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Friday, November 30, 2012

TPS EIU Update Nov. 2012

The December 2012 issue of The Source is now available. Our topic for December is Diaries. 

Remember that you can always find current information about professional development events on our homepage at www.eiu.edu/eiutps

TPS EIU in Action and TPS EIU Jump-Start! We are now offering our hands-on professional development project that combines research, exploration, collaboration and authentic application at your local site, but with two options for scheduling.  TPS EIU in Action allows teachers to participate in the program over six to twelve weeks.  TPS EIU Jump-Start packs the program into four intense weeks with more independent work expected.  Check them out and contact us!! 

If you are able to travel to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois in February, please join us for a packed day of professional development. Eyewitness to the Struggle for Change: Teaching with Primary Sources at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (Skokie, IL)Thursday, February 7, 2013,9:00 am - 2:30 pm    5 CPDU     Cost $20.00

In conjunction with the exhibit Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to Fight For It, The IHMEC in partnership with Dr. Cindy Rich from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program at Eastern Illinois University will explore the stages of the fight for equal educaiton, The Supreme Court argument, and the events that followed. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in inquiry learning through the study of primary sources available from the exhibit and Library of Congress and to experience first-hand accounts of individuals who were embedded in the movement and experienced the aftermath. We will study photographs, documents, cartoons, audio, video, and more, and discuss how these events relate to other historic civil rights struggles and those occurring todayRegister online.

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