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Date: Jan 15 2020
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 2 for January 15, 2020


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Date: Jan 8 2020
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 1 for January 8, 2020  NEWS NEW! Accessing Inquiry workshop sessions open for registration! More dates below.  Jan. 28 & April 9 - Sharon - teaching Students with Disabilities March 27 & April 15 - Hudson - teaching English Learners July 6-31 - ONLINE - teaching Students with Disabilities NEW WORKSHOP!
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Date: Jan 5 2020

We are preparing to teach an upcoming section of our course, Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources, and reflecting on what specialists in English language acquisition tell us about making history and social studies accessible. 

There are excellent strategies to increase access for dual language learners (and all students, really) through being intentional about…

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Date: Dec 18 2019
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 40 for December 18, 2019


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Date: Dec 16 2019

In 2010, when Emerging America first focused on teaching strategies using primary sources to engage and support English Learners, we built the course content around immigration history, expanding the investigation to include the history of American communities that speak languages other than English. A key part of making curriculum accessible to all learners is teaching topics, concepts, and sk…

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Date: Dec 13 2019
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 39 for December 11, 2019


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Date: Dec 3 2019
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 38 for December 4, 2019


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Date: Dec 2 2019
State Standards

There is growing awareness among state policy makers that teaching Disability History is past due. California’s 2011 Fair Education Act included people with disabilities among groups whose history must be taught. Other states followed. In 2018, new Massachusetts History and Social Science Framework integrated several pivotal developments in disability history, from Dorothea Dix…

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Date: Nov 18 2019
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 37 for November 20, 2019


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Date: Nov 16 2019
Facing the Crisis in Social Studies and Civics Education

Following years of decline in the teaching of History and Social Science, especially in grades K-5, and neglect of civics by schools at all grades, the Massachusetts Legislature and Board of Education each took decisive action in 2018. New state History and Social Science standards elevate civics in the context of inquiry-based Practice…