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History eNews from Emerging America - February 25, 2015

Published on Wed, 02/25/2015


APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 9 for Forge of Innovation NEH Summer Workshop due to tough winter. Controversy over new AP U.S. History curriculum. The Atlantic online. Follow us on Twitter @EmergingAmerica and on Facebook.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

  • Last chance register! First to Fight: American Volunteers Against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) – For teachers of World History, U.S. History, and Spanish Language and Culture. March 14 - Newton South HS. Peter Carroll, Stanford, & Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin. Register by Feb. 28.
  • A few slots left. History in Motion: Developing Primary Source Sets of Images, Sound Files, Maps, Oral Histories, and Film. Bob Allison, Suffolk Univ. Access multi-media primary sources. Mon. March 16; Sat. May 2; & 1 2-hr follow-up TBD. Complete project and earn $400 stipend. Also earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit from Framingham State University. Preference to Boston teachers. Register.


  • June 29 to July 2 (with ½-day follow-up in October) - America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940) - Library of Congress TPS Program at CES. Eric Arnesen, Professor, George Washington University. Kelley Brown and Laurie Risler, teacher-leaders.
  • July 24 - Disability History - Graham Warder, Keene State University & Laurie Block, Disability History Museum. Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown.
  • Teaching Primary Sources with Diverse Learners: Blending History & Common Core Instruction. (aka: Creating High Quality Learning Environments.) Audrey Morse:
    • July 22-23, Northampton – co-led by teacher, Laurie Risler.
    • July 28-29 or 29-30, Boston Area co-led by teacher, Adam Ingano.


Teacher Blog posts:


  • March 11 & 12 Service-Learning Planning & Implementation workshop.
  • K-16 Educator Workshop, Muslims in China, Prof. Jonathan Lipman,Saturday, April 11, 9:30-11:30am, Amherst College.
  • Springfield Armory exhibit “Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood,” April 18 to September 30.
  • Receive weekly updates on events region-wide from Five College Center for East Asian Studies. Email request to:

Fee-Based Events:

  • June 1 - Massachusetts Conference on Service and Volunteering - Framingham. Info.
  • Flow of History 2015 Summer Institute—Community Forensics: Using Place to Teach Social Studies & Science—June 23-26, Grafton, VT  Join social studies and science educators in place-based explorations of the forests, rivers, bridges and historic resources of the town, as a model for how to explore your own communities. Each day a project-based inquiry will integrate Common Core ELA strategies and NGSS, and connect to your classroom practice. $450; grad credit available. To register:
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Rich Cairn

Civics and Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services
Rich Cairn founded Emerging America in 2006, which features the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History program, "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry." The Accessing Inquiry clearinghouse, supported by the Library of Congress TPS program promotes full inclusion of students with disabilities and English Learners in civics and social studies education.