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History eNews from Emerging America – April 10, 2019

Published on Wed, 04/10/2019


Baseball Home Opener and William Hoy

William Hoy, Deaf Major League Baseball Player

Gray scale picture of a baseball player throwing a ball.

This baseball card shows William Hoy ready to throw a ball while playing for the Washington Statesmen. – This and dozens more FREE, well-resourced Inquiry Kits from Maryland Humanities and Maryland Public Television. Sophisticated text sets and activities on topics from Nebuchadnezzar to the September 11, 2001. Supported by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.



PDPs / Or optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social StudiesInstructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.

  • April 23 and May 21 – Northampton.
  • NEW SESSION: July 8-9 – South Hadley Public Library.

Understanding and Teaching the U.S. Constitution in the 21st Century. Instructor Kelley Brown.

  • NEW SESSION: July 1 to Aug. 16 – Fully Online.

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Instructors Alison Noyes and Laurie Risler. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour requirement for professional development on strategies to teach students with disabilities and diverse learners.

  • NEW SESSION: July 29-30 – South Hadley Public Library.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • New July Workshop Added on Women’s Suffrage – Apply Now!
  • Student Filmmakers Inspired by the Omar Ibn Said Collection
  • Come Help Us Develop Teaching Materials from the Historic American Engineering Record!
  • Primary Sources for Music Education: Analyzing the Musical Perspectives of Marian Anderson and Harry T. Burleigh in Deep River

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.

  • March 8 – July 14 – Smith College Museum of Art: Archival Treasures – Representing Black Subjects – Information
  • April 11 – 6-7:30pm – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: Robert Caro – Writing History – Information and Registration
  • April 15 – Harvard Graduate School of Education: Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions – Best Practices in the the Question Formulation Technique – Information and Registration (Fee)
  • April 16 – 6-7:30pm – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum – A Conversation with His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos Calderon – Information and Registration
  • April 16 – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum – Poetry in Motion – Information and Registration
  • April 22 – 10am-4pm – Library of Congress: Develop Teaching Materials from the Historic American Engineering Survey – for more information and registration please e-mail
  • April 24 – 4:30 – inquirED Webinar Series – Practical Tips for Taking Informed Action – Information and Registration
  • May 14 – 1-5pm – WGBH, 1 Guest Street, Boston, MA. – Department of YoutServices: 7th Annual Statewide Youth Showcase – Share Your Art, Share Your Voice. RSVP to
  • May 16 – 4:30pm – inquirED Webinar Series – Practice-Based Professional Learning: A Conversation with Rob Riordan, Co-Founder of High Tech High – Information and Registration

Summer 2019:


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Karen Albano

former History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano worked with Emerging America from 2015-2020, contributing to many facets of the program including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, overseeing social media outreach, and editing the History eNews.