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Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Nov 10 2021
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New Mini-Units Will Integrate Disability History across K-12 Curriculum; Seeking teachers to pilot mini-units.  Free Teaching with Primary Sources Micro-credentials - Barat Foundation’s Citizen U micro-credentials on using primary sources, hosted by the National Education Association (NEA), and created in partnership with Emerging America, and Inquiry in the Upper Midwest. Includes Universal Desig…
Seven deaf students stand in front of old U.S. flag as they sign the National Anthem
Date: Nov 3 2021
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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 present, and possibilities in t…

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Oct 13 2021
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
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Date: Oct 4 2021
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In a 10th grade classroom, a newly arrived student from Sudan, a returning student from a migrant worker family, and a student whose family came from Cambodia in the 1970s are among the 25 students in a US History class. These three students have been silent in all previous class discussions. The teacher knows their WIDA English-Language-Development proficiency scores.
Streetcar with surgical-mask-wearing conductor, waves goodbye to two men on street wearing hats & overcoats, one wearing improvised mask.
Date: Sep 20 2021
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November, 2021 

Here we are in a new school year of education during a pandemic. This page is being updated less frequently, since by now we have more experience than we had when this resource was begun. Still, new resources are being published all the time, and teachers around the US are facing circumstances that are continuing to change. The exhaustion of teachers is now a factor as large as…

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Sep 8 2021
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Develop a Mystery for Your Own K-5 Classroom Register for History’s Mysteries Institute ‡ Register for History’s Mysteries Intro Webinar NEWS “Closing the Gap in Civics for Students with Disabilities in Classrooms from K-12” – Read Rich Cairn’s blog post.  Massachusetts Civic Literacy Coalition Policy and Advocacy Fellow Allison Pao seeks Mass Civics teachers for a survey and/or interviews. (With…
Smiling young student in wheelchair with teen by school bus.
Date: Sep 8 2021
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Mind the Gap

Students gain knowledge and skills in civics and history when schools provide effective instruction and when students have opportunities to express their voice and to engage in activities like service-learning. Yet American education is falling far short–in elementary grades in particular–and especially for students with disabilities. 

many student-made posters denouncing child labor are spread on a classroom table
Date: Sep 1 2021
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Building Student Engagement in a Special Education Classroom

Originally published by the Right Question Institute, in the Teaching + Learning Experts in the Field resources series

by Esther Lee

As a special education teacher in New York City, I had gotten used to my heterogeneous classroom of kids. Last year, however, I was taken aback by my classroom that consisted of 9 to 12 year ol…

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Aug 11 2021
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 8, Issue 17 for August 11, 2021

Updated August 19 with addition of Fall History's Mysteries Institute (begins October 4) and course name correction for Accessing Inquiry for English Learners (begins October 29).

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Jul 28 2021
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.