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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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TPSNVA Classes and Classic Movies at the Packard Campus
Join us the upcoming After School Specials and/or a free classic film at the Packard Campus of the Library of Congress.
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From the Library of Congress: Columbus' Coat of Arms
To mark  Columbus Day this year, we send you an interesting bit of history: the story behind Columbusí coat of arms. 
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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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