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Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region

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The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region Program at Waynesburg University is funded by the Library of Congress to further the Library's mission to engage, inspire, and inform the American people with a universal and enduring source of knowledge and creativity.

The TPS Regional Program funds organizations to connect diverse audiences from across the country to Library of Congress resources. Collectively, grantees comprise the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium and serve as collaborators and co-creators connecting the resources of and the American people. Ultimately, the TPS Consortium strives to increase the educational value of the Library's collections for learners representing diverse communities, perspectives, and endeavors.

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Projects by State

Hundreds of organizations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories have enhanced their programming for educators through the TPS Regional program.

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Grant Funding Available

Educational institutions, literacy organizations, after-school centers and clubs, historical societies and museums, libraries, and other community, civic, and professional groups may apply for grants of up to $25,000 that expand the body of innovative strategies, tools, and materials for meaningful teaching and learning with Library of Congress materials.

The TPS Eastern Region provides free online professional learning to familiarize prospective project leaders with Library of Congress TPS Program content and the tools necessary to launch TPS professional learning for grant participants. 

Waynesburg University, Illinois State University, and Metropolitan State University of Denver, administer grants on behalf of the Library of Congress in the East, Midwest and West. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

Questions? Get the answers here: FAQ's


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Professional Development Events

Whether you are a primary source aficionado or a newcomer, the TPS Eastern Region has a professional development event for you. Check out our free, online professional development courses, institutes, national and regional conference presentations, and at-your-desk webinars! 

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Ideas, Activities, and Plans

Lesson Plans, Units, PD Plans, Activities, and Book Backdrops to engage and empower your students. This vetted searchable database of teacher-created resources is your source of inspiration for primary source driven teaching across the curriculum.

Regional Partners

TPS Midwest Region

Illinois State University

Library of Congress TPS

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program.
Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.

Citations for TPS Eastern Region Publications