HAPPY NEW YEAR!
As we begin 2015, we want to bring to your attention the newest national events available for you from the Library of Congress to support your professional learning using primary sources. In addition, there is a state conference we think you might want to know about and participate in as well.
PLUS … we bring you a new music recording of songs by the live demonstrators during the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Please read on
NATIONAL FOCUS: New for You from the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress continues to offer webinars online for your professional learning and to support you in expanding your use of primary sources in your classroom in a variety of methods and on a variety of subjects. Below is a list of upcoming webinars for your consideration. Please remember, these are offered ONLINE for your convenience and FREE of charge to all K-12 educators:
- January 22 – 4pm ET – “Special Event with Teaching Tolerance: Civil Rights and Analyzing Images”
- February 19 – 4pm ET – “Special Event with Teaching Tolerance: Building Literacy Skills and Teaching about the Civil Rights Movement with Primary Sources”
- February 24 – 4pm ET – “Hangout with the World Digital Library”
- March 19 – 4pm ET – “Special Event with Teaching Tolerance: Identifying Bias and Perspective when Teaching about the Civil Rights Act of 1964″
- April 7 – 4pm ET – “Hangout with Historic Newspapers”
- April 16 – 4pm ET – “Special Event with Teaching Tolerance: Selecting Primary Sources to Examine the Civil Rights Act of 1964″
To explore these online webinars in more detail – full description plus registration process – please CLICK HERE: http://loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/
The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes
Immerse yourself in the practice of teaching with primary sources from the unparalleled collections of Library of Congress this summer. Apply to attend a week-long professional development program for K-12 educators in the nation’s capital.
In 2015, the Library will offer five Institute weeks:
- Open sessions (any subject area): June 22-26, July 6-10 or July 27-31
- Science focus: July 20-24
- Civil rights focus: August 3-7
Application Deadline: March 24th, 2015
STATE FOCUS: New from our Illinois TPS Consortium Members
The Illinois Council for Social Studies and the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources EIU are hosting the Spring 2015 ICSS Conference on Friday, March 6th.
Developing Content Knowledge and Literacy Skills
in Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Environments
Developing Literacy in K-12 History, Social Sciences and Language Arts:
Content Knowledge and Strategies for Teachers to Support Learning Standards for Students
NEW FROM THE SMITHSONIAN: Music from the Selma Civil Rights March
One piece of music in the recent and highly acclaimed Ava DuVernay film, Selma, is the actual voices of the live demonstrators. This historic piece of music was captured by one of the marchers that day who managed to conceal a large tape recorder under his coat. The brave man who avoided detection by the police that day was Carl Benkert, an architectural interior designer from Detroit, who joined local clergy to take part in and witness to the demonstration march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
The Smithsonian offers you the full recording to enjoy, song by song, without charge. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THIS PLAYLIST AND READ MORE ABOUT THIS HISTORIC PIECE OF MUSIC.
The Library of Congress offers a collection of 10 photographs depicting the historic march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, which occurred in 1965.
“Photographs document the experience of the marchers before and during the event. Images include marchers boarding buses and trains to Alabama; arriving in Montgomery and Selma; people talking, singing, and resting. Also views of onlookers and law enforcement officers along the march route; close-ups of marcher’s feet and worn shoes.”
TPS-GSU UPCOMING EVENTS
TPS-GSU Graduate Course begins soon!
Please contact Dr. Lucianne Brown if you would like to register for this training: 708-235-7575
Education 7212-01 Digital Primary Sources – Hybrid Course
Designed to effectively access, integrate, and produce curricula utilizing the Internet and digitized primary source materials from the collections of the Library of Congress. Focuses on the nature of primary sources and classroom applications for digital technology. Provides hands-on experience using the historical tests, photographs, motion pictures, maps and sound recordings from the Library Congress American Memory digital collections.
Blended course delivery, with face to face meetings/synchr
Dates: January 24 through April 25
Face to Face on January 24, February 7 and April 25 – from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
More workshop dates coming soon … including Coaches TPS-GSU Academy Online!