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History eNews from Emerging America - September 20, 2016

Published on Tue, 09/20/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 26 for September 20, 2016


  • Nominate a Gilder-Lehrman Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year (2017 elementary).


  • Authentic Historical Writing: Inspiring Students with Experiential Learning & Primary Sources. FREE. Oct. 20, Nov. 3, & Dec. 8. 4:00-7:15pm. With Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Western Mass Writing Project, Veterans Education Project.

  • First to Fight: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) FREE. Oct. 29 - Northampton - Breakouts in Spanish and in English. Led by Kelley Brown, Easthampton HS. Peter Carroll, Stanford Univ., & Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College.

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Oct. 25 & Nov. 10 - 8:00am-4:00pm; Dec. 20 - 4-6pm. Northampton - Meet 15-hour requirement for license renewal re SPED. Taught by Laurie Risler. $65. Lunch/dinner & materials provided. Option for 1 grad credit Westfield State (extra fee).

  • Feinberg Family Lecture Series: The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Sponsored by UMass Amherst Dept. of History. No registration required. Do sign in!

  • Sept. 20, 5:30pm. “Women, Incarceration & Carceral Feminism. UMass Amherst.

  • Sept. 28, 7:00pm. “The Circumference of a Prison: Youth, Race, and the Failures of the American Justice System.” UMass Amherst. - Reginald Dwayne Betts.


  • Springfield Museums Named Smithsonian Affiliate.

  • Sept. 20 - “One Hundred Years in the Making” - Teaching Tolerance on the new National Museum of African American History and Culture

  • Sept. 23, 6:00pm - Holyoke Public Library. “The Only Democratic Option for Puerto Rico: Status, Citizenship, and the Anti-Democratic U.S. Constitution.” Charles R. Venator Santiago Ph.D.

  • Oct. 1, 2pm - Springfield Armory. “Into the Jungle: Springfield Armory and the Vietnam War”

  • Oct. 9, 10, 23, 30, & Nov. 6, mid-day play - Cummington - “William Cullen Bryant at Home” Info.

  • Study Canada workshops in 2017.

  • George Washington Institute, Mount Vernon, Virginia - New Spring Residential Programs.

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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.