EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 37 for November 20, 2019
- Updated Nov. 6: Civic Engagement Update. See also Emerging America course in Jan.-Feb. on planning civic engagement programs.
- Periodic Presidents releases new table: Women in Congress, A Visual History
- New Digitized Collections from the Library of Congress: History of Women’s Suffrage, Civil War, Landscape Architecture, and Monetary Policy
- National History Day and Library of Congress seek Master Teachers for Summer 2020 Writing - Information and Application
- Library of Congress Seeks Applicants for the 2020 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program - Information
- No History eNews next week. (Look for me at NCSS in Texas!) Next issue Dec. 4. Submissions due Sun., Dec. 1.
Mobilizing K-5 Social Studies in 2020–Get Involved! (see below)
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / Or optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
- Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum - Instructor: Rich Cairn - Develop project plans under 2018 civic engagement legislation and History and Social Science standards. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.
- January 21 & February 25, Northampton
- ONLINE - Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources - Instructors Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.
- February 4 to March 16 - Fully ONLINE
- Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources - Instructors: Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.
- March 3 & March 24 - CES, Northampton
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
- How to Write in Simple English in Teaching English Language Learners group
- TIP: Go into your PROFILE in the TPS Network and set your notifications to the daily digest!
Other Library of Congress new resources:
- “L.A. Murals” a new photography exhibition from the Library of Congress, documents murals painted on the streets of Los Angeles, an epicenter of the world’s street art scene
- Library of Congress Magazine(LCM) is published bimonthly to tell the Library's stories, to showcase its many talented staff, and to share and promote the use of the resources of the world's largest library.
- 2019 National Book Festival videos:
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Bicycles, Bloomers, and the Vote: Dress Reform
- Celebrate National Aviation Month with the Wright Brothers and Primary Sources
- Thomas Edison: The Birth of Recorded Sound
- Carrie Chapman Catt and the Leslie Woman Suffrage Commission
- November 19 - 1-2pm - (Webinar) - The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute - Strategic Conversations: Deep Engagement to Build Broader Support for Immigrants - Information and Registration
- December 7 - 2-4pm - Massachusetts Center for the Book: Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen (Amherst Edition) - Information
- December 10 - 8:30am-3:30pm - Facing History and Ourselves: Preparing Students for Civic Life: Facing History’s Approach to Civic Education (Endicott College) - Information and Registration
- December 11 - 6:30-8:30pm - Massachusetts center for the Book: Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen (Cambridge Edition) - Information
- March 19-21, 2020 - National Council for History Educators Conference - Information and Registration
- June 28-July 3 - Ford’s Theater - Summer Sessions: Civil War Washington (Commuter Applicants) - Information and Application
- July 6-10 - TPS- Mars Hill University and Ping Chong + Company: Primary Sources and Performance: Developing Student Empathy with Documentary Theatre - Information and Registration
- July 12-17 - Ford’s Theater - Summer Sessions: Civil War Washington (Residential Applications) - Information and Application
- July 20-24 - TPS- Mars Hill University and the Ramsey Center for Regional Studies: Summer Institute 2020 - Cherokee History and Culture - Information and Registration
- July 22-24, 2020 - National Council for History Educators: ‘Technology’s Impact in American History’ (TIAH) - Information and Application
- Mount Vernon Summer Program: Information and Application
- June 16-20 - Slavery in George Washington’s World
- June 23-27 - The Great Experiment: George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government
- July 7-11 - First in Business: George Washington, Mount Vernon, and the New Nation
- July 14-18: George Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief
- July 28-August 1: Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century
- August 4-9: Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington
- Smith College Museum of Art - New Website
- United States Census Bureau - Exploring Federal Policy About Native Americans in the Late 1800s (Lesson Plan)
- Facing History and Ourselves:
- Bill of Rights Institute - Homework Help Series (YouTube)
- Columbia University, Asia for Educators - The Mongols in World History
- United States Census Bureau - Statistics in Schools - Resources for Elementary and Secondary Classrooms
- iCivics - Massachusetts - Online Resources
Blog Post: Mobilizing K-5 Social Studies in 2020–Get Involved!
Based on a comparison of responses from Massachusetts educators to 2017 and 2019 surveys, Emerging America Director, Rich Cairn reports improvement in the amount of time designated for social studies in grades K-5. However, a severe lack of good elementary social studies curriculum poses a daunting barrier for most K-5 teachers. Read the rest of the report at the Emerging America Blog.
Emerging America invites K-5 teachers (and schools) to pilot new materials in development by teacher-leaders, Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown–titled Histories Mysteries. Let us know your interest by completing the still-open short K-5 Curriculum survey. Pilot begins Feb. 5. Registration will open soon! Watch History eNews for an announcement.
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