EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 11 for April 1, 2020
- Library of Congress TPS Western Region - Webinars on Tech Tools & Primary Sources.
- League of Women Voters of Massachusetts "Teen Voting Rights Challenge" student video contest asks: "Should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?" Give their opinion in a 30-second video. Due April 30. Prizes: $500, $250, & $100. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 857-452-1715.
- Pioneer Valley Historical Network invites historical institutions to participate in The Revolution Happened Here project. Contact: email@example.com.
- Massachusetts Service Alliance - Digital Volunteer Opportunities.
Students Can Do Real Research Online with Chronicling America: Historic Newspapers at the Library of Congress
This photo is from Library of Congress Print and Photographs Collection: https://www.loc.gov/resource/anrc.02654/.
“Precautions taken in Seattle, Wash., during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic would not permit anyone to ride on the street cars without wearing a mask. 260,000 of these were made by the Seattle Chapter of the Red Cross which consisted of 120 workers, in three days.”
Students can readily access newspapers from 1787 to 1963. They can try search terms, or–such as this list of Spanish Flu articles–search for text sets compiled by staff librarians.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
- Accessing Civic Engagement with Students with Disabilities: Launching the discussion. 75-minute webinar introducing resources, strategies, and tools. Facilitators: Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Register.
- April 29 - 3:30-4:45pm EST - ONLINE
- Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources - Instructors: Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.
- July 6-31 - ONLINE Register.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
Featured this week - YOU MUST LOGIN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:
- Check out many great resources posted in the TPS Teaching Online with Primary Sources group:
- John Snow and the 1854 Cholera Epidemic Map
- Using Padlet as an online tool for inquiry
- How to be Culturally Relevant from afar
- Young Learners, Technology, and Learning at Home: A Discussion
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
Join Us Tues & Thurs 2:00 (Eastern Time)! Online Office Hours for Education from the Library of Congress
Analyzing Progressive Era Political Cartoons to Introduce Social Studies Students to Economic Concepts
- April 2 - 7pm (Webinar) - More Deadly Than War: How Do We Teach the Lessons of Pandemics –While We Are in One? - Information and Registration
- April 7 - 4pm (Webinar) - A Model Independent Study Unit (Civil Rights) - Information and Registration
- April 8 - 4:30pm (Webinar) - Using The QFT with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress. In partnership with the National Council for the Social Studies and InquirED - Information and Registration
- April 15 - 7:30-9pm (Webinar) - AP Human Geography Prepping your students for the 45-minute FRQs - Information and Registration
- April 26-28 (Webinar) - Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference - Information and Registration
RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ONLINE:
- Massachusetts Civics and Social Studies Resources - https://k12civics.tufts.edu/
- Watch for new list of digital resources from the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition.
- Resources for schools and families from the Collaborative for Educational Services from pre-K-12.
- JFK Library began a weekly digest - Access digital resources such as 1963 Physical Fitness pamphlet
- PBS Learning - Spanish Language Resources
- Primary Source World curricula are currently free - Information
- Facing History and Ourselves - Videos now open without login
- Question Focus Ideas to Use at Home: Sarah Westbrook, RQI's director of professional learning, suggests eight QFocus ideas to use at home with kids. They'll learn and have fun by doing science in the kitchen, going outside, and questioning what they see in the news, among other things.
- Virtual Walks through seven major Japanese art museums.
- "Letters from an American" - Analysis of political events with a historical lens, by Boston College professor Heather Cox Richardson.
- Newsela: Asian Americans say some politicians stoking stigma with coronavirus.
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