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History eNews from Emerging America - October 10, 2018

Published on Wed, 10/10/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 38 for October 10, 2018


  • 18th Annual Student Essay Contest - Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum - Register
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Seeks History and Social Science Content Support Specialist - Job Listing
  • Learn about 8th Grade Civics standards and the We the People Program. Western & Eastern MA options. FREE. Free copy of text, $40 stipend, & free food! Easthampton - Sat., Oct. 13. Montrose - Sat., Nov. 3. 10am - 3pm. For info contact Kelley Brown: Sponsored by James Madison Legacy Project. JMLP We the People Registration

New Accessible Lesson

The Emergence of Special Education


See blog post below.

And Register for Fall Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources Workshops!

Colorless sketch of building up on a hill with trees down below.

"Institutions For Idiots", October 12, 1870

[This is the language used in the original primary source. Address it; don’t bury it. - Editor]

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary  Sources. Meets 15-hour Massachusetts requirement for professional development on teaching students with disabilities. Earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit (extra fee applies) from Westfield State University. Directly supports content and Practice Standards of 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework! Offered twice: Register.

  • Oct. 24 and Nov. 8 - CES, Northampton.
  • Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 - Drury High School, North Adams (Free to North Adams teachers.)

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. Examine new 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework and develop plans to align your curriculum. Access a wealth of primary and secondary resources. Led by veteran K-5 teacher Laurie Risler. Register.

  • Oct. 16 and 25 - CES, Northampton.

World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Gain content knowledge in World History and Geography. Unpack, examine, and align courses to new History and Social Science standards. Offered twice. Register.

  • Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 - CES, Northampton.
  • Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 - CES, Northampton.

Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum. How will YOU meet the new Massachusetts requirement to offer civic engagement projects? Learn the basics. Generate and test fly a specific action plan. Taught by national service-learning and civic engagement leader, Rich Cairn. Register.

  • Jan. 23 and March 13 - CES, Northampton.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Watch: Upcoming Programs Streamed Live from the Library of Congress
  • Corridos at the Library of Congress: Spurring Creativity while Studying Hispanic Heritage
  • Politics on the Screen: Using Moving Images to Win Votes

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • National Council for the Social Studies - On-Demand Holocaust Education Webinar - Info
  • October 12 - 5-8pm - Historic Northampton - Opening Reception: Chaotic Freedom and the Scars of Slavery: From Baton Rouge to Northampton - Info
  • October 13 - 10am-3pm - Historic Northampton - Pomeroy Terrace Historic District Celebration - Info
  • October 14 - 10am - All Hamptons Read Walking Tour with Steve Strimer: Northampton Underground Railroad Walking Tour - West - Info
  • October 16 - 6-7:30pm - JFK Presidential Library: Meet the “West Wingers” - Registration
  • October 17 - 7pm - Historic Northampton - A Witch in Paradise: A Talk by Kathy-Ann Becker - Info
  • October 20 - 2pm - Historic Northampton - Chaotic Freedom in Civil War Louisiana: The Origins of an Iconic Image - A Talk by Dr. Bruce Laurie - Info
  • October 21 - 10am - All Hamptons Read Walking Tour with Steve Strimer: Northampton Underground Railroad Walking Tour - West -
  • October 25 - 1-2pm - Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources: What’s New About Fake News? Webinar - Register
  • October 26 - 11:30am-2pm - Massachusetts Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools - Hudson High School - Fall Workshop - Info
  • October 27 - 9am-4pm - Massachusetts Historical Society - Teacher Workshop: Fashioning History - Info and Registration
  • October 28 - 10am - All Hamptons Read Walking Tour with Steve Strimer: Florence Underground Railroad Walking Tour - Info
  • November 7 - 6-7:30pm - JFK Presidential Library - Leadership in Turbulent Times - Register
  • November 8 - 7-9pm - American Antiquarian Society - Roughing It Reimagined: A Musical Hands-On History Workshop - Info and Registration
  • November 9 - 6-7:30pm - JFK Presidential Library - The Midterm Elections: What Might They Mean? - Register
  • November 13 - 6-7:30pm - JFK Presidential Library - The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels - Register
  • November 19 - 6-7:30pm - The Rise of Populism in the US and Europe - Register
  • November 27 - 7pm - Northampton Center for the Arts - Capstone Event: Escaping Slavery, Envisioning Freedom - Info
  • December 1 - 9am-4pm- Massachusetts Historical Society - Teacher Workshop: Remembering Abigail Adams - Info and Registration
  • Summer Program - Teaching with Primary Sources - Mars Hill - North Carolina

Other Resources:

New Accessible Lesson Plan: The Emergence of Special Education

Content standards in the 2018 History and Social Studies Framework adopted in Massachusetts now specifically include the 19th century movements to provide supports for people with disabilities, such as the founding of schools for students with cognitive, hearing, or vision disabilities. The new Accessible Lesson Plan added to the Emerging America website this week on the Emergence of Special Education focuses on this history. The lesson’s primary source documents provide a means to trace the logic behind expanding education to people who were largely seen in the United States as unable to be educated prior to the 1850s reforms. Students apply what they learn to gain a sense of what education was like for students with disabilities in the 1800s, and describe it in one of several imaginative formats. The lesson is designed to be paired with a companion lesson that allows students to observe teaching in a modern ********************************** History eNews welcomes YOUR news & events. Published Wednesdays; deadline Sunday noon. Archived at - Reply to to be removed from this list. Register for CES events. Teacher-created lessons, primary source sets, & assessments at: Follow Emerging America on Twitter and Facebook.  


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.