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History eNews from Emerging America - February 21, 2019

Published on Thu, 02/21/2019

Forge of Innovation 2015 - Group Shot at Sojourner Truth Statue, Northampton
Forge of Innovation 2015 - Group Shot at Sojourner Truth Statue, Northampton

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 7 for February 21, 2019

Applications Due March 1 for

Summer 2019 Forge of Innovation!


EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES APPLY BY MARCH 1: Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry, NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Teachers. Massachusetts teachers address new content and practice standards. Receive $1,200 stipend for travel and living expenses. Information and Registration

  • July 7-12 - Springfield, Sturbridge, Greenfield, Northampton, and Holyoke.
  • July 21-26 - Springfield, Sturbridge, Greenfield, Northampton, and Holyoke.

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Instructors Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour requirement for training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and the instruction of students with diverse learning styles. Grad credit available. Register.

  • March 27 to May 7 - FULLY ONLINE!

World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Dive into the new standards. Grad Credit available. Register.

  • March 5 and April 4 - Hudson.

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. Instructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.

  • April 23 and May 21 - Northampton.

New: America Transformed: Teaching Westward Expansion Using Primary Sources. Instructors Michelle LeBlanc, Rich Cairn, and historian Heather Cox RIchardson

  • April 3 & April 10, 2019, 9am-3pm - Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center. Register with Leventhal.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Ain’t I a Woman? A Suffrage Story for Black History Month
  • Presidential Memorials and Public Memory

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

  • February 28 - 4-5pm - Waynesburg University TPS - Kids Citizen: See, Think, and Wonder: Engaging Young Children in Primary Source Inquiry with the KidCitizen Interactive - Information and Registration
  • February 28 - 7-8pm - PBS: Empowering Young Media Consumers and Creators Webinar - Information and Registration
  • Saturday, March 2, Northampton Center for the Arts, 10am-noon - Feinberg Lecture Series - UMass Amherst Department of History - Beehive Design Collective: Mesoamérica Resiste for Educators - Globally, Beehive’s narrative graphics build collective, creative, and fun educational spaces where people of all ages discuss complex issues: globalization, colonization, climate change, ecology, and social movement history. Learn to use cartoons and interactive storytelling to present issues in an accessible and engaging way in any community or classroom. Workshop will focus on "Mesoamérica Resiste," a gigantic poster of histories of resistance, resilience, and solidarity in Latin America.
  • March 7 - 4:30pm - Webinar: inquirED Demo & Curriculum Overview - Information and Registration
  • March 13, 20, and 27 - 7-9pm - Historic Deerfield: Chinese Export Porcelain and its Global Impact (Museum Course) - Information and Registration (fee applies)
  • March 14 - 4:30pm - Webinar: The QFT: Question Formulation Technique with Students​ - Information and Registration
  • March 15 - We the People Middle School Showcase - Seeking judges (email - Information
  • March 22 - AP Educators info, support, and guidance - Face-to-Face Session in Deerfield on March 22 - Register - Also offered Online Orientation.
  • April 4-5 - Touch This Page: Symposium on Ability, Access, and the Archive (Northeastern University and Harvard University) - Information and Registration
  • Jasper Rand Art Museum (6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA) - “Made in Westfield” Display - Industrial history - Open until April 7

Summer 2019 Events:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities - Landmarks Workshop: African Americans and the Making of New England (Deerfield, MA) - Information and Application
    • July 7-12
    • July 21-26

Other Resources:

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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.