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History eNews from Emerging America - April 11, 2018

Published on Tue, 04/17/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 15 for April 11, 2018


Child Immigrant Experiences of

Early 1900s and Today

New Accessible Lesson at!

See info below.

Teacher in high-necked dress and apron, seated at a table with toy house and other objects, surrounded by a group of 6 girls of varied heights, as the littlest girl points and several appear to speak as the teacher points with one hand to a motion her other hand is making.

1909 photo of immigrant children at school in Boston, detail.

“Steamer Glass [i.e. class]” in Hancock School, Boston. Immigrant children.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

Image available at:

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities Register now for Spring 2018.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact ACCESSING INQUIRY FOR ALL LEARNERS: Hands-on workshop to learn and practical skills for teaching diverse learners.

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources:
    • April 24 & May 15 - 8am - 4pm - Northampton ($72.50) Registration.
  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources:
    • April 26 & May 8 - 8am - 3pm - Danbury, CT ($89) Registration. (Click “Register for Courses”.)

“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Mathematics and Primary Sources: Historic Codes, Ciphers, and Computational Thinking, Part II - the Women Codebreakers of WWII
  • Native Americans in the First World War and the Fight for Citizenship

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • April 9 - Online Class (Fee) - ELA Smart Brief - Professional Development on teaching about the Holocaust - Info
  • April 14 - 10am-4pm - Historic Deerfield
    • Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster - Info
    • History Workshop: Learn to write with a Quill Pen - Info
    • Gunsmithing Demonstration - Info
    • Silversmithing Demonstration - Info
  • April 16- April 22  - 9:30am-4pm - Historic Deerfield - Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: What’s for Dinner - Info
  • April 16- April 22 - 12-4pm - Historic Deerfield - Quilling and Curling: An Art Form that Celebrates the Natural World - Info
  • April 17 - 4pm - UMass Amherst History Department - Aurora Levins Morales: “Memory is Our Soil: Bringing History into the Commons” - Info
  • April 19 - 7pm - Parlor of the Hatfield Congregational Church - Hatfield Historical Society - Who Walked This Valley Before There Was a Hatfield or a Hadley?
  • May 4 - 7-9pm - Western Massachusetts Jobs with Justice - Voices of Working People’s History - Info

Other Resources:

Summer 2018:

  • June 27-28 - Melrose. ALL WELCOME. Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources. SEEM Collaborative. Continue the conversation and practice of finding and using a wealth of primary source materials. FREE. Contact Josh Cristiano.
  • Jul 18 and 19 - 9am- 3pm - 4QM Teaching - Brookline, MA - Four Question Method Workshop - Info

New Accessible Lesson Plan: Child Immigrant Experiences of Early 1900s and Today

This elementary school lesson engages students with primary source materials that make vivid the journeys and lives of immigrant children in the early 20th century and today. It features video interviews with kids who have recently immigrated and archival photos of child immigrants from the turn of the 20th century. Designed to help elementary school students learn from primary and secondary sources, and also uses historical fiction and imaginative prompts to develop understanding and empathy for the immigrant experience. ********************************** History eNews welcomes YOUR news & events. Published most Wednesdays; deadline Monday noon. Archived at - Reply to to be removed from this list. Register for CES events. Teacher-created lessons, primary source sets, & assessments at: Follow Emerging America on Twitter and Facebook.  


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.