“If you believe people have no history worth mentioning, it is easy to believe they have no humanity worth defending.” - William Loren Katz, Historian
by Laurie Risler
In the classroom I am continually reminded that the most important question to teach students to ask is, “Whose voice is missing?” I also remind myself to ask, “How do I make all voices central to the curriculum and not only add them in the periphery?” For too long the voices missing have been the voices of women and people of color. At History’s Mysteries we…
The featured poster in our most recent eNews issue comes from a teacher-friendly album of downloadable and easy-to-share images, each accompanied by teaching notes.
The album showcases Library of Congress new purchases of public service posters created by artists and posted by Amplifier.org. The posters include direct visual references to the public service propaganda posters of the 20…
Emerging America announces a partnership with Maryland Humanities in offering two Accessing Inquiry courses this spring. (See below.) Teachers from ALL states are welcome!
Amazing and student-empowering teacher-created lesson plans have been the result each time we offer this course!
Our online graduate-level one-credit course, Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources, offered from January 16 to March 18, provides an opportunity to expand your comfort with finding and using primary sources to engage students of all abiliti…
Western Mass Social Studies Leaders PLC - Jan. 20, 3:30-5pm Eastern. All welcome to open discussion. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link.
The Massachusetts Legislature passed and Governor signed $1.5 million in funding for Civic Engagement!
December 18, 2020 Update: Newly added to the Kindergarten unit: Mystery #4, HOW DOES A TRADITION BECOME A HOLIDAY? about Juneteenth.
"What has excited my kids most is the chance to be detectives. They look forward to the days of the week when they get to hunt for clues."
-2nd Grade Teacher
TONIGHT: Dec. 2 , 7pm Eastern Time - Free WGBH webinar: Teach Diverse Stories with Primary Sources and Artifacts.