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Loyola University Chicago

Teaching with Primary Sources

Teaching with Primary Sources: Loyola University Chicago Program

The Teaching with Primary Sources program at Loyola University Chicago program helps Chicago-area K-12 educators use the Library of Congress' rich reservoir of digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction. 

Through a series of professional development workshops, The Teaching with Primary Sources program at Loyola University Chicago team will work with your school to share the innovative and inspirational possibilities of incorporating primary sources into classroom instruction.  These workshops are designed to increase and enhance student literacy, align with Common Core State Standards, and ultimately improve ISAT scores overall. Our program is funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at Loyola University Chicago.

  • Workshop sessions can be scheduled at times to best suit your needs. From after-school training to full-day, comprehensive in-services. The choice is yours.
  • Continuing Professional Development Units: CPDUs and/or CEUs are provided.
Teaching with Primary Sources: National Program

The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build awareness of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational resources. The Library achieves this mission through collaborations between the Library and the K‐12 educational community across the United States. The program contributes to the quality of education by helping teachers use the Library’s digitized primary sources to engage students, develop their critical thinking skills and construct knowledge. Learn more about the Library’s TPS program and other resources available to teachers at www.loc.gov/teachers. 


Contact Us
Until June 30, 2017, after this date please visit the national TPS site for state contacts 
Teaching with Primary Sources at Loyola University Chicago
School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611