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, January 28, 2013

Hitting the ground running...

2013 is off to a fast and furious start of workshops and presentations, but TPS EIU would have it no other way!

The application deadline for the 2013 Summer Teacher Institutes at the Library of Congress is Monday, February 4!  If you are planning a trip to DC or are looking for something new for the coming summer, I encourage you to check these out!  Travel to DC can be affordable if you plan early and you will have the opportunity to work with amazing people at the Library of Congress and meet peers from across the country.   Learn more at http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/.

On Thursday, February 7, Cindy is presenting  Eyewitness to the Struggle for Change: Teaching With Primary Sources at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in conjunction with the exhibit Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to Fight For It. We are fortunate to have several respected museums and facilities in Illinois.  While we may not be able to take our students to these sites, many offer opportunities for teachers to learn about their sites and resources that can be brought to the classroom electronically.

In coming weeks we will announce Summer 2013 plans for TPS EIU.

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