Expanding Visions/Bridging Traditions
Science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Social studies should cross all of these content areas. Learn how a move from STEM to a STREAM model enhances all content areas.
Learn about the Education Section developed through a partnership with the TPS Western Region and the Colorado Encyclopedia (CE). The CE is a digital encyclopedia of all things Colorado.
Learn about a new digital tool to create your own map sets and primary sources for teaching. Consider how to pair text and visual sources together around a theme or subject area.
Learn about granting opportunities available to help K-16 teachers access and incorporate free educational materials from the Library of Congress.
TPS-Mississippi, a partnership between MIssissippi State University and the Starkville Oktibbeha County Schools, will share exemplary primary source-based lessons from the teacher-developed 3rd-12th grade curriculum.
Students who struggle with reading often face literacy-based challenges when asked to do research. See how mini tasks using primary sources that are given throughout the year can help engage students in inquiry through project-based learning.
Learn about a secondary social studies methods course that emphasizes the use of primary source analysis to address the interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences and development of critical thinking skills.
Investigate the present, explore the past, and plan the future of your school community. Integrate local architecture and neighborhood history into curriculum using innovative and engaging primary sources.
Learn about curriculum and assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group that incorporate documents from the Library of Congress collections. Examine materials and sample student responses.
The Common Core State Standards approach social studies with an emphasis on literacy. Get ideas to help students learn strategies to approach the reading of informational text and the evaluation of primary sources.