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History eNews from Emerging America - May 25, 2016

Published on Wed, 05/25/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 16 for May 25, 2016


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  • † Courses on Immigration: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources – Focus on diverse learners. Rich Cairn. 1 grad cred / 22.5 PDPs. 2 sections:

    • June 6-7 with scholar Scott Wong, Williams College. Boston Public Library.

    • Or July 5-August 5 - Online.

  • † Meet ELA standards & SERVICE-LEARNING: Windows on History: Research & Build LOCAL HISTORY Website in Your Class - June 29 - 9:30am-5:00pm; July 27 - 8:30am-3:30pm; +1.5 hrs Fall. Springfield Museums & Wistariahurst, Holyoke. 1 grad cred / 22.5 PDPs. Rich Cairn.


  • † Equal Protection and the Constitution: Teaching Modern Struggles for Justice with Struggling Learners. July 5-August 5. Kelley Brown. With top Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs. Online.

  • † SUMMER INSTITUTE: Equality Before the Law: The U.S. Constitution & Struggles for Justice. July 11-15. 8:30am-4:00pm. Fri. to 12:00. With Akhil Reed Amar, Kelley Brown, & Laurie Risler. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs.

  • † Engaging Students in Inquiry with Primary Sources. Teachers of Grades K-5. July 13 8:30am-3:30pm; July 14 8:30am-12:00noon; + 1.5 hrs. Fall date TBD. Rich Cairn. Cambridge. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Sparking Inquiry in Geography & World History. July 18-19 8:30am-3:30pm. Shrewsbury HS. Karen Albano & Rich Cairn, Instructors. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Nurturing Student Inquiry and Student Voice through Informational Texts. July 25-26, 8:30am-4:00pm; + 1.5 hrs Fall date TBD.. Rich Cairn. Holyoke. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • Teaching History through Fiction and Informational Texts. July 29, 8:30am-4:00pm; + online work for 10 PDPs. Sandy Roth.

† = Available for optional grad credit in History from Westfield State University.


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  • Mass Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) emails weekly workshops & resources list. CES does NOT repost from that list. JOIN MCSS Today! Low as $30/yr.

  • June 12 - 2:00pm - “Toys: Yesterday & Today” Panel. Historic Northampton.

  • Present at Western Mass History Camp. June 30. Holyoke Community College.

  • Oct. 15 - 8:00am-5:00pm. Holyoke Community College. “Transforming Education for Social Justice” Conference. Register.

  • Spanish Civil War contact. A relative of  Abraham Lincoln Brigade soldiers offered to work with WMass teachers to help enrich your class. Contact

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Marlborough - Mass Council for the Social Studies - Fall Conference. Call for proposals. Submit a proposal to present a workshop! Proposals due by June 30.


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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.