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Five College Partnership Programs


Teaching With Primary Sources
The National Humanities Center is proud to offer five FREE online professional development for teachers in the TPS Eastern Region (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia).
These live, interactive seminars are led by distinguished scholars and focus on the close reading of primary resources from the Library of Congress's American Memory Timeline and the Center's America in Class® Primary Sources. The seminars are built around a key question that will guide participants through these rich collections of primary resources and enable participants to organize coherent lessons with them. A few of the seminars included are For Union and Freedom: African Americans in the Civil War and Opportunity Cost: The Perils and Profits of Assimilation
The seminars are live from 7pm to 8:30pm E.T. For more information visit:

The Real Rosie the Riveter Project
The iconic image of Rosie Riveter is known to many Americans through the tremendously popular image that has been reproduced on posters, tablecloths, and numerous other items. But what about the real Rosie Riveters? There were hundreds of thousands of women who worked in American defense plants during WWII, and their real stories are fascinating. Working along with the Tamiment Library at New York University, the Spargel Productions company has endeavored to interview many of these women. This website features some of those women as they talk about their experiences in shipyards, electrical companies, and tank assembly lines. 
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