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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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Primary Sources for World History Teachers
World History Teachers - find over 12,000 digital items from 193 countries from 1200 BCE to 2000 CE. at the World Digital Library.
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The History of Ice Cream

Who invented ice cream? Several possible answers can be found in  this entry from the Library of Congress' Today in History:

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Sherry Levitt, Executive Director

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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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