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Welcome to THE SOURCE BLOG: Teaching with Primary Sources at Eastern Illinois University News. Our new blog allows us to quickly share news about and links to resources, coming events and changes to educational materials important to those of us who recognize the benefits of teaching with digitized primary sources from the collections of the Library of Congress. Posts will be brief and informal, but you have our word that the information shared will be valuable and relevant. Please subscribe to THE SOURCE and encourage colleagues to join the conversation and receive updates via RSS feed or email. Remember to visit our site at www.eiu.edu/eiutps. Thank you and come back soon!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Researching the Holocaust

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Following a 2012 visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, the staff at TPS EIU began researching the Library of Congress website for relevant resources to support educators as they teach about the Holocaust.  The topic of the Holocaust is very broad, so we chose to offer a glimpse at resources on a variety of topics.  There are a limited number of items on this topic found at www.loc.gov, but other institutions and museums offer access to primary sources as well.  We encourage you to explore.
We are sharing our research in three ways.
1. Teaching the Holocaust with Primary Sources themed resource site.  This site is organized much like our other themed resources.  The sections and their contents include, an introduction (Nuremberg Race Laws, Kristallnacht, Ghettos, Concentration Camps and individuals highlighted in Righteous Among Nations), links to Library of Congress resources, primary source and analysis tool information and a primary source set.  
2. The Source is our monthly themed publication.  The October 2012 issue focuses on the Holocaust with more information that supports our themed resource.
3.  TPS EIU is thrilled to collaborate with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center to present Eyewitness to the Struggle for Change: Teaching With Primary Sources.  This workshop for teachers will be held Thursday, 2/7/13 at the IHMEC in Skokie, IL.  For information see the announcement section at www.eiu.edu/~eiutps

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