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About the TPS Consortium

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 research on effective strategies for incorporating primary sources into K-12 instruction. Their projects reflect focus on a diverse array of teacher and student populations, professional concentrations, program approaches, and geographic locations.

Current members of the 2017-19 TPS Consortium:

Barat Education Foundation

Find Citizen U lesson plans at: http://citizenu.net

Bean Creative

Find 20 Case Maker civics challenges at: https://mycasemaker.org/

California History-Social Science Project, University of California Davis

Find a blog with links with guides to teaching current topics with primary sources at: http://chssp.ucdavis.edu/programs/tps

Collaborative for Educational Services

Find workshop schedules and online professional development modules: http://emergingamerica.org/tps

Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching

Find teaching resources and information about professional development, including Educator Days at the UCLA Lab School at: http://cotsen.org/uclalabschool/tps/

Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center

Find the Primary Source Research Matrix and descriptions of CCT projects at: http://cct.edc.org/projects/research-teaching-primary-sources

Governors State University

Find inquiry-based K-12 lesson plans and the related Next Generation Science Standards for teaching about weather and climate at: www.tps.govst.edu

iCivics

Find information about DBQuest and links to its modules at: http://www.icivics.org/products/dbquest

Illinois State University

  • Website: https://illinoisstate.edu/
  • Program: Illinois State University directs the TPS Midwest Region, making sub-grants of up to $20,000 to organizations that wish to incorporate TPS methods and materials into their programs for teachers. Illinois State University teaches two online TPS graduate-level courses that are offered nationally.
  • Contact: Dr. Richard Satchwell, [email protected] or Judy Bee, [email protected]

For more information, visit: http://teachingprimarysources.illinoisstate.edu/tpsmidwestregion/index.html

Indiana University Center on Representative Government

Play Engaging Congress and explore other civics related games, videos, and lesson materials at https://corg.indiana.edu/

KidCitizen

Play episodes or access the KidCitizen Editor at: www.kidcitizen.net

Mars Hill University

Find information about professional development workshops at: https://www.mhu.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/education/teaching-primary-sources/

Maryland Humanities

 

Find Inquiry Toolkits at: www.thinkport.org/tps

Metropolitan State University of Denver

  • Website: https://msudenver.edu/
  • Program: Metropolitan State University of Denver directs the TPS Western Region, making sub-grants of up to $20,000 to organizations that wish to incorporate TPS methods and materials into their programs for teachers. The University also makes available the TPS Teachers Network, a professional online social media community in which teachers share strategies for teaching with primary sources. 
  • Contact: Dr. Peggy O’Neill-Jones, [email protected] or Keith Patterson, [email protected]

For more information, visit: https://msudenver.edu/tpswesternregion/

Middle Tennessee State University

Find lesson plans, primary source sets and other resources for teachers at: www.mtsu.edu/tps.

Minnesota Historical Society

Find professional development opportunities, webinars, video modules, and instructional materials at http://education.mnhs.org/teaching-primary-sources

Mississippi State University

Find lesson plans at: http://www.msstatetps.org

National Association for Music Education

Find curricular units at: https://nafme.org/my-classroom/curriculum-units-2014-music-responding-standards/

National Council for History Education

Find descriptions of past and upcoming Technology’s Impact of American History colloquia for teachers at: http://www.nche.net/tiahmainpage

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University

  • Website: https://rrchnm.org/
  • Project: An online interactive, Eagle Eye Citizen engages middle and high school students in solving and creating interactive challenges about Congress, American history, civics, and government with Library of Congress primary sources while developing civic understanding and historical thinking skills.
  • Contact: Dr. Nate Sleeter [email protected]
  • Partners: Big Yellow Taxi, National History Day,

Find Eagle Eye Citizen at: https://eagleeyecitizen.org

Rockford University

Find videos of teachers describing their primary source-based lesson plans and other tools for educators at: https://www.rockford.edu/academics/tps/

Stanford History Education Group

Find assessments featuring Library of Congress primary sources at https://sheg.stanford.edu/history-assessments and lesson plans at https://sheg.stanford.edu/history-lessons

State Historical Society of Iowa

Find primary source sets, tool kits, and educational videos related to Iowa History at: iowaculture.gov/history/education/educator-resources

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Find information about upcoming professional development opportunities at: http://www.siue.edu/tps/

The University of the Arts

Find curricula, teaching materials and graduate courses tied to specific arts disciplines at: http://tps.uarts.edu

University of Central Florida

Find information about the SOURCES Annual Conference at: http://tps.ucf.edu

University of Michigan

Find investigations that support student writing at http://readinquirewrite.umich.edu/ 

University of South Carolina

Find teaching materials related to civil rights at: http://scloccivilrights.com

Virginia Partnership

Create a portfolio and browse Library of Congress primary source-based lessons and activities at: http://www.tpsnva.org/.

Waynesburg University

  • Website: http://www.waynesburg.edu
  • Program: Waynesburg University directs the TPS Eastern Region, making sub grants of up to $20,000 to organizations that wish to incorporate TPS methods and materials into their programs for teachers. Waynesburg University offers regional webinars as well as online TPS PD facilitators’ courses. 
  • Contact: Barb Kirby, [email protected] or Sue Wise, [email protected]

For more information, visit: http://tps.waynesburg.edu/tpseasternregion

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