UCF Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Memucan Hunt, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right. Source: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004663996 Nez Perce men, posed before transport to the Indian Territories, probably taken in Montana,1877.  Source: hdl.loc.gov/loc.award/wauaipn.image.870 Walt Whitman, half-length portrait, seated, facing left, wearing hat and sweater, holding butterfly. Source: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b24247 Alice Paul, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, raising glass with right hand. Source: memory.loc.gov/ammem/vfwhtml/vfwhome.html
Memucan Hunt, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right

The 5th Annual SOURCES Conference will held
January 19, 2019

The Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the University of Central Florida (TPS-UCF) will be hosting the fifth annual SOURCES Annual Conference at the University of Central Florida on January 19, 2019. Click here for program details and information regarding our current call for proposals.


Welcome to the web site for 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 www.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.