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History eNews from Emerging America - April 6, 2015

Published on Mon, 04/06/2015


  • Registration Open: for nine FREE Summer 2015 Emerging America events statewide. Information & Registration here.
  • Reminder: Western Mass. Social Studies Professional Learning Community - April 7, 3:30-5:00pm. Snacks. Civics Education and Civic Engagement is topic. Contact for info. All welcome!

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) -. Eric Arnesen, George Washington Univ.. Kelley Brown & Laurie Risler, teacher-leaders. Rich Cairn, Emerging America. 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. Lynne Manring & Rich Cairn. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. July 7. (10 PDPs)
  • Watertown & Derry, NH – Veterans, Workers, and Citizens: Disability and American History through Primary Sources - Graham Warder, Keene State Univ. & Laurie Block, Disability History Museum. (10 PDPs)
    • July 8 – Watertown
    • July 24 - Derry, New Hampshire
  • Melrose - History in Motion: Developing Multimedia Primary Sources. Site in Boston area TBA. Rich Cairn. 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. Rob Wilson, Veterans Education Project; Jennifer Zazo,
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site; Rich Cairn. July 14. (10 PDPs).
  • Northampton & Melrose – Teaching Primary Sources with Diverse Learners: Blending History & Common Core Instruction. Audrey Morse, CES. (One grad credit/22.5 PDPs).
    • July 22-23 – co-led by Laurie Risler – Northampton
    • July 28-29 or 29-30 – co-led by teacher, Adam Ingano – Melrose
  • Northampton - Teaching History and Literature (K-5). Sandy Roth, CES. August 12. (10 PDPs)
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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.