Dear International Assembly (IA) Members,
I hope this message finds you well! As you may know, NCSS was funded by the Library of Congress and its Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program to develop two online methods texts – one for elementary K-6 and one for secondary 6-12 – on teaching social studies inquiry through the Library of Congress' primary source collections. We are pleased to share that progress is continuing on each text, and we anticipate releasing the texts and launching professional development programs for methods professors in 2021.
In the meantime, as part of our TPS project funding, NCSS is presenting new professional development programs specifically tailored to your needs as methods professors.
Starting next week, NCSS presents Inquiry and Teaching with Primary Sources, a special three-part webinar series between the National Humanities Center and NCSS through the generous support of the Library of Congress. Our first program, "How to Think About (and Teach) the History of Immigration and Citizenship", is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 from 7:00-8:30 PM ET. Future programs will include "Monuments as Social and Political Symbols" (February 3, 2021) and "'Awful Choices': Bayard Rustin's Radical Vision and the Social Movements of the 1960s" (April 14, 2021).
Each webinar is free for all methods professors; all participants will be required to get a free digital library card from the National Humanities Center. If you are interested, you can find more information and sign-up for this and the other NCSS TPS webinars here.
Please consider joining us for one or more webinars in our series - and do share this message widely with your networks! Feel free to contact me directly at any time for more information or questions about our developing TPS program.