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History eNews from Emerging America - October 17, 2018

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Published on Wed, 10/17/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 39 for October 17, 2018


  • 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! 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 + Professional Development in Civic Engagement

People holding signs which state "Access to Work" and "No More Negotiations, Sign 504"

Disability photographer Anthony Tusler will share his experiences photographing Day 1 of the 504 protest as well as his continued efforts to document the disability experience.

504 Protests photo

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.

  • TODAY IS LAST DAY TO REGISTER - Oct. 24 and Nov. 8 - CES, Northampton.
  • CANCELLED - Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 - Drury High School, North Adams (Free to North Adams teachers.)

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

  • Five Questions with Megan Metcalf, Reference Librarian, Research and Reference Services, Main Reading Room
  • Mathematics and Primary Sources: The Many Faces of Baseball

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • October 30 - 7pm - Constitutional Rights Foundation - Civic Action Project for Middle School - Webinar - Info and Registration
  • November 10 - 1-4pm - Nolumbeka Project - Stolen Identities: The Mashpee Wampanoag Defined Out of Rightful Inheritance
  • November 10 - 9am-1:30pm - Five College Center for East Asian Studies - Middle and High School Educator Workshop: Teaching War and Peace Through Photos from Nagasaki and Hiroshima - Info and Registration
  • November 10 and 11 - Five College for East Asian Studies - Sijo Workshop: Comparing Korean with Chinese and Japanese Verse - Info
  • January 12, 26; February 2, 9; March 2 - Five College Center for East Asian Studies - Rhode Island 30hr Seminar - Info and Registration  
  • January 14 - April 1 - NCTA National Online Seminar: Taiwan: Identity and Place in the World Today - Info and Registration

Other Resources:

New Accessible Civics Lesson Plan:


This is a great simple civics lesson with three distinctive case studies: marchers with disabilities who took over federal buildings in a historic sit-in in 1977 (504 disability legislation protests), young American volunteers in the Spanish Civil war in 1936, and a 12-year-old mill worker who was inspired to lead a walk-out in 1898. Follow the links for information and access to the lessons. (Search and find dozens more exemplary, accessible, free lessons on a variety of topics at Emerging America Teaching Resources.)   ********************************** 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

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.