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Education specialists from the Library of Congress and members of the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium are looking forward to meeting with you and sharing ideas on using primary sources in the classroom during the NCSS conference in San Francisco from November 16-18.

On Friday, November 17, from 8:45-11, we will be hosting the TPS Knowledge Exchange on the second floor of Moscone West. Current and former TPS partners will present information on their activities and demonstrate lesson plans and other programs they have created for teachers. In addition, the civics interactives grant recipients will demonstrate their projects during the 10-11 hour.

For those looking for additional details, several of our current and former TPS partners will have education sessions during the conference. We hope you’ll take the time to see what our partners are doing to encourage the use of primary sources in the classroom.

From 1:30 to 3:30 Friday, the civics interactives grant recipients will be in the NCSS Tech Community Lounge to discuss an demonstrate their projects.

Also on Friday, from 4:45-5:45 the Library’s Director of Educational Outreach, our Teacher in Residence, Matthew Poth, and Stephen Wesson of the Educational Outreach team will be presenting session #865, “Exploring World War I with Primary Sources” in room 2009, Moscone Center West. See what the Educational Outreach team has been doing to support the Library’s World War I programming.

Saturday at 8:00am, find out about the new, free civics interactives in session 726, “Using Interactives for K-12 Civic Education,” in room 2005, Moscone Center West. These interactives were developed by a number of organizations around the country, and all use primary sources from the Library’s online collections.

Last but certainly not least, the Library’s K-12 education team will be at booths 135/137 in the exhibit hall on Friday and Saturday. Stop by and learn more about our activities.

We look forward to seeing you there!