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History eNews from Emerging America - August 29, 2018

Published on Wed, 08/29/2018

Emerging America History eNews Vol 5, issue 32 for August 29, 2018

Emerging America History E–News

Emerging America is a program of the Collaborative for Educational Services


  • REGISTRATION OPEN: Begins Oct. 2 – Civics Literacy Leadership Institute – Western Mass Writing Project, UMass Amherst, and CES. “I am so incredibly happy that I decided to participate.” – 2017-18 participant. REGISTER: Earn up to 3 grad credits.

  • Massachusetts Service Alliance – Money for Service Projects:

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. – Day of Service – Info

    • 2018-19 Youth Development Volunteer Initiative – Info

  • Teaching Tolerance – A New Set of Rules – Create a Classroom Constitution –Info

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum – New Hemingway Exhibit – Info

  • Check out the new features in Newsela. Primary and secondary sources accessible at multiple reading levels – Info

Back To Work – Back to School – Back to Books!

Poster for WPA Statewide Library Project, showing a boy holding a book in his raised hand.

Federal Art Project, 1940.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration 



NEW!!! – Fall and winter courses open for registration!

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Meets 15-hour Massachusetts requirement for professional development on teaching students with disabilities. Earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit (extra fee applies) from Westfield State University. Directly supports content and Practice Standards of 2018 Massachusetts Historyand Social Science Curriculum Framework! Offered twice:

  • Oct. 24 and Nov. 8 – CES, Northampton.

  • Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 – Drury High School, North Adams (Free to North Adams teachers.) Register.

NEW: Special one-day workshop on Accessing Inquiry for English Learners (no PDPs or grad credit).

Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum. How will YOU meet the new Massachusetts requirement to offer civic engagement projects? Learn the basics. Generate and test fly a specific action plan.Taught by national service-learning and civic engagement leader, Rich Cairn.  Register.

  • Oct. 4 and Nov. 28 – CES, Northampton.

  • Jan. 23 and March 13 – CES, Northampton.

World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Gain content knowledge in World History and Geography. Unpack, examine, and align courses to new History and Social Science standards. Led by veteran K-5 teacher Laurie Risler. Offered twice: Register

  • Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 – CES, Northampton.

  • Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 – CES, Northampton.

World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Gain content knowledge in World History and Geography. Unpack, examine, and align courses to new History and Social Science standards. Offered twice. Register.

  • Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 – CES, Northampton.

  • Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 – CES, Northampton.


  • TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
      • Featured this week – YOU MUST LOG-IN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:
    • Feature Discussions:

Library of Congress Teacher  Blog

  • Women in Baseball: A Junior Fellow Meets the Bloomer Girls

  • Five Questions with George Thuronyi, Deputy Director, Office of Public Information and Education, U.S. Copyright Office

Other Recommended Events – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.

  • August 30 – 7:30pm – Webinar – Tesla versus Edison: Myth and Style in Technological History Register.

  • September 27 – 2pm – Webinar on how to use http://Congress.Govwebsite; official record of Congress. Register.

  • October through December 2018 – Massachusetts Commonwealth Museum – Boston, MA – The Great American Debate Program for Student Field Trips – Free with the potential for Free Transportation – Info

  • November 8 – November 11 – 2018 National Humanities Conference – New Orleans, Louisiana – Info and Registration

Other Resources:

  • Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students – Training, Professional Development, and Tech Assistance – Info

  • Perkins School for the Blind – Blog Posts – Includes a Day with Helen Keller – Info

  • US History in a Global Context – New Module – The Arab Spring: Democracy, Globalization, and US International Relations – Info

  • CIVICS – George Washington Teacher Institute – Be WashingtonGame – Info

  • University of the Arts – Lesson Plans eNews welcomes YOUR news & events. Published Wednesdays; deadline Sunday noon. Archived at – Reply to to be removed from this list.

Register for CES events.

Teacher-created lessons, primary source sets, & assessments at


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.