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History eNews from Emerging America - July 29, 2020

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Published on Wed, 07/29/2020

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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 23 for July 29, 2020

NEWS

 

Fall Online Grad Course 

Black Communities and Agency:

Fighting Jim Crow and Institutional Racism (1877-1940)

How can teachers engage their students with study of civic life, agency and community? By studying the history of post-Reconstruction American institutions and the struggles for Black equality and justice—even the simple right to live one’s life. PDPs or 3 grad credits. Led by Kelley Brown, with scholar Amilcar Shabbazz, UMass Amherst Department of Afro American Studies. DetailsRegister by September 14. 

Detail, 1917 protest
Silent protest parade in New York [City] against the East St. Louis riots, 1917. Library of Congress. [Enlarged detail.] https://www.loc.gov/item/95517074/ 

 

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

 

HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES

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

  • Black Communities and Agency: Fighting Jim Crow and Institutional Racism (1877-1940)
    • This timely 12-week, fully online course will examine Black communities’ resistance–legal, intellectual, educational, social–to Jim Crow and the other forms of oppression during a bleak period in race relations in America. PDPs or 3 grad credits. Led by Kelley Brown, with scholar Amilcar Shabbazz, UMass Amherst Department of Afro-American Studies. Details 
      • September 29 to December 13. Register by September 14. 
  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
    • Successful course taught across the U.S. Meets 15 hour Mass license requirement for PD on teaching ELs. PDPs or 1 grad credit. Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America. Details.
      • October 19 to December 5. Register by October 5.
  • From Reform to Equal Rights: Teaching Disability History in the K-12 Classroom
    • This exciting new course will trace the emergence of Disability Rights over two centuries, addressing multiple new content standards in Massachusetts and other states. PDPs or 1 grad credit. Led by Rich Cairn, Emerging America and scholar, Graham Warder. Details.
      • October 27 to December 7. Register by October 13

 

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network

     Featured this week - YOU MUST LOGIN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:

National Book Festival PresentsRace in America: Joy Harjo & Tracy K. Smith

Webinar Recordings from Teaching with Primary Sources, including - Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/

  • Using American Archive of Public Broadcasting Resources to Engage Students in the Past and Present
  • Helping Students to Ask the Right Questions
  • Online Educational Events: Using the Library of Congress Digital Music Collections, July 21, and Analyzing Multiple Perspectives, July 22
  • Five Questions with Barbara Bavis, Bibliographic and Research Instruction Librarian at the Law Library of Congress
  • Free Puzzles through Chronicling America: Maze Edition
  • Online Educational Events: Junior Fellows Share their Final Projects, July 28 and Rosa Parks in Her Own Words, July 29

 

EVENTS

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RESOURCES

Also see Resources for Education During a Pandemic

 


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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.