- Mass Board of Ed budget priorities include support for History-Social studies and for recommendations of Civic Engagement and Learning Task Force. No details yet.
- “New Primary Source Set “Slavery and Anti-Slavery: Social, Political, and Religious Change (1800-1860)” EmergingAmerica.org
- “Engaging the Presidential Inauguration with Primary Sources” - blog post by Karen Albano Primary sources offer a means to engage meaningfully with controversy and change.
WINTER-SPRING EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - InfoHow can I support struggling learners to succeed in History-Social Studies?
- Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources. March 27 & April 11. 8am - 4pm. Northampton. Albert Mussad & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
- Accessing Inquiry for Student with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Meets 15-hour requirement. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
- April 13 & 27 - Northampton. Laurie Risler & Rich Cairn.
- Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students. March 15 - May 3. Online Course. FEE NOW: $25. Earn PDPs–or 1 grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER. Engage online with teachers from a range of settings to access a wealth of free primary sources, including films, maps, photos, journals, and recordings.
- America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond - This powerful workshop, features dynamic teacher Kelley Brown and top scholars from Stanford and Oberlin. Explore propaganda (including “Fake News”), mass media, and examination of the Klan, neo-Nazis, and far right in the United States today. Offered in English with Spanish language breakout. $25. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Optional grad credit in History available for fee. March 31 & April 1. Holyoke. REGISTER.
- Kelley Brown, Easthampton High School, and Peter Carroll, Stanford University support teachers as they develop lessons.
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of Congress Teachers Blog
- Explore the History of Presidential Inaugurations. Post.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES - Statewide & on the Web
- Jan. 10 - Deadline to nominate colleagues and partners for the Mass Council for the Social Studies awards. http://www.masscouncil.org/?page_id=628
- “Get Started with Service-Learning” Free 2-day seminars. Jan. 11-12 - Boylston; Jan. 31-Feb. 1 - Hadley; May 9-10 - Devens; May 23-24 - Leominster. Info.
- Jan. 11 7pm - Lincoln-Douglas Resolution - free webinar with Lee Rowland, ACLU on debate resources - Bill of Rights Institute
- Jan. 16 - MLK National Day of Service - Massachusetts Service Alliance Project List
- Jan. 19 - Technology in Education Conference - Holyoke - Register
- Resources on Online Reasoning from Sam Wineburg and the Stanford History Education Group.
- Google Arts and Culture includes exhibits from the Peabody Essex Museum.
- Empathy: The Antidote to Bullying - Teaching Tolerance blog post by school counselor Lynea Gillen http://www.tolerance.org/blog/empathy-antidote-bullying
- Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot - Free film kit from Teaching Tolerance http://www.tolerance.org/selma-bridge-to-ballot
- Five Colleges Center for East Asian Studies - National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
- Subscribe to regular e-newsletter - https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcceas/e-bulletin
- Starting Jan. 21 - Seminar in Middletown CT - free with stipends
- Summer teacher tours to Asia - deadlines begin Feb. 3: