Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past.

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at Waynesburg University equips teachers with methods and tools from to develop student literacy, critical thinking, and depth of knowledge in the classroom and beyond.

TPS at Waynesburg provides free professional development and classroom materials for K-12 educators and pre-service teachers that support the effective use of primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections. All programs are eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 credit and are available in-person and online. 



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