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History eNews from Emerging America - January 29, 2020

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Published on Wed, 01/29/2020

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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 3 for January 29, 2020





It's your America! 

Enroll in Accessing Civic Engagement with Students with Disabilities - April 13. 

It's Your America! Help the ten-year roll call--1940 CENSUS, U.S.A.


Access an excellent slide show on the Census from Library of Congress TPS Consortium member Dr. Elizabeth Osborn, Indiana University Center on Representative Government! Find it and other sources in Emerging America Teaching Resources



EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.




PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University. 

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources - Instructors: Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.
    • March 3 & March 31 - CES, Northampton 
    • July 6-31 - ONLINE
  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources - Instructors Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.
    • FULL February 4 to March 16 - Fully ONLINE. 
    • March 27 & April 15 - Hudson 
  • History’s Mysteries - K-5 Curriculum Pilot - Instructors: Kelley Brown & Laurie Risler. PDPs or 1 graduate credit. 
    • NEARLY FULL February 26 to May 31. Online. Teach it in your classroom this spring.
  • America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond - Instructor: Kelley Brown. Scholars Peter Carroll and Sebastiaan Faber. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.
    • April 3-4 - Melrose High School
  • Accessing Civic Engagement with Students with Disabilities - Instructors: Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. 10 PDPs. 
    • April 13 - Hudson - $40



  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network



Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Teaching Civic Ideals Using Primary Sources: Federalism and the Origin of Federal Air Pollution Policy
  • Welcome Jason Reynolds, 2020-2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature!

  •  What’s New Online? Explore Recently Digitized Collections from the Library of Congress

  • Explore the Frederick Douglass Digital Newspaper Collection from the Library of Congress

  • Teaching Civic Ideals Using Primary Sources: The Origin and Evolution of the Bill of Rights

  • Applications Available for 2020 Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute



  • Ford’s Theater -
  • ASOST-sponsored 2 Day Service-Learning Trainings - 8:30am-3:30pm - Registration 
    • February 4-5: Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley, MA
    • March 18-19: Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth, MA
    • May 6-7: Tower HIll Botanical Gardens, W. Boylston, MA
    • June 2-3: Hilton Garden Inn, Devens, MA
  • January 29 - 7-8pm (Webinar) - The Bill of Rights Institute: Reconstruction and Narrative: Amendments and Their Limitations - Information and Registration 
  • February 12 - 3-4pm - The Immigrant Learning Center: Educator Webinar - Understanding Immigration Today - Information and Registration 
  • February 19 - 7-8pm (Webinar) - Five College Consortium: Democracy in Taiwan - Registration 
  • March 13 - 6-7:30pm (Webinar) - JFK Presidential Library and Museum: Climate Change, Survival, and Deepening Our Humanity - Information and Registration 
  • March 17 - 8am-3pm - Bill of Rights Institute: President and the Constitution: Presidential Powers - Information and Registration 
  • March 25 - 8:30am-3:15pm - JFK Presidential Museum and Library: Dignity and Justice for All: Stories of Protest, Resistance, and Change - A Conference for Teachers of Grades 3-8 and School Librarians - Information and Registration 
  • June 1 - 8:30am-5:00pm - Mass History Alliance: History: a Massachusetts Community




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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.