EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 19 for June 3, 2020
- Announcing: Teaching Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions in Today’s Classroom: A Teacher Leadership Institute – remarkable professional development program from Western Mass Writing Project (WMWP). Online. July and fall. Up to 4 grad credits. Apply to WMWP.
- Mass Civic Learning Coalition (MCLC) seeks educator input on topics for future webinars: survey.
- MCLC seeks examples of student-led civics projects since 2018 to showcase on its website. Complete form. Forward to teachers!
- National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Board statement condemns anti-Asian/Asian-American harassment and violence.
- NCSS statement condemns killing of George Floyd & Countless Black People.
- Bill of Rights Institute: Virtual Constitutional Academy for students - Registration
- NPR Hidden Brain podcast on incentives: What We Lose When We Assume People Are Bad.
- Discovering Justice - Civic Superheroes Contest - Contest closes June 15
- No eNews next week. Next issue June 17. Send news & events to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 14.
A Fixed Star: Teaching the First Amendment
and Our Most Fundamental Rights
New summer online course taught by Kelley Brown and historian David Hudson. Register.
This World War II poster links the fight against fascism with free enterprise and the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (c1943). Earn three grad credits in a fascinating exploration of the First Amendment, with focus on effective teaching strategies. Course details.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
All online through Summer 2020. PDPs / Or optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
- NEW! - A Fixed Star: Teaching the First Amendment and Our Most Fundamental Rights. Taught by Kelley Brown with historian David Hudson. Info & Registration. 3 grad credits in history available. $200.
- June 29 - August 12 - ONLINE
- America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil war to Nuremberg and Beyond. Instructors: Peter Carroll, Stanford Univ.; Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College; Rich Cairn, Emerging America; Kelley Brown, Easthampton High School. $40. PDPs or (with extra fee) 1 graduate credit. Register.
- June 30 to July 28 - ONLINE
- Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Instructors: Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. $80. PDPs or (with extra fee). 1 graduate credit. Register. Meets Mass teacher relicense requirement: Link to regulations.
- July 6-31 - ONLINE
- NEW! - Teaching the History’s Mysteries K-5 Curriculum. New free K-5 curriculum available online. Info & Register for orientation and professional development led by program creators, Laurie Risler & Kelley Brown. $50.
- July 16 & 23 - ONLINE
- NEW! - Teaching Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions in Today's Classroom: A Teacher Leadership Institute. Emerging America is collaborating again with the Western Mass Writing Project to offer this excellent program! Earn 4 graduate credits from UMass Amherst. Info & Register. Karen Pleasant and Simon Leutz are co-leading the institute with a writing specialist from WMWP.
- Meets online July 6-17 and bi-weekly September to December.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- Library of Congress Upcoming Virtual Programs: Celebrating 50 Years of Pride, and Connecting the World With Words
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:
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
This Week in Office Hours: The American Archives of Public Broadcasting and Math with Primary Sources
Gasoline Alley: Using the Engineering Design Process to Solve a Problem in an Old Comic Panel
Strategies for Planning and Selecting Maps for Exhibits, Displays and Workshops
Swatting the Fly: Conceptualizing Problems and Solutions around the Spread of Disease
This Week in Office Hours: Congress.gov and the Influenza Epidemic in 1918
Free Webinar: Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners – June 3, 2-3 ET - Features Emerging America!
“This malignancy, it was right at our very doors.” Using Manuscripts to Study the Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Next Week’s Office Hours: Exploring Using the Occupational Folklife Project with Your Students
NEW RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ONLINE
See Resources for Education During a Pandemic for updated list.
- Mikva Challenge has made available their excellent virtual assignment Action Civics Showcase Scavenger Hunt. Also find other virtual assignments from Mikva.
- Right to a Public Hearing: Observe the Massachusetts Judiciary in action from home! The Massachusetts Appeals Court is streaming live and maintaining recorded oral arguments on YouTube.
Library of Congress: Jill Lepore on How This Pandemic Will Go Down in History
- NERC50 - Early Registration Begins June 1 - October 4 and 5 (Cape Cod) - Info & Registration
- June 3 - 7-8pm (Webinar) - Five College for East Asian Studies: Religion in China: Buddhism - Info & Registration
- June 4 - 3pm (Webinar) - American Antiquarian Society: "Picture It: The Women's Suffrage Movement" - Info & Registration
- June 4 - 2-4PM (Webinar) - New York Historical Society and Facing History and Ourselves: Civic Participation in Times of Crisis - A Special “Chancellor’s Day” Teacher Workshop - Info & Registration
- June 4 - 4pm (Webinar) - Ford’s Theatre: Conversations on Creativity, History and Leadership - Info & Registration
- June 8 - 3pm (Webinar) - American Antiquarian Society: "Isaiah Thomas's Apprenticeship" - Info & Registration
- June 8 - August 9. Massachusetts Center for Civic Education & Framingham State University - 3 grad credit / PDPs online summer course: Understanding the Fundamental Principles, Values, and Institutions of American Government. For History and Civics teachers at all levels. Register. For info, contact Roger Desrosiers email@example.com.
- June 11 - 3-4PM - MCLC Webinar: Activities and Strategies to Engage Students in Civics through Virtual Classrooms - Info & Registration ‘
- June 13 - 10:30AM (Webinar) - Holyoke Public Library: Keeping the Lights on for Ike: Daily Life of a Utilities Engineer at AFHQ in Europe During WWII - Info & Registration
- June 23 - 7-8pm - Five College for East Asian Studies: Girl of the Southern Sea - Info & Registration
- July 13 - July 24 - University of the Arts: Summer Course - Comics + Graphic Novels as Primary Sources - Info & Registration
- July 27 - August 7 - 9-11AM (Online) - University of the Arts: Summer Course - Posters of the People: Using WPA Sources - Info & Registration
- October 6 - Time TBD - Bill of Rights Institute (Hartford, CT) - One Day Professional Development Program - Registration
Library of Congress Webinars:
- *June 3 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners (facilitated by Emerging America’s Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes!) - Register with Library of Congress
- *June 10 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Foundations: Finding Resources on LoC.gov. Register with Library of Congress.
- *June 17 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books. Register with Library of Congress.
- *June 24 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images. Register with Library of Congress.
- *July 1 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Turning Inquiry into Action: How to Engage Young Learners with KidCitizen. Register with Library of Congress.
- *July 8 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Foundations: Selecting Primary Sources. Register with Library of Congress.
- *July 15 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Learning to Teach All Over Again: Teachers’ Reflections on Using Primary Source Analysis to Engage English Learners in Critical Democratic Discussions. Andrea Kolb, Center for Schools and Communities. Register with Library of Congress.
- *July 22 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Foundations: Analyzing Multiple Perspectives. Register with Library of Congress.
- *July 29 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words. Register with Library of Congress.
- *August 5 - 2-3pm ET - Webinar - Library of Congress - Foundations: Information Literacy and Primary Sources. Register with Library of Congress.
- Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives - The Volunteer June 2020
- Massachusetts Historical Society: Massachusetts Debates a Women’s Right to Vote
- Bill of Rights Institute: American Portraits
- California History-Social Science Project: New Video Explores Filipino American Contributions to the Farm Labor Movement
- American Antiquarian Society: Beyond Midnight - Paul Revere
- Primary Source - Native Americans in New England
- Association for Asian Studies - Browse and download over 1,500 articles, including features, lesson plans, and classroom resources from twenty-four years of Education About Asia (EAA).
- The Weatherhead East Asian Institute of Columbia University - resources for students and teachers on Asian history, Culture, art, religion, geography, literature, and more in diverse searching formats, such as by timeline, dynasty, resource type, and genre.
- MA Civics for All: Resources for Educators, Students, and Families
- Asia Society - Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
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