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Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, Teaching with Primary Sources, Virginia serves preK-16 teachers throughout Virginia. Teaching with Primary Sources provides free professional development programs to connect educators to the Library's rich, digitized primary source materials and resources to help teachers design challenging, inquiry-based instruction.


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Bring the Library of Congress to your classroom - Free online course, 30 recertification points
Join us for Bring the Library of Congress to Your Classroom - a free online course open to teachers of all subjects and grade levels. We meed online on Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. March 3, 10, 17, April 7 followed by independent hours each week. Earn 30 Virginia recertification points upon completion. To register or for more information - email:
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TPSVA Presents! February webinars
February 17 - Please join us to hear about History's Mysteries. History's Mysteries is suitable for elementary students, this is an easy-to-use, engaging and adaptable approach that focuses on historical inquiry. In each 'History Mystery', students are invited to act as historians as they investigate primary and secondary sources to solve a mystery. To register email

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Sherry Levitt, Executive Director

Cynthia Szwajkowksi, Ph.D., Assistant Director

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