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History eNews from Emerging America - September 28, 2016

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Published on Thu, 09/29/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 26 for September 28, 2016



How do I involve students in taking informed action–as called for in new national C3 frameworks for Social Studies?

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


How can I earn the 15 hours of professional development for work with Special Education–as required by ESE?

  • 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 veteran classroom teacher, Laurie Risler, Westfield State University & CES. $65. Lunch/dinner & materials provided. Option for 1 grad credit Westfield State - extra fee of $125.

How can I help students understand complex ideologies–socialism, communism, fascism, republicanism?

  • 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.

How can I learn about compelling current events?

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

  • FREE Special Education courses for teachers working under a Special Education waiver, or who are working towards an additional license in Moderate Disabilities. Online application. Hybrid online courses start on Oct. 12, 2016.


  • NEW! Library of Congress Chronicling America online newspapers now starts in 1789 - added AK, CO, ME, & NJ. Aims to run 1690-1963 with 50 states.

  • Mid.-Oct.-Dec. - TPS @ Mars Hill University online workshop for school library media specialists and teachers. 6 modules, each 1-2 weeks. Complete a learning activity. AnneMarie Walter at Register. Free.

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.) Resources:


  • Sept. 29 - 3:30pm & 6:00pm - Mahar Reg. School - Orange - Screening “Most Likely to Succeed (MLTS)”. District and School Assistance Center (DSAC).

  • American Antiquarian Society. - all 7pm

    • Oct. 4 - “The Arms Race of 1774.” J.L. Bell.

    • Oct. 13 - “Inside Story of African American Imprisonment before Emancipation” - Caleb Smith.

    • Oct. 27 - “Revising America’s Unfinished Revolution” - Eric Foner.

    • Nov. 3 - “The Bank of Inquiry: Rewards of Merit and the ‘Emotional Capitalism’ of Nineteenth Century Schoolroom Ephemera.” - Patricia Crain.

    • Nov. 15 - “Did Nat Turner ‘confess’?” - Patrick Rael.

  • Oct. 15 - 10am-3:30pm - Greenfield Community College. “Spirit of Place: Exploring our sense of place through the lens of immigration and migration.” Free.

  • Oct. 16 - 11:30am-1:00pm - Springfield Armory - “Celebrate Rosie the Riveters” Dance. And “Home Front” - play. 413 271-3982. Free.

  • Nov. 5 - 9am-3pm - Greenfield Community College. “Gauging the Past/Calibrating the Future: Open Discussion of What Happened to Greenfield’s Tool Industry.” Museum of Industrial Heritage. Free.

  • “What We Do: Federal Reserve Lesson Plan Kit”. Free download.

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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.