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History eNews from Emerging America - February 17, 2016

Published on Wed, 02/17/2016


Registration Extended through Saturday, Feb. 20 - 4:30pm – Using Primary Texts to Promote Inquiry and Enrich the Learning Experience - Partnership between the Library of Congress TPS Program at CES and the Western Mass Writing Project.  Register.

  • Wistariahust is Hiring! PT Program Coordinator, $15.19-$15.70/hour, More info here

  • Apply for a Mass Historical Society Teacher Fellowship, applications due by Feb 29, $4,000 stipend

  • Kids to Parks Day National School Contest, Title 1 students pk-12, provides grants of up to $1,000, deadline March 4, More info here

FREE Workshops from Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative – Register here or as noted.

  • Register by February 20. DEADLINE EXTENDED. Feb. 27 all day, March 8 & 29, 4-7pm - TPS at CES & Western Mass Writing Project  - Using Primary Texts to Promote Inquiry & Enrich Learning.

Other free workshops of TPS @ CES:

  • April 4-6 Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies. (Register with NERC). TPS workshop on multimedia primary sources, Monday April 4th. (Fee for good cause: MCSS!)

  • May 7 & 14 - Landscape of Revolution - Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center. Register directly with Leventhal. Repeats 2015 successful workshop. John Hannigan on African American soldiers. Develop lesson for your classroom!


  • Current Supreme Court nominees confirmed/not. Debates, votes, etc. Library of Congress list. George Washington’s nominee denied! Reagan nomination of Bork denied. (See esp. pp. 33-36.)

  • Library of Congress Summer Institutes in DC - June-July. Spend a week in the Library! List of sessions and registration. Free tuition and materials. Deadline Feb. 29.

  • Civil War Regimental Flags for African American Troops - An article highlighting four regimental flags and the meaning behind them.

Library of Congress Teacher Blog Posts


  • Feb 20 - New England Re-enactor Faire $5 per person, kids 12 and under free, Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA, 10am-3pm

  • March 18 - We the People: Project Citizen Level I & II, Experience the program as your students would! 9am-3:30pm, $35 registration fee, Boston, PDPs offered

  • March 18 - NEHTA Conference, Digital History: The Future of Exploring the Past, 8:15am-4:15pm, RI Historical Society, Providence, RI, $60 member, $75 non-member.

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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.