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History eNews from Emerging America - June 21, 2017

Published on Tue, 06/20/2017

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 24 for June 21, 2017


Report on June 13 Legislative Hearing on Civic Engagement.

New date for course: Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources: Hudson, MA - Oct. 19 & Nov. 16. Info.

July 11-12 Accessing Inquiry course in Cambridge is FULL!

Job Opening for history teacher in Marlborough - US I and Civics. UN YouTube Channel - Mariana Camacho, Youth Representative to the UN speaks on human rights and disability.


How can I support students from diverse backgrounds?

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.

NEW! October 19 & Nov. 16 - Hudson High School - “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” - 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.


Tracy K. Smith is the new Poet Laureate.

Livestreamed Events from the Library - Schedule. (For example, see June 16 below.)

Veterans History Project - Companion website to the online exhibit on WWI.

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

Interview with Genealogy and Local History Reference Librarian Ahmed Johnson. Post.

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across the Commonwealth and the Nation

June 16 - Wonder Woman’s Legacy - Talk by actress Lynda Carter. Livestreamed from the Library.

Aug. 7-11 - University of the Arts - Philadelphia - “Who Are We? Constructing Identity through Images.” See this and more great courses:


University of the Arts - Free PDF: Look Back. See Further. Photo Resources Guide. Mount Vernon - Teaching History with Objects - Info Graphics on the Revolutionary War and on Slavery at Mount Vernon - and more. Gilder-Lehrman - Featured Primary Sources. For example: The Middle Passage, 1749. How to Implement the FAIR Act - California History-Social Science Project blog.

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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.