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History eNews from Emerging America - September 19, 2018

Published on Wed, 09/19/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 35 for September 19, 2018


  • Emerging America seeks an Assistant Director with substantial program management as well as program experience. Job description. Applicants should apply by September 24.
  • Civics Education resources at Includes links in supplement from 2018 Mass History and Social Science standards.

New Alexander Hamilton Teacher Resource and New Article on the Federalist Papers!

Picture of a book with script style writing.

New York Artillery Company pay book, includes notes by Hamilton on a variety of subjects, 1776, Aug.-1777, May

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.)

Special one-day workshop on Accessing Inquiry for English Learners (no PDPs or grad credit):

  • Oct. 10 - 8am - 3:00pm - EdAdvance, Danbury Connecticut. Note separate registration page.

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.

  • Oct. 4 and Nov. 28 - CES, Northampton.
  • Jan. 23 and March 13 - CES, Northampton.

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.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • In Time for Constitution Day: New Alexander Hamilton Teacher Resource and New Article on the Federalist Papers
  • Two New Civics Interactives Explore Congress and Civic Participation

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • September 24 - December 11 - online book group - “The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up” with Michael Meyer. Info.
  • Fall webinars from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Hiroshima, Chinese Internment, Slavery, the Radical Right, and more!
  • October 2 - 6:30-8:15pm - Primary Source: An Evening with Deborah Fallows - Newton South High School - Info
  • October 29 - Mass Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference - Marlborough
  • American Antiquarian Society - Worcester
    • October 25 - 7pm - “Reflections on Gender and Politics in Anglo-America” - Mary Beth Norton.
    • November 13 - 7pm - “The Naval Battle that Won the American Revolution” - Nathaniel Philbrick.
    • November 27 - 7pm - “Landscapes of Resistance and Resilience after King Philip’s War” - Christine DeLucia.
  • March 18-19 Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies (NERC) - Framingham - Mark your calendars!

Other Resources:

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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.