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History eNews from Emerging America - October 13, 2022

Published on Thu, 10/13/2022

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 9, Issue 10 for October 13, 2022


  • News
  • Events @ Emerging America 
  • New at the Library of Congress
  • Disability History Resources & Updates
  • Other Professional Development Events
  • Other Resources
  • Blog post preview:  “Explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Social Studies Classroom.” Link to the blog post.


Explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Social Studies Classroom

Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies’ two-day

Fall Statewide Conference

October 23-24 

Link to the blog post.

Indian bonus veteran, ca. 1930. Veterans’ Bonus Expeditionary Forces protest in Washington D.C. 

Students usually learn the story of the Bonus Army protest during the Great Depression. How might they explore ways that it is also a story about disability and about racial equality?



Contact or


See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.

  • Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies Conference - October 23-24 - Cape Cod- REGISTER.
    • October 23 - 11am - noon - Inclusion, Revision, and Difficult History
      • Maureen Stephens, Brown University Choices Program
    • October 23 - 1:30-2:30pm - Inclusion of Multilingual Learners
      • Alison Noyes, Emerging America and MCSS
    • October 23 - 2:45-3:45 - Engaging Students with Disabilities in the Social Studies
      • Rich Cairn, Emerging America 
      • Ross Newton, HEC Academy, Northampton


  • National Council for the Social Studies Conference - December 2-4, 2022 - Philadelphia - Mark your calendars! - Info on NCSS Conference. Stay updated on Emerging America offerings at the conference
    • How to Integrate Disability History into the Curriculum: We Can and We Must - Rich Cairn
      • December 2 - 10:05-10:35am 
    • “A Rosetta Stone” to Translate History Activities with Primary Sources - Casey Cullen and Alison Noyes
      • December 2 - 3:10-3:40pm
    • "Social Studies and History Methods That Include –– and Strengthen –– English learners" - Alison Noyes (Poster)
      • Saturday, December 3 - 11:30am - 12:30pm 




TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Featured this week - (log in to see DISCUSSIONS; no log-in needed for ALBUMS):


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Five Questions with Caneisha Mills, the 2022-2023 Library of Congress Teacher in Residence
  • Prompting Student Curiosity About George Washington’s Decision to Participate in the Constitutional Convention
  • Five Questions with Jacqueline Katz, the 2022-2023 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Library of Congress
  • What’s New on the Teachers Site of the Library of Congress? Fall 2022 Edition
  • Connections to Andean Histories Superpowered with the Library’s Digital Primary Sources!
  • Exploring Disability Concepts through Primary Sources on the Built Environment
  • Jason Reynolds, Back with a Newsletter!





  • October 17, 3:30-4:30pm - Civics Project Virtual Support Forum: "Yeah, but What Does the Project Actually Look Like?!" - Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Led by veteran teachers. Info on Civics Project forum
  • October 19, 7pm - Dr. Tiya Miles, author, All That She Carried - WGBH. Info on Miles webinar
  • October 20, 8-9pm - The Presence and Absence of Asian America: What Truths Lie Beyond the Headlines - Facing History. Info on webinar on Asian Americans
  • October 20, 6pm - hybrid - Benjamin Franklin Butler: A Noisy, Fearless Life - Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on Butler talk
  • October 22-23, 10:45am-7pm - Teaching Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century - Mt Vernon. Info on Mt Vernon symposium
  • October 23-24 - Hyannis, Mass - in person - Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies Conference. Info on MCSS conf
  • October 26, 4-6pm - Deeper Civic Learning through Student-Led Projects: A Project-Based Learning Approach - Democratic Knowledge Project, Harvard. Info on civic learning workshop
  • October 27 - 7-9pm Eastern - in person - Framingham State University, Mass. - Premiere: Legacy of Courage: Black Changemakers in Massachusetts Past, Present, Future. Primary Source. Info on film premiere.
  • October 27, 5pm - Gender, Sexuality and Race in the Nineteenth - Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on gender and race webinar
  • November 1, 7pm - U.S. Empire in Asia and the Pacific: Repression and Resistance - UMass Amherst Department of History. Info on UMass program on empire
  • November 6, 1-6pm - online or in-person - Battling Indifference: How We Teach the Holocaust - Gratz College. Info on Holocaust Teach-In
  • November 7 - December 16 - online course - Journey to Equality: Examining the Promise, Reality, and Legacy of Reconstruction - National Humanities Center. Info on the Reconstruction course
  • November 7 - December 16 - online course - Women of the Americas: Early Encounters and Entangled Histories - National Humanities Center. Info on course on Women
  • Other Humanities in Class Online Courses
  • November 15, 7pm - The Human Toll of America’s Air Wars - UMass Amherst Department of History. Info on UMass program on empire
  • December 1, 7pm - Vietnam Era Antiwar Movement: Successes, Failures, and Legacies - UMass Amherst Department of History. Info on UMass program on empire






NEW BLOG POST: Explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Your Social Studies Classroom

By Alison Noyes


At the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) two-day fall statewide conference October 23-24, the focus will be on the larger reach of our work with students to prepare them as citizens. In the past year, the national focus on how we teach social studies has grown. The ways American history is presented, and which aspects of our national stories they learn have gotten heightened attention. 

We at Emerging America are excited to be sharing new resources with colleagues as part of the sessions dedicated to the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

… hear from fellow teachers how they are handling teaching hard history in their own classrooms.

… demonstrate social studies teaching methods optimized for supporting English language learners. 

… preview lessons [of] stories of individuals, allies, and social movements … of disabled people in America. 

Link to the full blog post. History eNews welcomes YOUR news & events. 

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Rich Cairn

Civics and Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services
Rich Cairn founded Emerging America in 2006, which features the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History program, "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry." The Accessing Inquiry clearinghouse, supported by the Library of Congress TPS program promotes full inclusion of students with disabilities and English Learners in civics and social studies education.