The Teachers Page – From the Library of Congress

Library of Congress Teachers Page - Primary Source SetsIn a recent post on the Library of Congress blog, Matt Raymond, the LOC’s director of communications, introduced the newly launched web portal for teachers. He notes that this is just the latest step to make materials from the LOC accessible to K-12 teachers. Back in 1990 the library sent out CD-ROMs to be used in classrooms, then in 2005 they created the Teaching with Primary Sources Program (TPS), and now in 2009 they’ve produced this portal.

The main sections of this portal include:

Library of Congress Teachers Page - TPS DirectThe LOC is also emphasizing the TPS Direct section of the new teachers portal. TPS Direct is “a new build-it-yourself professional-development tool.” Just click on which professional development activities you’d like to do (like understanding primary sources through the “Lincoln’s Pockets” activity or analyzing primary sources through the “Analyzing Maps” activity), review what you’ve selected, and download to your computer.

While the Teachers page already has a lot to offer, the “full transition of educational materials to the site will take place over time, and new features will become available from now on.”

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