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TPS Journal

Strategies and resources for K-12 classrooms from the Library of Congress

Between 2008 and 2016, TPS Consortium members contributed their knowledge to 15 issues of the TPS Journal – a publication dedicated to support the use of Library of Congress digitized primary sources to teach a number of topics in the K-12 curriculum.

Each TPS Journal issue comes with sample elementary and secondary lesson plans as well as articles, research reports, Web sites, and white papers under a research and current thinking page.  In addition, each highlights a teacher who uses primary sources in a way that relates to the theme of the issue.

The TPS Journal has been on hiatus since 2016, when the Library began a competitive, nationwide search for educational organizations to become members of the 2017-2019 TPS Consortium.  Going forward, you can expect to see primary source-based suggestions, tips, reflections, and findings about a number of topics from some of the most engaged educational thinkers and practitioners in the country.

Past TPS Journal and Quarterly Issues


Assessing Historical Thinking Skills Using Library of Congress Primary Sources

The Civil War Across Disciplines

Critical Thinking

Differentiated Instruction

Elementary Learners

English Language Learners

Historical Thinking

Inquiry Learning

Literacy Integration

Primary Sources and the Common Core State Standards

Primary Source Formats

Project-Based Learning


Teaching With Fine and Performing Arts

Technology Integration

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