The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the University of Central Florida (TPS-UCF) Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources program at the University of Central Florida delivers professional development opportunities, free of charge, to help K-12 educators across the state provide high-quality classroom instruction using the millions of digitized primary sources available from loc.gov.
The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Founded in 1800, the Library seeks to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, which bring to bear the world’s knowledge in almost all of the world’s languages and America’s private sector intellectual and cultural creativity in almost all formats. The Library seeks to spark the public’s imagination and celebrate human achievement through its programs and exhibits. In doing so, the Library helps foster the informed and involved citizenry upon which American democracy depends. Today, the Library serves the public, scholars, Members of Congress and their staff—all of whom seek information, understanding and inspiration.
The Library houses millions of primary sources, including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts, in its collections. Primary sources are the raw materials of history, original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. These materials are relevant to learning objectives across curricula, providing students with unique learning opportunities that appeal to a range of learning styles.
Through ongoing, year-round professional development events, the TPS program at the University of Central Florida helps educators unleash the power of primary sources in the classroom.
Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.