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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, high-quality instruction.


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November 06, 2014 – After School Special - Stories of Heroes and Resis

November 13, 2014 – After School Special - Using Historic Newspapers i

November 20, 2014 – Craft DBQs with Resources from the Library of Cong



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Halloween Resources and American Folklife Center
Halloween, like all facets of American life, is enshrined in photographs at the Library of Congress.  You can contribute to the cultural memory at the American Folklife Center.
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The Fine/Performing Arts Issue of the TPS Journal now available!

Fine and performing arts-related primary sources allow students to study and investigate how people use creative activity to celebrate and express their experiences.  Read and enjoy this latest issue of the Teaching with Primary Sources Journal.

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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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TPS Quarterly
This Issue's Theme:

image of tps quarterlyPrimary Sources and the Common Core State Standards
This issue illustrates how primary sources can support teaching to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

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