EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 25 for July 31, 2019
Massachusetts Civic Trust Fund - Massachusetts Legislature includes $1.5million in budget for Civics Education professional development!
Link to 2019 proposed Federal USA Civics Act. Supported by the National Council for the Social Studies.
Mass Humanities Grant Opportunity - “The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America” - Applications for up to $15,000 to support public humanities projects focused on the many dimensions of voting rights in America - Info
Historical Journal of Massachusetts seeks copy editor 1 day per week. http://www.westfield.ma.edu/historical-journal/
Rolling Out K-5 Social Studies Standards
Teachers Two-Day Workshop Aug. 27 & Nov. 1. Info & Registration
The manner in which the American colonies declared themselves independant [sic] of the King of England, throughout the different provinces, on July 4, 1776. [1783?].
Teaching the American Revolution and more, integrating content and literacy.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / Or optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Aug. 27 & Nov. 1. - Grades K-5 Social Studies - 2018 Framework. Hadley, Massachusetts. Develop plans to integrate the new standards into the K-5 curriculum. Instructor veteran elementary teacher Laurie Risler. Available for 10 PDPs. Info & Registration
Tuesdays, 4:15-6:45 - Oct. 15, 2019 to May 26, 2020 - Northampton - Civics Literacy Leadership Institute for K-12 social studies teachers and other civics education teachers. Western Mass Writing Project. Up to 4 UMass grad credits available. www.umass.edu/wmwp/registration-information.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Papers of President James Garfield now online. Includes 80,000 items, mostly from 1850 to 1881. loc.gov/collections/james-a-garfield-papers/about-this-collection.
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
Alexander Graham Bell and the Iterative Kite Design Process
Teaching Rhetorical Analysis with Suffrage-themed Advertisements
Students Investigate the 19th Amendment’s Influence on the 1920 Election
Sept. 8 and Oct. 13, 1-4pm. Demonstrations at 2pm. Bisbee Mill - Industrial and Agricultural Museum - 66 East St. Chesterfield, MA. More info on Bisbee Mill Museum Facebook page.
Facing History and Ourselves - Back to School Toolkit “Building Classroom Community”
The Immigrant Learning Center
Teaching Tolerance - Catch up on Teaching Tolerance webinars, including on teaching underrepresented groups and on teaching about voting!
George Washington’s Health - Mt. Vernon resources.
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