Teaching with Primary Sources


10/11/2016 6:30 pm

VIDEOS Please enjoy our videos introducing the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Rockford University. This  series of videos will introduce viewers to the wonderful and exciting world of primary sources and the experience of critical thinking they offer to s read more


10/11/2016 6:26 pm

NEWSLETTERS The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Rockford University produces a quarterly newsletter that focuses on our program’s events and news. We also highlight important information from the Library of Congress. August 2016 May 2015 Jan read more

Lesson Starters

10/11/2016 6:23 pm

LESSON STARTERS Looking for a quick primary source lesson to try in your classroom? Try one of the following: “Pilgrims and Natives Gather to Share a Meal” 3rd-5th Grades Subject: Social Studies Submitted by: Sue Nickel “Vietnamese Children During the Vietna read more

TPS RU Lesson Plans

10/11/2016 6:12 pm

TPS RU LESSON PLANS Elementary Analysis Tools These analysis tools were created by Jacki Lutzow, a nationally board-certified third-grade classroom teacher at Marsh Elementary School in Rockford, Illinois. Take a look at the ready-to-use analysis tools she developed for read more

Tools for Educators

10/11/2016 6:05 pm

TOOLS FOR EDUCATORS Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past. Helping students analyze primary sources can also guide them toward higher-order thinking and better critical thinking and analysis skills. These rea read more


10/11/2016 6:01 pm

EVENTS The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at Rockford University will partner with community members this year to offer exciting professional development opportunities. More information and dates will be available shortly. June 19 – 23, 2017 Teaching with P read more

Program Information

10/11/2016 5:42 pm

PROGRAM INFORMATION The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to build awareness of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library’s resources; and offer acces read more

Teaching with Primary Sources

07/26/2016 7:58 pm

  TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES Funded by a grant from the The Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at Rockford University supports Northern Illinois educators in their efforts to incorporate primary-source, inquiry-based learning to read more