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History eNews from Emerging America - October 31, 2018

Published on Wed, 10/31/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 40 for October 31, 2018


New Accessible Lesson Plan: Six Goals of the United States Constitution Preamble

“ the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity…”

Drawing of a man holding the American flag. The image of the man with the flag is framed.

The star spangled banner.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES 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

  • Finding Triumph and Tragedy in Library of Congress Primary Sources
  • Primary Sources for Musical Learning: Skin and Bones for Halloween

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • Bi-weekly Podcasts - Thursdays - JFK Library - JFK and Six Decades of NASA - Info
  • Poster House and the Library of Congress Poster Contest - Info (with more to follow!)
  • November 8 through November 18 - Wistariahurst  and ArteSana - Homespun: One Hundred Years of Textile Arts in Holyoke - “Unique Opportunity!” - Rich Cairn - Info
    • Thursday, November 8: 12 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, November 9: 12 - 4 p.m.
    • Sunday & Monday, November 11 & 12: 12 - 4 p.m.
    • Tuesday - Friday November 13 - 16: 12 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18: 12 - 4 p.m.
  • January 19 - Annual Sources Conference - Orlando, Florida - Registration
  • June 17 through June 21 - TPS Mars Summer Institute - Examining Place as a Primary Source: Slavery in Rural and Urban NC - Registration
  • July 8 through July 10 - TPS Mars Summer Institute - Engaging Students with Primary Sources - Registration
  • July 29 through August 1 - TPS Mars Summer Institute - History and Culture of the Cherokee Tribe - Registration

Other Resources:

New Accessible Lesson Plan:


  “...establish justice…” “...promote the general welfare….” “ the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity…”   Just in time for election day, here is a simple lesson on the founding goals for the government of the United States, adaptable for all grade levels. By connecting the goals of the federal government to primary source visual representations, this simple civics lesson will help students to remember and think more deeply about the goals set out by the Preamble to the United States Constitution. Download lesson PDF. Browse the Emerging America library of lesson plans and primary sources sets. ********************************** 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.