Crossroads of History 


Using Primary Sources to Develop and Implement Informed Meaningful Activity Plans Based on Social Justice and Civil Rights Issues 

Cohorts run through 2023 | Virtual 

Northwest Council for Computer Education’s (NCCE) Crossroads of History Project is sponsored in part by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Western Region Program, coordinated by the Metropolitan State University of Denver.  

“Being a part of such an innovative and unique educational experience was enjoyable. I gained a great deal of knowledge when creating the activity plan, including the advantages of the primary resources available through the Library of Congress as well as the historical perspective for marginalized communities.”

Ptosha Maclin, MA 
NCCE Professional Learning Specialist 

The project will facilitate a careful, reverse chronological examination of social justice and civil rights incidents in U.S. history that mirror each other over time providing entry points for those involved in education in and outside of formal classroom settings to use primary sources and social justice standards to: 

  • Conduct meaningful dialog 
  • Learn and develop historical inquiries 
  • Inspire informed actions that give voice to marginalized communities 

 Crossroads of History is a FREE completely virtual professional learning experience for educators across the spectrum including: 

  • PreK-16 educational professionals including pre-service teachers 
  • Public librarians and leaders of tribal youth groups, faith-based youth groups, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, before and after school programs, adult education leadership programs, and other “outside of the classroom” programs 

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  • Cohort 2: July 25th-August 29th  
  • Cohort 3: September 26th-October 31st  
  • Cohort 4: October 24th-November 30th  

Registration is open until the day the cohort begins. 2023 dates will be available fall of 2022. 

Visit the Library of Congress Crossroads of History website for more information. 








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