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Main Reading RoomLibrary of Congress: the nation's oldest federal cultural institution. The Library serves as the research arm of Congress, while also making its resources available to the public.

Teachers Page: extensive Web site for teacher within the Library of Congress Web Site. The Teachers Page is designed to help educators use Library of Congress Collections to enrich the classroom learning experience. This site is the main place for K-12 educators to find information on how to use primary sources, to find lesson plans and other classroom materials, and to learn about professional development opportunities from the Library.

America’s Story: a site for children and families. The site hopes to “put the story back in history and show you some things that you've never heard or seen before.”

TPS Teachers Network: a platform to connect educators across the country who have participated in the Library's Teaching with Primary Sources program. Members of the Network can share ideas and resources for how to best use primary sources in the classroom. 

Teaching with Primary Sources Partner Program: an overview of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program including a list of all consortium members with a short description of their programs, contact information and their web sites. 

MTSU Center for Historic Preservation: a research and public service institute committed to the heritage development—the identification, research, preservation, interpretation, and promotion—of our historic environment.

Middle Tennessee State University: a major public institution of higher learning with the largest undergraduate enrollment in Tennessee. MTSU was founded in 1911 as one of three state normal schools for teacher training.

Discover Tennessee History: a statewide collaboration to highlight primary source collections, professional development and  teacher resources to support teaching Tennessee history. Member organizations include Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee State Museum, Tennessee State Parks, East Tennessee Historical Society, Tennessee Historical Society, and TPS-MTSU

Tennessee Historical Society: a non-profit membership organization, established in 1849 to promote interest in and preservation of all matters relating to the history of Tennessee. The Tennessee Historical Society coordinates the Tennessee History Day competitions across the state.

East Tennessee Historical Society: a non-profit membership organization that provides public programming relating to the history and heritage of East Tennessee. The East Tennessee Historical Society also offers a teacher resource site that was created as part of a Teaching American History grant.