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Streetcar with surgical-mask-wearing conductor, waves goodbye to two men on street wearing hats & overcoats, one wearing improvised mask.
Date: Sep 20 2021
November, 2021 

Here we are in a new school year of education during a pandemic. This page is being updated less frequently, since by now we have more experience than we had when this resource was begun. Still, new resources are being published all the time, and teachers around the US are facing circumstances that are continuing to change. The exhaustion of teachers is now a factor as large as…

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Sep 8 2021
Develop a Mystery for Your Own K-5 Classroom Register for History’s Mysteries Institute ‡ Register for History’s Mysteries Intro Webinar NEWS “Closing the Gap in Civics for Students with Disabilities in Classrooms from K-12” – Read Rich Cairn’s blog post.  Massachusetts Civic Literacy Coalition Policy and Advocacy Fellow Allison Pao seeks Mass Civics teachers for a survey and/or interviews. (With…
Smiling young student in wheelchair with teen by school bus.
Date: Sep 8 2021
Mind the Gap

Students gain knowledge and skills in civics and history when schools provide effective instruction and when students have opportunities to express their voice and to engage in activities like service-learning. Yet American education is falling far short–in elementary grades in particular–and especially for students with disabilities.