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Friday, November 30

TPS Teachers Network

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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The TPS Teachers Network is a professional learning community centered on Library of Congress primary sources. Join us to learn more about this engaging online resource.

Mary Johnson, TPS Teachers Network. Colorado Springs, CO; Kile Clabaugh, TPS Western Region. Denver, CO

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DBQuest: Using Technology to Analyze Primary Sources

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Empower your students to dig into primary source material with DBQuest, the interactive document analysis tool from iCivics. It's digital, it's deep, and it's all document-based. Come dig in!

Emma Humphries, iCivics, Jacksonville, FL; Carrie Ray-Hill, iCivics, Madison, WI; Christina Wiley, iCivics, Cambridge, MA

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Making Vocabulary Important in Elementary Social Studies Classrooms

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Do you find vocabulary instruction boring? Why not try something that will increase content knowledge and activate students' content vocabulary! We'll provide a strategy elementary teachers can use to help students connect and assess their understanding of content vocabulary in a deeper, more concrete way.

Cheryl Best, Wolf Ridge Educational Center, Bunker Hill, IL; Barbara O'Donnell, Amy Wilkinson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL

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Teaching Immigration Past and Present: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Understanding immigration history is critical for connecting to diverse student experiences. Learn about how the Map Center uses historical and modern maps and primary sources to teach this broad topic.

Michelle LeBlanc, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center, Boston, MA

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Digital Gaming: Engaging Congress—Play the Game and Learn the Facts

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Engaging Congress, a fun, FREE digital app, utilizes primary sources to explore representative government. It is formatted for Chromebooks, computers, tablets and mobile devices.

Elizabeth Osborn, Valerie Pena, Indiana University Center on Representative Government, Indianapolis, IN

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Maximizing Music's Connections to Social Studies via Inquiry-Based Strategies

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn about instructional units designed to integrate Social Studies content, TPS resources, and inquiry-based models with the National Music Standards' Responding Process for Performing Ensembles.

Lynn M. Tuttle, National Association for Music Education, Reston, VA; Jenny Neff, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict with Primary Sources

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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The Arab-Israeli conflict is in the news every day and understanding it is critical to being a global citizen. With an emphasis on primary sources, this session connects the history of the conflict to the current situation.

Steve Goldberg, Institute for Curriculum Services, New York, NY; Andrew Askuvich, Institute for Curriculum Services, Chicago, IL

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Disability History at the Library of Congress

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Explore the varied and rich primary sources of the Library of Congress on the history of people with disabilities from the early 19th century to the 21st century. Access teacher-created lessons.

Rich Cairn, Collaborative for Educational Services, Northampton, MA

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New York City as a Living Museum: Modeling Place-Based Inquiry

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Using primary sources from Library of Congress and local cultural institutions, participants will leave with classroom-ready resources that illustrate how to make local and global connections when planning lessons.

Salika Lawrence, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, NY; Julie Mauer, The Gotham Center for New York History, City University of New York, NY; Elise Langan, Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY

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Teaching with Primary Sources Mississippi: Engaging Students and Teachers

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Teaching with Primary Sources Mississippi collaborates with teachers to develop and implement lesson plans and curriculum for the Magnolia State and provides professional development to help support these activities.

Nicole C. Miller, Paul E. Binford, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MI

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Eagle Eye Citizen: Online Civics Interactive

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Eagle Eye Citizen is an interactive website dedicated to teaching government and civics through the close reading of Library of Congress primary sources.
Presenter: Sara Collini, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

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Primary Source Analysis-Social Media Style

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Engage students in their medium: social media. Interact with social media, e.g., Twitter and YouTube, to teach students to think critically about social media as a primary source.

Peggy O'Neill Jones, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

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Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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    Want a grant to provide professional development to K-16 educators? Learn more about the TPS Midwest Region's grant opportunities. Help teachers find and use the digital primary sources from the Library of Congress.




Presenters: Richard Satchwell, Judy Bee, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

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Teaching with Primary Sources Western Region

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn about granting opportunities available to help K-16 teachers access and incorporate free educational materials from the Library of Congress.

Peggy O'Neill-Jones, Keith Patterson, Kile Clabaugh, TPS Western Region, Denver, CO

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Economic Choices and Environmental Consequences: Are Free-Riders Causing Climate Change?

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Why can't we agree on the environmental consequences of our economic decisions? Introducing economic concepts through simulations and primary source analysis enables students to formulate policies. Leave ready to inspire.

Jill Beccaris-Pescatore, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA; Jessica Schocker, Penn State University-Berks, Reading, PA

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Primary Source Sets: Infusing State History with National and International History Topics

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Explore primary source sets that study Iowa history and provide connections with national and international events. The Primary Source Sets address state social studies standards and are created for K-12 educators from any state.

Jennifer Cooley, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, IA; Stefanie Wager, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, IA

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A Time for Truth: Primary Sources Unmask Genocide in the United States

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn more about using visual elements and an online teacher's guide to demonstrate how to teach about genocide against Indigenous peoples in U.S. history.

Mishy Lesser, Upstander Project, Boston, MA

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Teaching with SOURCES and Emerging Technologies

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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The staff of the TPS at the University of Central Florida program will provide strategies for the utilization of the SOURCES Framework for Teaching with Primary Sources and emerging technologies.

Scott Waring, Brian Furgione, Mary Dougherty, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

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Educating with Evidence through Museums, 3D Printing, and the Library

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn ways teachers are forming partnerships with local museums to access and 3D scan artifacts for curricula that engage students with objects from the past and the Library's primary sources.

Grant R. Miller, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; Ashley Taylor, Cobden Middle School, Cobden, IL; Stacie Tefft, Murphysboro High School, Murphysboro, IL

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Prime Suspects: Unlocking History's Mysteries with Primary Sources

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Challenge your students to solve historical mysteries by examining primary source 'clues' to help them open a Breakout EDU style box containing the answers or more information.

Jane Garver, Little Traverse History Museum, Petoskey, MI; Sara Muladore, Charlevoix Elementary School, Charlevoix, MI

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Beyond Smokey Bear: The National Museum of Forest Service History

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn about the primary sources resources from the National Museum of Forest Service History and exemplary teaching resources developed in two successful regional workshops with master teaching ambassadors.

Michelle Pearson, National Museum of Forest Service History, Missoula, MT

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The Academy Model: Instructing, Facilitating, Extending Student Use of Primary Sources

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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The TPS Academy is a model that helps teachers learn HOW to use primary sources and gives them TIME to prepare. Follow-up observations, coaching and collaborations facilitate teachers' effective use of primary sources.

Pam Su'a, Jordan School District, West Jordan, UT

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Engaging Primary Source Inquiry with the KidCitizen App

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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The presenters will demonstrate how to use KidCitizen episodes to foster visual literacy and historical inquiry with elementary grade students.

Ilene R. Berson, Michael J. Berson, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Bert Snow, Snow & Co, Newburyport, MA

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Reading Like a Historian Curriculum and Beyond the Bubble Assessments

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn about curriculum and assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group that incorporate documents from the Library of Congress's archives. Participants will examine materials and sample student responses.

Joel Breakstone, Sarah McGrew, Teresa Ortega, Stanford History Education Group, Stanford, CA

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Bringing the Social Studies Olympiad to Your State

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Michigan has conducted the Michigan Social Studies Olympiad for thirty years. This poster will provide attendees with the logistical tools to implement this competition in their state.Anthony Salciccoli, Michigan Council for the Social Studies, Lansing, MI

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The Curiosity Classroom: Collaboration between Schools and Museums

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn about the partnership between the Fulton County School District and three Atlanta museums to train a cohort of Georgia Studies teachers with the goal of creating instructional model units that incorporate TPS strategies.

Jena Sibille, Fulton County Public Schools, Roswell, GA

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Fostering Inquiry Using the Library of Congress Online Collections

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn to locate and engage students in analyzing primary sources from the Library of Congress' Digital Collections, to help build students' content knowledge and cultivate historical thinking skills.

James M.M. Hartwick, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, WI

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Reshaping America: The Fourteenth Amendment and Its Legacy

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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The Fourteenth Amendment redefined citizenship rights during Reconstruction. Learn about educational resources exploring its immediate impact and how various groups have used it to pursue equal treatment under the law.

Kira Duke, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro TN

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Building Inquiry and Disciplinary Literacy in Elementary Classrooms

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Preservice elementary teachers enrolled in a social studies methods course used primary sources to design lessons and activities that foster students' inquiry and disciplinary literacy skills.

Salika A. Lawrence, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY; Tabora Johnson, Keshia James, W. Aaron Duton, Keturah Brooks, Sherene Hodgson, Zoland Smith, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY

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The Whiskey Rebellion, Popular Rights, and the First Amendment

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Informed civic action is inspired by this classroom-tested inquiry. Students investigated First Amendment rights using historic monuments, folklore and primary sources from loc.gov, sharing findings through Google Docs.

Ann B. Canning, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA

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Introduce the Lavender Scare with Library of Congress Primary Sources

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Teachers will discover ways to introduce the Lavender Scare using a dynamic poster that presents primary and secondary sources from the Library of Congress.

Miriam Morgenstern, History UnErased, Westford, MA; Debra Fowler, History UnErased, Lowell, MA

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Supporting Students to Write Increasingly Complex Arguments over Time

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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We share social studies curriculum that supports three increasingly complex types of argument writing to build skills over time. Come see how Read.Inquire.Write. has improved diverse middle schoolers' argument writing.

Chauncey Monte-Sano, Ryan Hughes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Jared Aumen, Kimberly Harn, Ann Arbor Public Schools. Ann Arbor, MI

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Connecting Carolina: Making State History Relevant through Inquiry Using the Library of Congress Collection

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn about three examples that demonstrate our work to make North Carolina state history relevant to students through inquiry-based instruction that leverages the Library of Congress collection.Meghan Manfra. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

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Using TPS to Build Capacity Across a School District

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Learn how a grant from the TPS regional program enabled Nebraska Wesleyan University to launch a district-wide initiative using primary documents and inquiry-based learning across the social studies. Come see what we learned.

Kevin Bower, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE; Jaclyn Kellison, Pat O'Meara, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE

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Investigating Technology's Impact on American History through History's Habits of Mind

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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TIAH teachers utilize Library of Congress primary sources to build students' understanding of the government's role in shaping technology. Explore teacher-created inquiries using LOC sources and archives of partner institutions.

Sarah Drake Brown, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

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TPS Inquiry Kits: Primary Sources for All Learners

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Honors students, English Language Learners, students with special needs, and on-level students are all capable of analyzing primary documents and using them in research projects. TPS Inquiry Kits help make this possible by providing curated, accessible documents and approachable interactive lessons on research skills.

Mike Kuethe, Maryland Humanities, Baltimore, MD

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Primary Sources

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Primary sources provide a rich tapestry of stories and historical experiences and never before have they been so widely available. Learn about free resources from the Inquiry in the Upper Midwest project that support the use of culturally relevant primary sources that are challenging and engaging, create windows and mirrors, and promote the analytical skills students need to critique the status quo.

Jennifer Cadwell-Vaughan, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN

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Was the Domino Theory a Valid Concept?

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Teacher candidates were provided resources from the Library of Congress. After analyzing the evidence they were asked to make a documentary that presented an argument for or against the Domino Theory.

Juan Walker, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

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Literacy Rocks! Social Studies Rules! Key Methods for Integration

9:00 am to 11:30 am
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Do you desire to engage all learners? Extend constructivist and inquiry-based learning through the language arts to ignite foundations for historical thinking by exploring killer primary sources.

Rolly Schendel, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

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