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Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, Teaching with Primary Sources, Northern Virginia (TPSNVA) serves K-12 teachers throughout Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church schools as well as other Virginia school systems. TPSNVA provides free professional development programs to connect teachers to the Library's rich, digitized primary source materials and resources to help teachers design challenging, inquiry-based instruction.


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Martin Luther King Resources
Primary Sources found at the Library of Congress enliven the study of Martin Luther King and provide understanding of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Humanities Connections in Library of Congress Blogs - Walt Whitman and the Civil War
I hear America Singing! The Library of Congress has the largest Walt Whitman online collection in the world.  See the blogs for ideas about how to connect Whitman to many themes in American History.
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Contact Information

Sherry Levitt, Executive Director

Cynthia Szwajkowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Director


131 Park Street, N.E.
Vienna, VA 22180

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