Science Primary Source Lessons - New Focus
Governors State University's new Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) grant (2016-2019) now has a specialized focus: Design science lessons and units that support age-appropriate materials related to global climate and the environment aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
TPS is a funded project by the Library of Congress. It was designed to train in-service and pre-service classroom teachers and college teacher education faculty to access, use and produce curriculum utilizing the Internet and the digitized primary source materials from the collections of the Library of Congress. Read More
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Imagine the enlivened learning experience you can create...
- Reading the actual letter a soldier wrote to his mother during the Civil War VS. reading a text book account of it
- Listening to Depression Era recording of a 32 year old man describing his experience VS. hearing a lecture on the topic
- Experiencing historical documents from the Civil Rights Movement VS. viewing photos in textbooks