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Rockford University receives Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Grant

07/29/2016 10:09 am

Media Contact: Rita Elliott, Director of Communications, 815-226-3374

 

Rockford, Ill. – On July 28 the Library of Congress announced that Rockford University is among 21 organizations to receive a portion of $3,340,352 to support the effective use of digitized primary sources in K-12 classrooms. 76 proposals from public, private, not-for profit and for-profit organizations were submitted to 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 enhance the achievement of students in kindergarten through grade 12. The program is conducted through undergraduate and graduate classes leading to teacher certification at Rockford University, including student teaching. The TPS program also collaborates with school districts, universities, libraries, and foundations to help teachers use the vast collection of digitized primary sources within the Library of Congress to enrich their classroom instruction.

More information about the grant and about the Teaching with Primary Sources program can be found at: https://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-122.html?loclr=ealn.