Special Topics:

Primary Sources in Science Classrooms:
DImensions of Water Quality

By Trey Smith and June Teisan
Inquiry deepens understanding for using Science Primary Sources.






  • Extensive Lesson Plans prepared by TPS-GSU Teachers
  • New Ways to Achieve NGSS & CCSS Using Primary Sources
  • Tips to Expand Technology and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Develop the Right Question Technique

Science Primary Source Lessons - New Focus

Governors State University's new Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) grant (2016-2019) now has a specialized focus: Design science lessons and units that support age-appropriate materials related to global climate and the environment aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

TPS is a funded project by the Library of Congress. It was designed to train in-service and pre-service classroom teachers and college teacher education faculty to access, use and produce curriculum utilizing the Internet and the digitized primary source materials from the collections of the Library of Congress. Read More


If you are a K-12 educator looking for professional development with a uniquely personal touch, then we have just what you need!

Special Science Feature: The Way the World Works Video

Honoring Marie Tharp and Bruce Heezen

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We assist educators in bringing to life in their classrooms the rich reservoir of primary sources from the library with innovative media and technology, while simultaneously developing lesson plans focused on achieving Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards.

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources
TPS-GSU: Bringing educators and their students together with the primary sources of the Library of Congress to enrich the learning experience with innovative methods to achieve CCSS.
Governors State University

Governors State University College of Education is proud to offer the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program. Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement of the Library of Congress. E-mail: pguimond@govst.edu
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