- Becoming Helen Keller - Get to know an old friend. Like this Facebook site!
- March 29 - 9am-4:30pm - Social Studies 2017 Legislative Day - Mass State House - Inform legislators about the need for strong Social Studies. Details: http://www.masscouncil.org. REGISTER.
- National Council for the Social Studies - Congress is considering funding for professional development in History and Civics. Tell them what you think! http://www.socialstudies.org/advocacy
- Library of Congress seeks input on its online teacher resources. Comment.
SPRING EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - InfoMeet state requirements for Professional Development on Teaching Struggling Learners, with a program designed for teachers of Social Studies! Hands-on, high quality, low cost professional development to support ALL learners to access Social Studies and Humanities content!
- Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources. March 27 & April 11. 8am - 4pm. Northampton. Albert Mussad & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Examine immigration issues across history. Integrate innovative and engaging teaching approaches and techniques to support all learners. REGISTER.
- Accessing Inquiry for Student with Disabilities through Primary Sources. April 13 & 27 - Northampton. Laurie Risler & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
- America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond - This powerful workshop, features dynamic teacher Kelley Brown and top scholars from Stanford and Oberlin. Explore propaganda (including “Fake News”), mass media, and examination of the Klan, neo-Nazis, and far right in the United States today. Offered in English with Spanish language breakout. $25. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Optional grad credit in History available for fee. March 31 & April 1. Holyoke. REGISTER.
- Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students. March 15 - May 3. $25. 15 hours. Earn 22.5 PDPs–or 1 grad credit. Info.
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESSLibrary of Congress Teachers Blog
- Women Photojournalists of WWI. Post.
- June 19-23, June 26-30, and July 10-14 – All subject areas.
- July 17-21 - Science, Technology, and Engineering.
- July 31-August 4 - World War I
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES - Statewide & on the Web
- Historic Northampton:
- March 13, 5-8pm - Historic Northampton - Opening Reception for March 13-30 - “States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories” https://pv-soi.org/
- March 15, 7pm - Forbes Library - “Punishment in Paradise: The History of Incarceration in Northampton, 1654-present” - Mike Ryan
- March 29, 7pm - Forbes Library - “Real Madness: Warehousing People with Mental Illness in Prisons” - Robert Fleischner
- American Antiquarian Society - Worcester:
- March 16 - 7pm - “The Matter of Black Lives” on Frederick Douglass. - Ezra Greenspan
- March 28 - 6-9pm - “Scientific Americans: The Art of Science in the New Nation” - Gregory Nobles
- March 30 - 7pm - John James Audubon and the Origins of Citizen Science - Gregory Nobles
- April 11 - 7pm - “Equal Rights… Have They Been Realized?” - Richard Brown
- April 25 - 7pm - “If I Am Not for Myself Who Will Be for Me” - One-person play about George Washington’s slave Oney - Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti
- May 2 - 7pm - “Slave Resistance and the Making of Abolition” - Manisha Sinha
- May 11, 6-9pm - “Medicine and Health in Early America”
- April 3-4 - NERC - Mass Council for the Social Studies - Edward M. Kennedy Institute - Boston
- April 20-22 - Holyoke Community College - “Getting Out” - Play by Marsha Norman. http://www.hcc.edu/news/events/getting-out
- “Last Seen” - Digital project to help descendents of enslaved Americans trace their ancestors. Service-learning opportunity! http://informationwanted.org/
- Students write Wikipedia articles for class. Cool idea!
- Society for History in the Federal Government - Directory of Federal History programs. http://shfg.org/shfg/publications/directory-of-history-offices/
- K12 Teacher Engineering Education Program now accepting applications for Fall 2017. Graduate level online courses in engineering education at Tufts University. teep.tufts.edu
- June 25-30 - Montreal & Ottawa - “Teaching Canada” - $699 - Info.