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Educator Program

Educator Seminar | Using the Library of Congress for Student Inquiry

Friday, November 4

This one-day Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) seminar introduces teachers to the new publication Finding, Analyzing, and Constructing History: A Research Guide for Students and how to use the Library of Congress collections for student inquiry projects. Participants will access and analyze primary sources in different formats using the Library’s “Observe, Question, Reflect” model. The seminar concludes with teachers’ independent inquiries into Library of Congress collections and the creation of inquiry-based classroom resources.

Stipends for substitute coverage are available to the first 20 teachers who register ($125 x 1 day). Additional stipends are available to those who opt into dissemination opportunities. Parking and a working lunch will be provided. Participants should bring their own laptop, Chromebook, or tablet.

This program is primarily intended for social studies teachers, special education teachers, or librarians in grades 6–12, but all are welcome.

FREE; 6.5 PD hours 

While masks are appreciated, they are no longer required. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures.

The Details



4 th

8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories