think about multiple perspectives, develop aural and visual literacy skills, and consider complex forms of problem solving

Consortium Member Showcase

Collaborative for Educational Services

Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre from the Library of Congress serves as the subject for Western Massachusetts high school teachers as they practice inquiry-based study of primary sources

Founded in 1974, the Massachusetts-based nonprofit Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) fosters educational excellence, opportunity, and growth for all learners. CES directs programs in Special Education and for youth in juvenile justice and mental health facilities statewide. Professional development programs include consultation with and training for partner school districts, preparation of teachers in English Language Education, and a hybrid online teacher and administrator licensure program.

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