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 www.loc.gov/teachers 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. 

 

 

 

Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.