Crossroads of History Project

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

Free Professional Development for Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS)

Western Region

For all educators based within the Western Region

NCCE’s Crossroads of History Project is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress (subsequently referred to as “the Library”) Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Western Region Program, coordinated by the Metropolitan State University of Denver. This project allows learners to use primary sources and social justice standards to conduct meaningful dialog, learn and develop historical inquiries, and inspire informed actions that give voice to marginalized communities.

Crossroads of History is a 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.

Project participants that successfully complete course activities and submit a lesson plan or activity according to course requirements:

  • Will be recognized by NCCE as a Crossroads of History project participant
  • Will be enrolled in the Crossroads of History Educator community with access to peer-to-peer networks
  • Will receive a certificate of completion and be highlighted by NCCE via social media
  • Have an opportunity to be featured on the NCCE blog and on social media outlets

Crossroads of History Project

This fully online experience is comprised of training using best practices in asynchronous learning, self-paced work time, and reflection. The culmination of the project is the creation of an activity plan to put into practice and to share with other educators.   

Crossroads of History Overview

Cohort Dates:

Registration is open until June 30, 2024. 

Project Contact Information:

Contact Shannon Davenport, CEO – Director of Professional Learning,