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History eNews from Emerging America - September 2, 2016

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Published on Mon, 09/05/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 23 for September 2, 2016

NEWS

  • UMass course–Teaching in the Age of Mass Incarceration–is so popular that UMass arranged a second section right after the first one: 6:15-7:45pm.

  • ESE signs contract with Measured Progress to develop MCAS-2.0. Recap: Work on social studies frameworks pushed back to early 2017. Panelists have been chosen.

  • Emerging America is dropping the $100 deposit requirement. Instead, to ensure registrant commitment to courses, we will charge modest fees ($25-$85).

HISTORY-SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES @ Emerging America

  • Sept 6 deadline to apply for 2016-2017 History Institute - Teaching in the Age of Mass Incarceration, sponsored by UMass Amherst Dept. of History & CES Emerging America. Apply by Sept. 6. Space limited. Teacher Institute. (See next item.)

  • Sept. 9 begins yearlong Feinberg Family Lecture Series: The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Sponsored by UMass Amherst Department of History. Feinberg series. No registration required for the speaker series. Do sign in!

  • Oct. 29 - Northampton - First to Fight: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) - With breakouts in Spanish and English. $25. Register!

  • Oct. 25 & Nov. 10 - 8:30am-4:00pm; Dec. 20 4-6pm. Northampton - Access Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Will meet 15-hour requirement for license renewal re quality instruction of Special Education students. Taught by Laurie Risler. $65. Available for 1 grad credit Westfield State (extra fee). Website to register.

  • Springfield Armory - Dates TBD. Workshop on storytelling, writing, and experiential education. In partnership with Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Western Mass Writing Project, Veterans Education Project.


RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - http://LoC.Gov/teachers

Library of Congress Teacher Blog
  • Welcome Back to Teaching - Varied resources for teachers! Post.

  • Bringing Audubon to the Classroom. Post.

  • 10 Tips to Enliven Use of Primary Sources in the Classroom. Post.


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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.