TPS Inquiry Kits

Explore Thinkport's expanded collection of primary source inquiry kits for learners in grades 1-12. Elementary students examine topics from The Pullman Car and a Railroad Workers' Strike to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Middle and high school students investigate topics from The Jewish Diaspora in the Late Middle Ages to The First Ladies and Fashion Diplomacy and The Beginning of the World Wide Web.

Developed in collaboration with Maryland Humanities as part of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, these learning resources promote student inquiry and evidence-based reasoning as students apply critical thinking and analysis skills to historical materials.

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