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History eNews from Emerging America - December 6, 2017

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Published on Sat, 12/09/2017

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 42 for December 6, 2017


  • Western Mass Social Studies Leaders PLC changing next meeting (from 01/24) to Feb. 13 - 5-7 at CES. (Pizza & snacks.) Unpack draft Social Studies Frameworks & discuss how we can respond to the draft and how we can get out front on PD and planning. Register.
  • Mass Council for the Social Studies Pres. Kerry Dunne eloquent at Bd. of Ed. Her testimony was in MCSS weekly eNews. Two more reasons to JOIN MCSS TODAY!
  • See current proposals for Federal funding for NEH, NEA, Dept. of Education, etc.
  • Registration is open for spring immigration history course online.

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Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island. (1903) Film by Thomas Edison.

See spring Emerging America online course announcement below.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact Registration open!

  • January 27 - Technology in Education conference. Northampton. - Workshop on Library of Congress-sponsored online civics games. Register.

Grad credit in history available – all courses.

  • February 15 to March 29 with final follow up June 7 - ONLINE - Emerging America: Immigration Issues for Diverse Learners ($35)
    • Explore new approaches and a wealth of online resources for teaching this ever exciting and engaging topic. Engage diverse learners. Develop your own lesson featuring research and inquiry-based strategies. On any period in U.S. History from 1800 to 2018. Grades 3-12.
  • March 23 & 24 - 8:45am - 3:45pm - Boston - America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond ($35)
  • March 23 & March 31 - 9am - Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center
  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources:
    • April 24 & May 15 - 8am - 4pm - Northampton ($72.50)
    • Dates TBD - Boston ($72.50 - free to Boston Public Schools teachers)


  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.


Other Resources from the Library of Congress:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Mathematics and Primary Sources: Measurement, History, and the English Language.
  • Learning Beyond the Original Purpose with Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Detailed local maps from 1867 forward.

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

  • Dec. 11 - 4-6:30pm - Springfield Museums Free Open House.
  • Mass Historical Society:
    • Dec. 12 - 5:15-7pm - Lived Botany: Settler Colonialism… Pennsylvania - Hannah Anderson, UPenn
    • Dec. 13 - 5:30pm - The Slave’s Cause - Manisha Sinha, UConn
    • Dec. 19 - 5:30-7:45pm - Miss America’s Politics: Beauty and the New Right - Micki McElya, UConn
  • Jan. 27 - Sources Conference on primary sources in Orlando. Free.
  • March 11-13 - St. Paul, MN - Justice in Action: National Service-Learning Conference - NYLC (Always an amazing experience!)


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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.