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History eNews from Emerging America - February 24, 2016

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Published on Wed, 02/24/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 7 for February 24, 2016


  • CORRECTION: 1960s in Historical Perspective begins March 15 (not 22nd), April 26, & May 10, 4-7pm - The 1960s in Historical Perspective: Social Justice and Equality in Local Context - Explore excellent local archives! Register.

  • Mass ESE seeks teachers for revision panel - History & Social Science Frameworks – advise on state test. Send resume & brief statement of interest by 03/18: and


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

† = Grad credit in History optional.

* = General ed grad credit optional.


  • † Plymouth - March 15 & April 27 Sparking Inquiry in Geography & World History Workshop for World History and Geography teachers. Register with CES.

  • Boston - April 2 First to Fight: American Volunteers against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) - Clash of ideologies at the start of WWII. Register with CES.

  • Sturbridge - April 4-6 Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies. (Register with NERC). TPS workshop on multimedia primary sources. (Fee to MCSS.)

  • * Boston - 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!

  • † Arlington - June 6-7 - Immigration Issues in Perspective: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources. Register with CES.

WESTERN MASS – Register for all with CES.

  • Amherst-Holyoke-Northampton - March 15, April 26, & May 10, 4-7pm - The 1960s in Historical Perspective: Social Justice & Equality in Local Context - Local archives!

  • * Northampton - Mar 16 - Teaching Reading & Writing about Informational Texts – Sandy Roth - Deadline extended to March 9.


  • 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.

Library of Congress Teacher Blog Posts


  • Second Annual New England Social Studies Teacher Placement Job Fair at NERC – Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Five College Schools Partnership Education Dialogue focused on equity,Teacher and Student Leadership for Racial and Social Justice. With Sonia Nieto and Mark Warren. March 7, 2016, 4:30-7:30 pm, at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke.

  • Sat. March 12, 2:00pm. “Capitalism and Calamity: The Mill River Flood of 1874.” Elizabeth Sharpe, author, In the Shadow of the Dam. Historic Northampton.

  • March 24 - Mass State House, Boston - Sign up to plan Fall 2016 Social Studies advocacy day.

  • July 18-29 - Free-Stipended NEH Summer Workshop - Brooklyn - Freedom for One, Freedom for All? Abolition and Suffrage 1830s - 1920s” with UMass prof. Manisha Sinha. Deadline March 1.

  • August 1-6 - Summer 2016 Institute “The First Amendment: Principles and Practice” - Suffolk Univ., Boston. Mass Council for the Social Studies and the Mass Center for Civic Education. Fees apply.

  • Spring at the Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library. Women Cartographers and more!

  • Free online 20,000 Open Access Maps at the New York City Public Library.

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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.