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Teaching with Primary Sources, Northern Virginia (TPSNVA) serves teachers throughout Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church schools as well as other school systems upon request.

Teaching with Primary Sources, Northern Virginia (TPSNVA) works with school districts and teachers to deliver professional development programs that use the Library of Congress' rich, digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction.


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Sherry Levitt, Executive Director

Cynthia Szwajkowski,
Assistant Director


11244 Waples Mill Rd, G-2, Fairfax, VA 22030

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TPS Quarterly
This Issue's Theme:

image of tps quarterlyPrimary Sources and the Common Core State Standards
This issue illustrates how primary sources can support teaching to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

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