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History eNews from Emerging America – February 27, 2019

Published on Wed, 02/27/2019


  • Invitation to judge Massachusetts History Day – April 6, 2019 – Information
  • Civic Engagement Day at Massachusetts State House – March 5, 12:30-3:30. Mass Civic Learning Coalition website. Legislators promote funding for civics education in 2020 budget – Article on the Massachusetts Civics Projects Trust Fund.
  • From iCivics – CivXNow – K-12 Civic Education Map
  • APPLICATION DUE DATE EXTENDED TO MARCH 7 for Forge of Innovation workshop in Springfield. FREE. $1,200 stipends. Meet Mass standards. PDPs or optional 3 grad credits. Information and Registration

Are you reaching out to elementary colleagues?

Course for Elementary Social Studies Teachers:

Strengthening History and Social Science

April 23 & May 21 – Register

“Crispus Attucks,” by Herschel Levit, mural at the Recorder of Deeds Building. (1943).
Original martyr of the Revolution. Photo by Highsmith.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.



DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 7: 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 StudiesInstructor 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.


  • TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
    • Feature Discussions:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Five Questions with Gretel von Bargen, 2018 Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute Participant
  • Primary Sources for Musical Learning: Squirrel Hunting, Singing, and Thinking in Elementary School

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

  • February 28, March 7, and March 14 – 7pm (webinar) – PBIS: Empowering Young Media Consumers & Creators – Information and Registration
  • March 5 – 7pm – National Council for the Social Studies: Webinar – Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport: The Vital Role of Social Studies in Safeguarding Our Rights – Info and Registration
  • March 12 and 13 – 7pm – National Council for the Social Studies: Webinar – National Geographic’s Geo-Inquiry Framework Supporting Implementation of C3 – Info and Registration
  • March 13 – 8:30am-3:30pm – Facing History and Ourselves: Individual Choices in a Democracy: A Facing History Approach to Civic Education (Boston, MA) – Information and Registration
  • March 26 – 7pm – National Council for the Social Studies: Webinar – Engage, Enrich, and Empower Student Discovery with Primary Sources – Info and Registration

Other Resources:

Featured Resource: Grade 5 Performance Assessment

The Bloody Massacre–Or Was It?

Explore the causes of the Revolution with primary sources from multiple perspectives in this exemplary assessment.

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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.