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Handouts and Links Used in TPS EIU PD

The information and documents provided on this page are for internal use by TPS EIU staff and professional development participants. If there is something that you would like to see added to this page, please let us know and we will be happy to share!

Teaching with Primary Sources

TPS EIU Introduction Handout (39 pages)

TPS EIU Search Tip Sheet

Activity Development Tools

All documents are Word files so you may edit as you see fit.

2014 Activity Design Packet (All documents listed below)

2014 Brainstorm

2014 Brainstorm More

2014 What are Primary Sources

2014 How and Why to Use Primary Sources

2014 Primary Source Authentic Use

2014 Primary Source, Inquiry and Literacy 

2014 Primary Source Activity Curriculum Design

2014 Primary Source Activity Effectiveness Checklist

2014 Primary Source Activity Example

2014 Primary Source Activity Format for Dissemination

2014 Primary Source Activity Worksheet

2014 Primary Source Activity Reflection Sheet

Primary Source Analysis Sheets are also available from the right navigation bar of these pages.

Content Literacy

Cindy's Content Literacy PPT Part One - What Do You Speak?

Cindy's Content Literacy PPT Part Two - What Do We Have in Common?


Why Integrate Literacy and Social Studies? by Emily Schell, Ed.D.

Common Core Related Handouts

Reading: Informational Text, Literature and Social Studies/History Gr 6-12

TPS EIU Support for Research, Presentations and Publication by TPS EIU Alumni

These opportunities are only offered to educators who have participated in and completed TPS EIU professional development series.  

Support for Professional Sharing via Presentation or Publication

Support for Research Materials


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Contact Information

Teaching with Primary Sources
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Director: Cindy Rich, Ph.D.  



TPS EIU Calendar



Analysis Tools
(pdf or doc)

Support Materials

Quick Start