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History eNews from Emerging America - APRIL 17, 2015

Published on Fri, 04/17/2015


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

Register here for:
  • Easthampton - America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940). June 29 to July 2 ( + ½-day in Oct.). (3 grad credit/67.5 PDPs)
  • Deerfield - African-Americans in Early New England through Primary Sources. July 7. (10 PDPs)
  • Watertown & Derry, NH – Veterans, Workers, and Citizens: Disability & American History through Primary Sources. (10 PDPs)
    • July 8 – Watertown
    • July 24 - Derry, New Hampshire
  • Melrose - History in Motion: Developing Multimedia Primary Sources. July 13 & 23, 8:30-3:00 + 2-hour in Fall. $400 stipend. (1 grad credit/22.5 PDPs).
  • Springfield - Veterans Voices: Oral History, the Springfield Armory, & the Library of Congress. July 14. (10 PDPs).
  • Northampton & Melrose – Teaching Primary Sources with Diverse Learners: Blending History & Common Core Instruction. (One grad credit/22.5 PDPs).
    • July 22-23 – Northampton
    • July 28-29 or 29-30 – Melrose
  • Northampton - Teaching History and Literature (K-5). August 12. (10 PDPs)
From the Library of Congress Teacher Blog: Library of Congress Webinars:


Full calendar of Spring events at the Mass Historical Society
  • April 23, 7:00pm - UMass - Goodell Hall - Panel: The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War: Why They Still Matter - Scholars, veterans, peace activists, and more.
  • April 29, 3:30pm - 6:00pm - Chateau, Burlington Mass - Reception for Mass Social Studies Educators - Talk by David Pook!
  • May 3, 3:00pm - Historic Northampton - The Cycling Craze of the 1890s: A Story of Race, Gender, Sport and Society - Lorenz Finison.
  • May 11, 7:00pm - $7 - Wistariahurst - Puerto Ricans: The Search for Prosperity in the Paper City - part of a series on immigration
  • June 1, 8:30am to 4:15pm - Sheraton Framingham - Massachusetts Conference on Service & Volunteering
The non-profit Center for Civic Participation is offering workshops on student leadership development.  These workshops are designed to enable students to more effectively take part in civic engagement.  Specific skills include issue framing, public speaking, power-mapping, campaign planning and development, lobbying and other forms of advocacy. Contact Paul Newlin at paul@centerforcivicparticipation  or 413-665-3741.  Also, see our website: ********************************** eNews Weekly (more or less) news & events Reply to to be removed from this list. Register for CES events.

Rich Cairn

Civics and Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services
Rich Cairn founded Emerging America in 2006, which features the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History program, "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry." The Accessing Inquiry clearinghouse, supported by the Library of Congress TPS program promotes full inclusion of students with disabilities and English Learners in civics and social studies education.