- 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. http://www.nhalliance.org/
- 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. http://chssp.ucdavis.edu/blog/californiaway
SPRING EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Infohttps://blogs.loc.gov/law/2013/10/social-security-disability-law-a-beginners-guide/ 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.
- 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.
SUMMER EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info
- 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.
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS2017-2018 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.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES - Statewide & on the Web
- NERC - April 3-4 - Boston - Historian David Kennedy and more - REGISTER!
- March 25 - 3pm - Forbes Library - The History of Incarceration in Northampton, 1654-present.
- March 25 - 11am - Smith College Art Gallery - The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii. http://smith.edu/artmuseum/Events/Lectures
- March 26 - 2pm - Goshen Historical Society - Shays’ Rebellion: Reclaiming the Revolution. Tom Goldscheider. email@example.com
- March 28 - 6-9pm - American Antiquarian Society, Worcester - Scientific Americans: The Art of Science in the New Nation. Greg Nobles, Georgia Tech. http://www.americanantiquarian.org/
- March 29 - 9am-4:30pm - Social Studies 2017 Legislative Day - Mass State House - Schedule time with your legislators. Details: http://www.masscouncil.org. REGISTER.
- June 23-25 - Deerfield Community Center - Dublin Seminar - Toys, Dolls, and Games in New England, 1620-1920. historic-deerfield.org/dublin-seminar.
- California History and Social Science Project - Source - Issue on 2016 CA SS Frameworks.
- Mount Vernon - George Washington and the Constitution - New free lessons, video, and more.
- Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library - Teacher Fellowship Program - Deadline for application April 28. http://leventhalmap.org/professional_development
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or for more information please see the JMLP Recruitment Letter