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History eNews from Emerging America - June 14, 2017

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Published on Mon, 06/12/2017

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 23 for June 14, 2017

NEWS

  • 86% of Massachusetts School Districts report offering Civics / Government Courses. Report on district social studies practice!!! Full report in June 7 Emerging America blog. http://emergingamerica.orgblog/
Where can I learn how my fellow teachers support struggling learners? (INFO.) IMG_0052 (1) Teamwork! Create lessons that support struggling learners.  

SUMMER EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info

Limited spots still open! How can I meet state requirements (15 hours each) for Professional Development on teaching Social Studies to students with disabilities? English Learners?
  • July 11-12 - “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” - Cambridge, Mass. Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER. Email rcairn@collaborative.org to reserve a space.
  • August 1-2 - “Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources” - Greenfield Community College. Audrey Morse and Rich Cairn. Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER.
“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available. COURSE FULL:
  • July 5 - August 5 - ONLINE - “Black Community and Agency: Fighting the Color Line (1877-1940)”. With outstanding instructors: Kelley Brown and Amilcar Shabazz! Available for 3 grad credits in History. INFO.

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

  • NEW @ LOC.GOV!!!: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps show mind-boggling detail–to the building level–of town maps in America from 1867 to the present. Link.

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Statewide & on the Web

  • Historic Deerfield - Summer Living in Early America - all at 7:30pm
    • July 6 - Independence Day in New England (1777-1850) - Len Travers, UMass Dartmouth
    • July 13 - Dressing for the Heat in the 18th Century - Neal Hurst, Williamsburg Foundation
    • July 20 - Summer Eating in Early New England - Debra Friedman, Old Sturbridge Village
  • Mass Historical Society - talks:
    • June 20 - 6-7pm - Pedagogues and Protesters - Conrad Wright
    • June 24 - 4-5:30pm - The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox - Panel
    • June 28 - 6-7pm - The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright - Ann Little
Mass Historical Society - Summer Teacher Workshops - all 9am - 4pm (modest fees)
    • July 19-20 - The American Revolution in Art & Artifacts
    • July 25 and 27 - America in World War I
    • August 2-4 - Teaching LGBTQ History
    • August 9-11 - Food in American History
  • Freedom’s Way - “Declaring Independence Then & Now” - Performances. In partnership with the National Park Service.  www.freedomsway.org
    • June 27 - 7-8:30pm - American Antiquarian Society (Worcester)
    • June 29 - 6-8pm - Longfellow’s Wayside Inn (Sudbury)
    • July 1 - 7-8:30pm - First Parish Church (Fitchburg)
    • July 1-4 - 10am-noon - Old Sturbridge Village
    • July 2 - 1pm, 3pm, & 5pm - Old North Church & Historic Site
    • July 4 - 7-8:30pm - The Depot (Lexington)
  • July 29 - History Camp of the Pioneer Valley - http://historycamp.org/pioneer-valley
  • July 31-August 4 - Boston - Article III of the U.S. Constitution and the Federal Judiciary: Principles and Practice - MCSS Summer 2017 Content Institute (Fees apply).

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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.