- June 11 – 8:45am-3:30pm – Massachusetts DESE: 2019 Civics Literacy Conference – Information and Registration
- June 13 or June 14 – Massachusetts DESE: History & Social Science Professional Learning Institute – Information and Registration
- Discovering Justice seeks Executive Director – Applications due by May 22. Info.
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education seeks History and Social Science Content Specialist – Info.
Lessons on Disability History Address 2018 Mass HSS Framework
Social Security: What is the Federal Responsibility to Care for Vulnerable People?
A Social Security Poster featuring a widow.
More Security for the American Family, c. 1939
National Archives: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / Or optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. Instructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.
- July 8-9 – South Hadley Public Library.
Understanding and Teaching the U.S. Constitution in the 21st Century. Instructor Kelley Brown. Scholar: Akhil Amar. Register.
- July 1 to Aug. 16 – Fully Online.
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Instructors Alison Noyes and Laurie Risler. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour requirement for professional development on strategies to teach students with disabilities and diverse learners. Register.
- July 29-30 – South Hadley Public Library.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
- Featured this week – YOU MUST LOGIN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:
- Feature Discussions:
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Supporting and Critiquing America during WWII: Primary Sources from the Fort Valley Music Festivals
- Celebrate Children’s Book Week with Us! Special Live Streamed Event 10am April 29th
- Primary Sources for Musical Learning: Celebrating the Public Domain and Engaging Creatively with Primary Sources
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.
- Who Should Vote. Workshop for Teachers. Sponsors: Massachusetts Center for Civic Education & Kennedy Institute. – 10PDPs – Information and Registration
- May 16 – 9am-4pm – Asa Waters Mansion (Millbury, MA)
- May 17 – 9am-4pm – John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum (Hyannis, MA)
- May 20 – 9am-4pm – Easthampton High School
- May 3 – 7pm – Historic Northampton – Stories of Our LGBTQ Ancestors: Dr. Amber Starbuck and Mabel Stevens and the Big House – Information and Registration
- May 9 – 7pm – Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools – RIDES Virtual Community Webinar – Information and Registration
- May 11 – 6-8pm – Historic Northampton: Stories of Bicycling History & Activism – A Public Talk by Lorenz J. Finison – RSVP to Deb@fntg.net to reserve a space.
- May 11 – 3-6pm – Museum of Our Industrial Heritage: Tapping into History: Greenfield Tap and Die (Expanded Exhibit). http://industrialhistory.org/
- May 16 – 6-9pm – American Antiquarian Society: “Women’s Rights in Images, 1848-1876” – Information and Registration
- May 18 – 10am-1pm – Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee- Talk a Walk in Sojourner Truth’s Shoes (Florence) – Register
- June 22 – The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife (sponsored by Historic Deerfield) – Entertainments at Taverns and Long Rooms in New England (1700-1900) – Information and Application
- MCSS – Unrepresented Voices of the American Revolution – Information and Application (Fee applies)
- Online Course – Starts July 10
- Face-to-Face Course – August 12-16
- July 24-26 – 9am – 3pm – America Transformed: Teaching Westward Expansion Using Maps, Art, and Primary Sources. Explore new exhibition and ways to engage students with maps. Leventhal Map & Education Center and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Also Native educators from Akomawt Educational Initiative. Grades 4-12. Information and registration
- July 27 – History Camp Pioneer Valley – Holyoke Community College – Information
- August 5-9 – UMass Boston – Boston Through a Wider Lense – Information and Application
- June 26 and 27 – 8:30am-3:30pm – Inquiry Design Model Institute: Shifting to Inquiry (Led by C3 Teachers. Hosted by Burlington Public Schools) – Information and Registration (Fee applies)
- July 9, 10, and 11 – Collaborative for Educational Services: Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training – Information and Registration – email Colleen Osten at email@example.com for an application form.
- July 9, 10, and 11 – Sons & Daughters of Liberty Summer Institute for Teachers: A Revolutionary Three Day Walking Tour through the Cradle of Liberty – Information and Registration (Fee applies)
- November 7-10 – George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Fall Residential Program – Information and Application (Due June 3)
- Jackie Robinson Museum – Ernst P. Muller Letter
- Florence Griswold Museum: Home of American Impressionism (Old Lyme, CT)
New Accessible Lesson: Social Security – What is the Federal Responsibility to Care for Vulnerable People?
The passage of the Social Security Act is a watershed event in the changing role of the US government. It is history with personal relevance to the many students whose home supports are affected by the US Social Security system, including some students with disabilities. Emerging America has been collecting lesson plans that address Disability History topics in the Massachusetts History and Social Science content standards. This week, we have added a new lesson on Social Security to the Emerging America teaching resources library. This lesson plan has a special feature: the teacher who authored it offers reflections on how teaching the lesson worked with her class when she taught it the first time.
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