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A woman in a wheelchair with an American flag, sunglasses, and a bullhorn rides down the middle of a rural highway followed by an elected official in a pickup truck.
Date: Sep 12 2022
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By Rich Cairn, Emerging America

At the end of the 2021-2022 school year, Emerging America widely promoted an online survey of teachers to discover how much U.S. students are taught Disability History. Though the response was small, the results offer intriguing insights. The survey will repeat in 2023 and 2024. 

The 36 respondents represented 12 states; 69% were from Emerging Ame…

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Date: Aug 17 2022
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
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Date: Aug 9 2022
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Discussion that is always enlightening–sometimes challenging–between social studies teachers and teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special Education has been one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching Emerging America's Accessing graduate courses across the U.S. since 2016. Such opportunities are too rare. 

Speaking from their rich daily experience, teachers have sha…

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Date: Jul 13 2022
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
Seven deaf students stand in front of old U.S. flag as they sign the National Anthem
Date: Jul 12 2022
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Updated 07-12-2022

A Transformative Story for Humanity 

The disability rights movement has made enormous strides in the American story, going from a group whose very right to exist was questioned, to reconceptualization of the needs and rights of veterans with disabilities ... to a modern movement for full inclusion. Helping all students understand this history, key issues in the pres…

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Date: Jul 5 2022
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Pilot curriculum, join a PLC, and more

Inclusion strategies can energize instruction for all learners and expand opportunities for them to make a difference in their communities. Tap these powerful support resources to explore new ideas and tools in your classroom. 

 

Apply for a Learning for Justice Educator Grant Read about how teacher Wendy Harris used a Learning for Justice…
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Date: Jun 8 2022
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 9, Issue 6 for June 8, 2022 IN THIS ISSUE News Events @ Emerging America  New at the Library of Congress Professional Development Events Other Resources Blog post preview: Whose stories?
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Date: May 31 2022
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Whose stories would your students like to learn about in your curriculum? Give them this anonymous survey to find out!

Topics that students care about can be one of the most powerful incentives to engage in class, and even, when it is in the balance, to come to school. As we bring the year to a close, finding ways to look ahead with excitement is part of the prescription for all of us.…

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Date: May 11 2022
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
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Date: May 2 2022
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How to empower students by participating in IEP and 504 team meetings

By Laurel Peltier, Collaborative for Educational Services

Emerging America has benefitted at key moments from Laurel's deep experience as a teacher and leader in support of students with disabilities. We are pleased to add her insights on ways that History and Civics teachers can support IEP and 504 teams to the Acce…