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History eNews from Emerging America -

Published on Tue, 05/09/2017

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 18 for May 10, 2017


  • Due to high enrollment, Emerging America has added a section of the online course “Black Community and Agency: Fighting the Color Line (1877-1940).” REGISTER.
  • Due to low enrollment, we cancelled the face-to-face course ““Teaching Civics, Civic Action, and American Ideals through Early 20th Century Black Struggles for Equality.”
  • The Collaborative for Educational Services seeks a History teacher for Special Educational in Institutional Settings - Department of Mental Health in Tewksbury, MA. Application info.
  • DESE seeks help writing standards for state ELA assessments. Starts Aug. 14. Contact Jason Hilton -  
  • Sen. Harriette Chandler spoke at Civics Literacy Conference May 8. Sen. Chandler introduced S215 - Civic Engagement bill. Watch this space for updates. Your advocacy for Civics and Social Studies is needed!
  • If you are tired of the marginalization of Social Studies, the best way to act is to join the Mass Council for the Social Studies.
unnamed (8) Rich Cairn and Catherine Glennon present at 2017 Massachusetts Civics Literacy Conference in Boston: Investigations for Civic Action–Access for ALL Learners. If you need PD 15 hours on teaching English Learners and want to focus on strategies for the Social Studies, register for Accessing Inquiry for ELs through Primary Sources. August 1-2, Greenfield.


How can I meet state requirements (15 hours each) for Professional Development on teaching Social Studies to students with disabilities? English Learners?
  • July 11-12 - “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” - Cambridge, Mass. Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER. Email to reserve a space.
  • August 1-2 - “Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources” - Greenfield Community College. Audrey Morse and Rich Cairn. Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER.
“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available. How can I teach skills for civic life with current events?   
  • July 5 - August 5 - ONLINE - “Black Community and Agency: Fighting the Color Line (1877-1940)”. With outstanding instructors: Kelley Brown and Amilcar Shabazz! Available for 3 grad credits in History. REGISTER.


  • July 12 - August 16 - Online Course - TPS PD Providers Institute - Waynesburg State University. Register.


  • May 13, 9:30am - 12:30pm - Springfield Armory - Arsenal for the Allies: New England Arms Makers in the World War.
  • May 13, 2pm - Amherst West Cemetery - Honoring Amherst’s Black Civil War Soldiers. Contact  
  • June 24 - Historic Deerfield - Dublin Seminar: Small World: Toys, Dolls, and Games in New England, 1620-1920.
  • July 11-13 - DC - National Council for the Social Studies 2017 Summer Legislative Institute $199-members.
  • Primary Source. Summer Institutes. Fees apply. Including:
    • July 17-21 - Natick - Revisiting Early America. Grades 6-12.
    • July 24-28 - Canton - Dynamics of the Modern Middle East.
    • July 31-August 4 - Boston - Cultural Proficiency for Today’s Diverse Schools.
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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.