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History eNews from Emerging America - March 22, 2017

Published on Mon, 03/20/2017

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 11 for MARCH 22, 2017


  • ANNOUNCING Emerging America schedule for Summer 2017 (below)!
  • Administration budget proposes to end NEH, NEA, and IMLS (grants for archives). Follow developments at National Humanities Alliance.
  • Explore and understand CES work with Department of Youth Services. Clip from CBS 60 Minutes (2016).
  • The California Way: Content, Inquiry, Literacy, & Citizenship - Blog post.


Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 10.20.15 PM How can I improve instruction for students with disabilities in History or the Humanities? DESE requires that I earn PDPs for that, right?
  • Accessing Inquiry for Student with Disabilities through Primary Sources. April 13 & 27 - Northampton. Laurie Risler & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Hands-on, practical–exciting–course. Gain understanding of Disability History as you learn to support inquiry for all learners. REGISTER.
Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available for $125 extra fee. “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. How can we help students meet today’s challenges to democracy?   
  • 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.


  • 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. REGISTER.
  • July 11-12 - “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” - Cambridge, Mass. Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTRATION TO OPEN SOON.
  • July 17-21 + 2-hours in fall, date TBD. “Teaching Civics, Civic Action, and American Ideals through Early 20th Century Black Struggles for Equality” - Easthampton High School. Hands-on course–also with Kelley Brown, Amilcar Shabazz, and Rich Cairn! Explore vital stories and context for civic action and explore strategies to teach Civics. Available for 3 grad credits in History. REGISTER.
  • 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.


2017-2018 School Year Teacher Fellowship - Seeking World History or World Geography Teacher. Apply Library of Congress Teacher Blog
  • Ireland. Too late for St. Patrick’s Day, but lovely nonetheless! Post.


Summer Programs
  • Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library - Teacher Fellowship Program - Deadline for application April 28.
  • Ford Theater, Washington DC. Info. Deadline for applications, April 3.
  • The James Madison Legacy Project is a professional development program for teachers in New England interested in teaching some civics education during the 2017-18 school year.  The program is free and offers great professional development and a free set of great textbooks that are very useful and accessible for all levels of learners in the classroom.  The JMLP will begin with a summer institute from July 30-August 3 at Suffolk University and will focus on the We the People curriculum and will overlap with the MCSS program on the Judicial Branch.  There will be follow-up activities throughout the school year.  Please direct questions to Kelley Brown at either or or for more information please see the JMLP Recruitment Letter
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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.