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History eNews from Emerging America - March 31, 2021

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Published on Wed, 03/31/2021

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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 8, Issue 8 for March 31, 2021

Educating for American Democracy 

Disability History and Civics Extension

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) and Emerging America proudly endorsed the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap (EAD) and drafted the EAD Roadmap Disability History and Civics Extension. We are eager to involve additional educators and organizations in fostering inclusion in history and civics. See below many workshops and courses that bring this work to teachers. Reflecting this deepening commitment, Emerging America and partners will soon begin to draft a cohesive, fully accessible K-12 Curriculum: History of People with Disabilities–grounded in the EAD. Complete a short survey to give input and to learn more about how to get involved. Watch the recording of our March 25 webinar with LDA.

- Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America

IN THIS ISSUE

  • News
  • Events @ Emerging America 
  • New at the Library of Congress
  • Professional Development Events
  • Other Resources

 

Course on the U.S. Constitution: The Right to Privacy

"The Most Valued and Comprehensive Right"

May 3 to June 25 - PDPs or 3 graduate credits. 

 Info & Registration

Photo and text from dontbreakourphones.org. (February, 2016) “The FBI just got a judge to order Apple to create a backdoor into the iPhone—putting all of our safety at risk by exposing personal information to hackers, criminals, terrorists, and government spies.” -

This course will explore how the constitutional right to privacy developed; how it is applied; and the threats it faces today—from sexual to virtual. Neither the original body of the Constitution nor the Bill of Rights explicitly refers to a right to privacy, yet many amendments, like the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, clearly relate. - Instructor, Kelley Brown

NEWS

  • Stop AAPI Hate - More Anti-Asian teaching resources in Resources below. 
  • Mass Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE):
  • Pilot NEW grades 5, 6, & 7 curriculum from DESE in 2021-2022. Info. April 12, 3pm info session. Register
  • 2021 Civics Teaching & Learning Grants to Mass school districts; including professional development, and civic engagement projects. Apply by May 13. Info.
  • Rep. Vargas introduced legislation intended to strengthen the Massachusetts 2018 Civic Engagement Act. Info
  • Federal Civics Secures Democracy Act introduced into Congress. Summary of bill
  • Emerging America announces a Spring 2021 webinar series: Inclusive Civic Learning, starting April 28 with Easterseals youth leaders present #teachdisabilityhistory. Info
  • April 26-30, 2021 - Massachusetts Civic Learning Week - Sign up to present!and/or Sign up for updates. Especially seeking student groups! 
  • Next issue of History eNews is April 14. Submit items to rcairn@collaborative.org by April 11. 

 

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES

PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.  

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources: 
    • ALL states' teachers welcome! Focus on Massachusetts and Maryland state standards and resources. 
    • Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America; Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities. 
    • Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour recertification requirement on teaching students with disabilities.
    • Feb. 19 - April 2. One live webinar. Info & Registration

 

  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources:
    • ALL states' teachers welcome! Focus on Massachusetts and Maryland state standards and resources. 
    • Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America; Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities. 
    • Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour recertification requirement on teaching English Learners. 
    • April 9 - May 21. One live webinar. Info & Registration

 

  • Teaching the History's Mysteries K-5 Curriculum: 
    • Earn 10 PDPs by completing the workshop and submitting reflective input after you teach the curriculum. Led by program creators, Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown. Info about the free History’s Mysteries: Historical Inquiry for Elementary Classrooms. Info & Registration
    • April 14, 7-8:15pm 
    • Follow-up session for all in June. 

 

  • The Right to Privacy: "The Most Valued and Comprehensive Right": 
    • Taught by outstanding teacher-leader Kelley Brown and historian David Hudson. 
    • Earn 67.5 PDPs (MA), 45 hours (other states), or 3 grad credits from Westfield State University. 
    • May 3 - June 25. Two live webinars: May 19 & June 9. Info & Registration

 

  • NEW: 2021 Dublin Seminar: Living with Disabilities in New England, 1630 - 1930
    • Scholars from across the U.S.
    • Teachers can earn CEUs or 1 grad credit through Emerging America. 
    • June 25, 3pm to June 26, 4:30pm - ONLINE. 
    • Mark your calendars. Info.

 

  • NEW: Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources: 
    • Meets Massachusetts 15-hour recertification requirement on teaching Students with Disabilities. 
    • NEW: Access FREE K-12 Curriculum on History of People with Disabilities. 
    • All states' teachers welcome! Focus on Massachusetts and Maryland state standards and resources. 
    • Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America, with Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities. 
    • Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or optional 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. 
    • July 9 - August 8. One live webinar: July 14. Info & Registration.

EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES

See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations, and more. 

Spring 2021 Inclusion in Civic Learning Series
  • Inclusion in Civics and History - Easterseals #TeachDisabilityHistory Campaign
    • Join Desi Forte, Easterseals and Easterseals Massachusetts volunteer organizers; Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America
    • Participate in interactive game used in the campaign. Hear from young adult activists about how the campaign came about and how it works as a virtual project. Learn about strategies and resources to support inclusion in civic learning.
    • April 28, 2021 - 4:00pm Eastern time
    • Free. Info and Registration with Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition 
  • Thinkport Inquiry Kits – Teaching Tools from Maryland Humanities and Maryland Public Television
    • Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities
    • Thinkport kits examine social studies/history themes from early cultures to the modern-day role of the United States (190 topics!). Explore Thinkport Inquiry kits on Disability History and Immigration History. https://thinkport.org/tps/  
    • May 4, 2021 - 4:00pm Eastern 
    • Free. Info and Registration
  • Strategies to Engage All Students in Asking Their Own Questions
  • April 8-11 - NCHE Conference. Info
  • May 25, 4pm Eastern - History’s Mysteries - Mass Civics for All spring webinars- Civics in the Elementary Grades. Info.

Contact Rich Cairn rcairn@collaborative.org to schedule Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district or region in 2021.

 

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Featured this week - (log in to see DISCUSSIONS; no log-in needed for ALBUMS):

You may link directly to these resources with no login required: 

Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/

  • Virtual Student Workshop: Imagination, Everyone’s Superpower
  • During National Poetry Month, Bring Poetry to Life with Library of Congress Resources
  • Following the Trail of a Mysterious Circus

 

 

EVENTS

  • March 31, 4:00-4:45pm, EASTERN - 2021 Virtual Civics Lobbying Day Orientation Kickoff - MassCivicsforAll. Zoom link
  • April 1, 7pm, EASTERN - Meeting the Moment with Project Based Learning - WGBH Learning Media. Info
  • April 1, 4pm - Tina Ellsworth: Blockbusting - SOURCES webinar series on teaching with primary sources - University of Central Florida. Info
  • April 6, 8-10pm, EASTERN - Race Relations in America, part of The Long Civil Rights Movement of the 19th and 20th Centuries - Gilder Lehrman Institute. Info
  • April 7, 3pm, EASTERN - Connecting with Community Leaders and Stakeholders - Virtual Civics Support. Mass DESE. Info
  • April 8-11 - NCHE Conference. Info
  • April 8, 4pm - Brian Furgione: Cartoons and Environmentalism and the Civic Landscape - SOURCES webinar series on teaching with primary sources - University of Central Florida. Info
  • April 10, 9:15am - 4:45pm, EASTERN - Invisible Makers: Textiles, Dress, and Marginalized People in 18th- and 19th-Century America - Historic Deerfield - Info
  • April 1, 4pm - Kenny Anthony, Mississippi State Univ.: Reconstruction America - SOURCES webinar series on teaching with primary sources - University of Central Florida. Info
  • April 18, 2pm, EASTERN - Borderland: The Life and Times of Blanche Ames Ames - Historic Deerfield. Info
  • April 22, 5pm CENTRAL - Action Inquiry and Civic Action for Equity - part of the RISE for Racial Equity Webinars & Micro-credential - Citizen U. Info
  • April 23, 4-5:30pm & April 24, 9am-12:30pm, EASTERN - From Suffrage to Stonewall: The Visual and Material Culture of Social Justice - Historic Deerfield & Wellesley College. Info
  • April 26-28 - Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future. Info
  • April 27, 3pm, EASTERN - Action Planning and Execution - Virtual Civics Support - Mass DESE. Info
  • May 13, 3pm, EASTERN - Reflecting and Assessing the Projects - Virtual Civics Support - Mass DESE. Info

 

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

  • Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics - Center for Civic Education. Apply by May 1
  • Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars. Info
  • Korean History and Culture Seminar for Educators. Info.

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RESOURCES

ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

 

OTHER RESOURCES

 


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Rich Cairn

Director, Emerging America
Rich Cairn has directed the Emerging America program since 2006. Emerging America includes Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Institutes: "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry."