Library of Congress
Teaching with Primary Sources Program
at the Collaborative for Educational Services
Primary sources—documents and objects from the time period being studied—are at the heart of historical inquiry.
The Library of Congress offers a vast range of digitized primary sources that can provide a deeply powerful encounter with the past for students at all grade levels. As a member of the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium, the Collaborative provides professional development for Massachusetts teachers who wish to use the Library’s materials in engaging and challenging ways.
The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to:
- build awareness of the Library’s educational initiatives
- provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library’s resources
- offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational resources.
The Library achieves this mission through collaborations between the Library and the K-12 educational community across the United States. The program contributes to the quality of education by helping teachers use the Library’s digitized primary sources to engage students, develop their critical thinking skills and construct knowledge. Learn more about the Library’s TPS program and other resources available to teachers.