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The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.

Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom.


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Using Primary Sources

Discover quick and easy ways to begin using primary sources in your classroom, with teachers' guides, information on citing sources and copyright, and the Library's primary source analysis tool.

TPS Partners

The Teaching with Primary Sources Program builds partnerships with educational organizations to support effective instruction using primary sources. TPS partners deliver Library of Congress professional development locally.
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The Teaching with Primary Sources Journal

The TPS Journal is an online publication created by the Library of Congress Educational Outreach Division in collaboration with the TPS Educational Consortium.
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Professional Development

The Library of Congress provides primary source-based, ready-to-use resources for teachers and facilitators:

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Library of Congress Summer Programs

The Library of Congress is no longer accepting applications for its summer program for K-12 educators. The week-long programs in Washington, D.C., focus on strategies for teaching with primary sources. The application is now closed.