English Dutch French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish


History eNews from Emerging America - October 10, 2019

Published on Mon, 10/07/2019

eNews - Oxbow Image

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 33 for October 9, 2019



  • Library of Congress announces Teaching with Primary Sources Grant Recipients: NCSS, National History Day, Right Question Institute, and NCTE. Announcement. 
  • NCSS seeks teacher input for Library of Congress TPS curriculum - Applications due by October 18 - Information and Application 
  • Massachusetts Center for the Book Introduces new coordinator, Michelle Hoover - 
  • Mass DESE expects to soon announce grants to school districts for Civic Engagement. We will post details as soon as we know them!  
  • No eNews next week. Next issue Oct. 23; submission due date Sunday, Oct. 20. 


New Blog Post: 

Primary Sources and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: 

New Opportunities for Teachers

Emerging America Blog Post: There are two new opportunities for teachers to learn more about culturally relevant pedagogy, in addition to the excellent videos and other teaching materials linked from the Engagement Strategies page of the Accessing Inquiry section of our website at 


EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.




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

  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources - Instructors Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.
    • November 6 & 13 - South Hadley, Massachusetts
    • February 4 to March 16 - Fully ONLINE
  • 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 
  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources - Instructor: Rich Cairn. 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 



Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Introducing Amara Alexander, 2019-20 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress
  • Introducing Jen Reidel, the 2019-20 Library of Congress Teacher in Residence



  • inquirED Fall Webinars: Information and Registration 
    • October 9 - 3:30pm - inquirED Demo & Curriculum Overview 
    • October 16 - 3:30pm - Integrate SEL into Social Studies Curriculum & Instruction
    • October 23 - 3:30pm - Using Inquiry in Social Studies 
    • October 30 - 3:30pm - Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Inquiry
  • Primary Source - Online Course:
  • Engaging Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Secondary Schools - Information and Registration 
    • SESSION 1 DATES: Oct. 23 - Nov. 19, 2019
    • SESSION 2 DATES: Feb. 26 - Mar. 24, 2020
  • Africans in the Age of Atlantic Slavery - Oct. 23 - Nov. 19, 2019 - Information and Registration 
  • Turning Points in Latin American History and Culture: From Colonization to Cold War - Oct. 23 - Nov. 19, 2019 - Information and Registration
  • Small Planet Dancers - History-Based Dance Interpretation - Various Dates - Information 
  • October 7 - Spring 2020 - Massachusetts Center for Civic Education and the Center for Civic Education - 3 Credit Graduate Course - Information and Registration
  • October 13 - 4:30pm - Historic Northampton and the Forbes Library - Native American Life during the Early Archaic Period: A View from Northampton (A Public Talk) - Information and Registration 
  • October 13 - 3-5:30pm - Mass Humanities: VERITAS by Betty Shamieh - Information
  • October 15 - 1-2pm - Eastern Region TPS Webinar Registration: Working Toward a Culturally Relevant Classroom - Information and Registration 
  • October 18 - 4-7pm - Five College Center for East Asian Studies: Finding KUKAN - Screening and Q & A with filmmaker Robin Lung @ UMass Amherst - Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall.
  • October 18 - online course - Right Question Institute and Harvard Graduate School of Education “Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions.” Fees apply. 
  • October 20 - 8:30-10am - Historic Northampton: 350 Years in 90 Minutes: Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Northampton - Information 
  • October 24 - 7-8pm - Five College Center for East Asian Studies: Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story with Marc Tyler Nobleman, author - Information and Registration
  • October 30 - 5-6:30pm - Smith College: Lecture with Curator Phillip E. Bloom: "Arhats and the Figural Imagination of Chinese Buddhist Art" - Information 




********************************** 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.  

Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.



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.