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History eNews from Emerging America - September 28, 2016

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

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.