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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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The Fine/Performing Arts Issue of the TPS Journal now available!

Fine and performing arts-related primary sources allow students to study and investigate how people use creative activity to celebrate and express their experiences.  Read and enjoy this latest issue of the Teaching with Primary Sources Journal.

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Veterans Day and Veterans History from The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has extensive materials for teachers and students to mark Veterans Day, beginning with The Veterans History Project <> , created in 2000 to honor American veterans and preserve their personal accounts so that future generations may better understand the realities of their experiences
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Sherry Levitt, Executive Director

Cynthia Szwajkowski, Ph.D
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131 Park Street, N.E.
Vienna, VA 22180

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TPS Quarterly
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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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