Social Studies Collective Application: Transforming Teaching & Learning with Primary Sources
Applications are currently limited to educators in:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
Educurious is offering a fully funded professional learning experience to 20 teachers that will focus on using primary source documents from the Library of Congress. Participants will receive a project-based unit on the Reconstruction period with a focus on Black history in the United States. The goals of this project are to support more educators in the U.S. by strengthening their skills and strategies for project-based remote or hybrid teaching and to leverage Library of Congress primary sources in order to develop students’ disciplinary knowledge and skills, as well as provide a more honest portrayal of Black history in the United States.
We welcome your application! Priority application deadline is May 15. Applicants will be contacted by June 1.
This workshop is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching
with Primary Sources Western Region Program, coordinated by the Metropolitan State University
Which state do you teach in? (Please note, we are currently only accepting applications from the listed states).
Please provide your full name
Contact phone number:
What school and district do you work in?
What is the name of the school you teach at?
What is the ZIP code your school is located in?
At which grade level will you be teaching Reconstruction?
Approximately how many students will you teach with the Reconstruction unit?
Describe your understanding of Project-Based Learning.
Do you currently work with primary sources and/or the Library of Congress in your current teaching practice? If so, please describe your approach.
Please tell us about your experience supporting and guiding other social studies educators.
When do you plan to teach about the Reconstruction period?
Approximately how many instructional days do you have to teach a unit on Reconstruction?
Please tell us how well this project fits into your teaching goals and how it will support your students.
If you are selected to participate in this project, can you commit to teaching the unit in the 2021-2022 school year?
If you are selected, can you commit to attending a 2-day online workshop June 22-23, 2021 and providing feedback on surveys as requested?
Thank you for applying to participate!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Blake Konrady at
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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