EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 8, Issue 10 for April 28, 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
“I Can’t Even Get to the Back of the Bus”
Strengthen inclusion of students with disabilities in History, Civics, and Social Science. Info
Registration Open: Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources, July-August, 2021
[a crowd of people with signs, many in wheelchairs or leaning on crutches, gathered in front of a New Jersey transit bus; sign on back of one wheelchair reads, "I CANT EVEN GET TO THE BACK OF THE BUS"]. ADAPT activists protesting for accessible transportation, Philadelphia, 1990. Tom Olin, photographer. Smithsonian National Museum of American History. https://everybody.si.edu/
Emerging America emphasizes Disability History as part of a coherent set of strategies to strengthen engagement and inclusion of students with disabilities. The Accessing Inquiry course meets the Massachusetts requirement for 15 hours of professional development on teaching students with disabilities and diverse learners. Earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit in history from Westfield State University.
- Mass DESE grants to schools for Civics Teaching and Learning - Applications due May 13. (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org about collaborating with Emerging America on History’s Mysteries K-5 or on grades 6-12.)
- NPR Story from April 14: Civics Secures Democracy Act Proposes Grants To Support Civics Education - interview with Sens. Chris Coons and John Coryn.
- Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources grants application is available under About this Program. Due May 28.
- The National Humanities Center seeks teachers for their advisory panel.
- San Diego teacher develops civics program for students with disabilities. Link to the article.
- Next issue of History eNews is May 12. Submit items to email@example.com by May 9.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
2021 Dublin Seminar: Living with Disabilities in New England, 1630 - 1930 - ONLINE
- Scholars from across the U.S.
- Teachers can earn CEUs or 1 grad credit through Emerging America.
- June 25, 3pm to June 26, 4:30pm
- June 29, 4pm - teacher workshop
- Mark your calendars. Info.
America and World Fascism - From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond:
- Led by Peter Carroll, Stanford University; Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College; and Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University.
- Jan. 22 - March 1. Includes four live webinars. Info & Registration.
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources:
- ALL states' teachers welcome! Focus on Massachusetts and Maryland state standards and resources.
- Meets Massachusetts 15-hour recertification requirement on teaching Students with Disabilities.
- NEW: Access FREE K-12 Curriculum on History of People with Disabilities.
- Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America, with Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities.
- Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or optional 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University.
- July 9 - August 8. One live webinar: July 14. Info & Registration.
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- Library of Congress Magazine: March/April Issue on Presidential Papers
- Latest Season of 'America Works' Podcast Celebrates American Workforce
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Featured this week - (log in to see DISCUSSIONS; no log-in needed for ALBUMS):
- DISCUSSION: Shaken to the Core - The San Francisco Earthquake
- DISCUSSION: Grade 5 Kossula Cudjo Lewis - student question about the ship - History’s Mysteries
- DISCUSSION: When Savages Roamed the Earth; a map perpetuating bias and bigotry in the 19th Century
- DISCUSSION: WPA Posters
- DISCUSSION: Socially Conscious Messages through Song
- You may link directly to these resources.
- ALBUM: QFT Lesson plan - Slavery & Freedom
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Join Us for Part Four of the Double Take Series: How Should We Index This Image, Thursday, April 29 at 4pm ET
- What’s the Buzz about Cicadas?
- Planning Student Learning Experiences Using Library of Congress Online Exhibitions: Plan a Collaborative Tour
- Free Webinar–Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress on April 21, 4-5 ET
- Six Copyright Concepts Your K-12 Students Should Know
- April 29 - May 1 - Truth, Dissent, & the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg: A 50th Anniversary Conference: Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Amy Goodman, Frances FitzGerald, John Dean, Elizabeth Holtzman, Fredrik Logevall, Beatrice Fihn, Hedrick Smith - UMass Amherst Department of History. Info.
- May 3, 8pm Eastern - Discuss On Juneteeth with award-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed - Gilder Lehrman Institute. Info.
- May 4, 4-6pm Eastern - Talking about the recent past: Evaluating Decisions in the late 20th Century - Bill of Rights Institute. Info.
- May 4-19 - Political Cartoon Webinar Series - California History and Social Science Project. Info.
- May 6, 7pm Eastern - How Baseball Happened - webinar - American Antiquarian Society. Info.
- June 7 - Massachusetts History Conference. Info.
- June 29 - TPS Eastern Region Conference. Info.
- June 29-30 - InquirEd - Supporting teachers and instructional leaders in thinking critically about social studies. Info.
- July 19-23 - Human Geography of East Asia: Contemporary Views Online Short Seminar - Five College Center for East Asian Studies. Info.
- Facing History and Ourselves Summer Seminars
- Primary Source Summer Programs.
- Stanford History Education Group Summer Programs.
- National Council for History Education new online course site.
- Reimagining Migration including Teaching current events.
- Exile: Homelessness and Northampton State Hospital - recording of presentation by Chris Sparks - Historic Northampton.
- Who Decides What’s Civil? - Learning for Justice.
- The Importance of Voting - middle and high school lesson plan from Citizen U.
- Eyes on the Prize - American Civil Rights Movement - WGBH Public TV
- Untold Stories: Changemakers of the Civil Rights Era - 5 videos and teaching materials - iCivics
- Asian Pacific American Resources - Citizen U
- Student Activity: The Assassination of President Lincoln - Ford’s Theater museum
- The Judicial Branch - Resources on the Supreme Court from the Bill of Rights Institute
- Bill of Rights in Action - Native American Sovereignty, Police Reform, and other issues - journal of the Bill of Rights Institute.
- WGBH Television - Understanding Human Impact on the Environment.
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