EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 9, Issue 4 for April 13, 2022
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
- Emerging America Blog post preview: Immigrant History, Poetry, and Connection. Link to the full blog post.
Immigrant History, Poetry, and Connection
Blog Post (preview below)
Join us for the July course “Emerging America: Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students.”
Puerto Rican Festival, Lowell, Massachusetts. Photo by Mario Montaño. (1987). Library of Congress. (See blog post.) https://www.loc.gov/item/
- The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will again fund Civics Teaching and Learning Grants to school districts up to $60,000. Apply by May 5. (Emerging America eligible events include: Accessing Inquiry, Inclusive Civic Engagement, and K-5 History’s Mysteries.) Info on civics grants.
- Mass DESE seeks schools for a 2022-23 pilot of its grades 5-7 curriculum, Investigating History. Apply by May 5. Info on grades 5-7 curriculum pilot.
- C.A. Lynch Summer Teacher Fellowship: Teaching Boston Community History - Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library - Create curricula - $1,000 stipends. Apply for fellowship by May 2.
- Teaching Models of Disciplinary Argumentation in Middle School Social Studies: A Framework for Supporting Writing Development - University of Michigan TPS program and Dr. Chandra Alston from North Carolina State University - Journal of Writing Research. Access the Writing Research article.
- Youth are invited to the Youthcan Climate Summit in Boston - May 21, 9am - 3pm Eastern - Email email@example.com for info.
- Longtime Emerging America partner, Springfield Armory National Historic Site is hiring a ranger for its education team. Info from National Parks.
- Teaching with Primary Sources in the Elementary Classroom - asynchronous digital modules - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Collaborative for Educational Services, Mars Hill University, TPS Midwest Region. Info on TPS in Elementary Classrooms.
- Supporting Immigrant Families - Learning for Justice.
- History Unfolded crowd-source project - U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Info on History Unfolded.
- Mass DESE just published an FAQ on the 2021 Genocide Education legislation.
- Next issue of History eNews is May 11. Submit items to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 4.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Contact email@example.com.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Introduction to Elementary Inquiry Using History’s Mysteries
NEW - Teaching Disability History: How the Civil War Changed Disability and American Government
- The morning workshop on the Civil War veterans unit: How the Civil War Transformed Disability.
- Afternoon will showcase the entire K-12 Disability History curriculum and feature a lesson-writing workshop
- Evening webinar with disability historian Graham Warder.
- Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- June 30, 9am-12pm; 12:30-3pm; 7-8pm - Eastern Time. Online.
- Register for Teaching Disability History.
Emerging America: Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students
- Harness current events to deepen understanding of immigration across American history, from the founding of the nation through today. Focus on access strategies.
- Alison Noyes, Emerging America.
- July 8 to July 29. Online. With three live webinars: July 12, 19 & 26
- Register for Immigration Issues.
Develop a Mystery for Your Own Classroom History's Mysteries Institute
- The creators of History’s Mysteries will guide you through deep exploration of this powerful K-5 curriculum and its methods. Choose between customizing a unit for your unique classroom needs or creating a new History’s Mysteries-style lesson on a vital topic.
- Summer: July 24-29 (5-day intensive). Online.
- Laurie Risler, with Kelley Brown.
- Available for 66.5 PDPs or optional 3 graduate credits from Westfield State University.
- Register for the History’s Mysteries Institute.
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & RECORDINGS
See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
- April 26, 1pm Eastern Time - History and Civics Accessibility as a Practical Civil Right - CivXNow - iCivics, Educating All Learners, & Emerging America - Register for Civics Accessibility webinar.
- Recording available of presentation from March 11, 3:45-4:30 - New Inclusive Strategies and Tools for Civic Engagement by Students with Disabilities - part of Mass Civics Learning Week 2022. Access Civic Engagement webinar recording.
NEW AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- Line by Line - Transcribed Correspondence Collections from the Veterans History Project
- Library of Congress Magazine - March/April - Film on paper. Gershwin Award. And more.
- “Dear Folks”: Highlighting Veterans History Project’s New Suite of Correspondence Collection Resources.
- Undergraduates: Apply for 2022 Library of Congress Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program.
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Featured this week - (log in to see DISCUSSIONS; no log-in needed for ALBUMS):
- DISCUSSION: Examples of civic action/civic engagement by Native Americans in US history and before - add to the list!
- DISCUSSION: Crowdsource -- How would you teach this primary source? Hard history.
- DISCUSSION: Refugees
- DISCUSSION: Spring Break Sensitivity
- INSIDER POST: War in Ukraine
You may link directly to these resources.
- ALBUM: Lincoln’s Funeral.
- ALBUM: Before the Interstates there was the Lincoln Highway
- ALBUM: Bessie Coleman: America’s First Black Female Aviatrix
- ALBUM: Expanding on Wordle Activities with Primary Sources
- ALBUM: Abolitionist Cartoons and Images
- ALBUM: Political Cartoons and Public Debate with ELL Scaffolds
- ALBUM: Woody Guthrie: How can a song impact?
- ALBUM: Mostly Mississippi, A very Damp Adventure
- ALBUM: Atlanta Student Movement
- ALBUM: Identification Tags
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Poetry Is Everywhere at the Library of Congress!
- Poetry Broadsides: A Creative Way to Bring Poetry to the Public
- Red Cross Posters and Tableaux Vivants
- Thomas Edison’s Favorite Invention: The Phonograph
- Understanding Huge Numbers: If All the Seas Were One Sea…
- Fostering Close Observations: Exploring Bat Anatomy through Scientific Illustrations
- Mathematics and Misinformation
- Jules Verne and His Geographical Novels
- Women’s History Month: Occupations and Contributions
- Apply Now! Summer 2022 Professional Development at the Library of Congress
DISABILITY HISTORY RESOURCES & UPDATES
- April 12, noon - webinar - Finding Pictures: Deaf History Month - Library of Congress. Info on Finding Picture: Deaf History webinar.
- April 21, 1-3pm - Deaf Community and Culture and Best Practices for Libraries - San José State Univ. Info on Deaf History Month Symposium.
- Self-Advocacy and U.S. Disability History - America 250. Link to the article on U.S. Disability History.
- Fact Sheet: Advancing Disability Inclusive Democracy in the United States and Globally - December 3, 2021 - U.S. White House. Link to the White House fact sheet.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court Order Limits Voting by Those with Disabilities - Milwaukee Sentinel - March 23, 2022 - How could your students discuss this story? Note of context: there is no evidence of significant voter fraud anywhere in the U.S. in decades.
- Saving Soldiers: Medical Practice in the Revolutionary War - in-person and online exhibits - The American Revolution Institute.
- April 14, 7:30pm - Rural Technologies: Rural Electrification and Land Use in the 1930s - National Council for History Education (NCHE). Info on rural tech webinar.
- April 14, 3:30-5pm - Learning Together about Firsting and Lasting: Exploring Indigenous History - Facing History and Ourselves. Info on Indigenous History webinar.
- April 20, 6pm - On site and online - 54th Unmarked Dead in Olustee, Florida - Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on 54th graves.
- April 21, 7-8pm - Using Primary Sources to Engage Students in Civic Inquiry - National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Info on Civic Inquiry webinar.
- April 22-24 - On site: Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI - History on Wheels: Technology & Innovation In America's Auto Industry - stipends - National Council of History Education (NCHE). Info on Ford seminar.
- April 24, 10am-noon - in-person - Walking tour - Florence, Massachusetts - Black Lives in the Connecticut River Valley - David Ruggles Center. Info on Ruggles Center.
- April 25, 6pm - On site and online - Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet: The Favorite Founder’s Divisive Death, Enduring Afterlife, & Blueprint for American Prosperity - Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on Franklin talk.
- April 26, 4pm: Reframing History, Planning the 250th - Mass Humanities. Info on 250th planning.
- April 27, 4-6pm - Confronting Apartheid: Teaching about the Struggle for Freedom - Facing History and Boston University. Info on Apartheid curriculum and workshop.
- April 28, 6pm - Confronting Economic Injustice: The Story of Parcel C, in Boston’s Chinatown - Michael Liu, David Moy, Lydia Lowe and Carolyn Chou. Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on Chinatown panel.
- April 29-30 - Day 1 Virtual - Day 2 UC Irvine - A Spotlight On Teaching Asian American Studies Across the Curriculum - California History and Social Science Project. Info on Teaching for Justice conference.
- May 12, 6am-12:30pm Eastern Time - The Social Studies Collective: Teaching for Equity with Primary Sources - online project-based learning workshop - EdCurious. Info on Teaching Equity workshop.
- May 12-14 - On site: Museum of History and Innovation, Seattle - Indigenous Innovations - stipends - NCHE. Info on Indigenous Innovations seminar.
- May 21, 7-8pm - Primary Sources and Digital Media Literacy - NCSS. Info on Digital Media webinar.
- June 24-25 - hybrid: virtual and in-person Deerfield, Massachusetts - Tools and Toolmaking in New England - Dublin Seminar - Historic Deerfield. Info on Dublin Seminar.
- June 27-July 1 and July 25-29 - on-site Summer Institutes on Primary Sources and Project Based Learning - Maryland Humanities. Info on Maryland institutes.
- June 29, 7-8pm - From Surviving to Thriving: Creating Equitable Environments through Emotional Intelligence and Culturally Relevant Practices - Facing History and Ourselves. Info on Thriving webinar.
- July 7-8 - in-person Atlanta - TPS Professional Learning Conference: Engaging the Long Arc of the Civil Rights Movement - Info on the Civil Rights conference.
- July 11-15 & 18-22, 8:30am-12:30pm - in-person Boston - America's Silenced Histories - JFK Library. Info on Silenced Histories.
- July 19-21 - on site - Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL - NCHE. Info on Space Center seminar.
- July 31 to August 5 - Georgetown University, Washington - Project Citizen Research Program. Info on Project Citizen Research Program.
- August 1-5 - Southbridge, Massachusetts - Civics+Data - Learn to use data to strengthen civics projects - Mass DESE. Info on Civics+Data workshop.
- October 24 - in-person - Cape Cod - Mass Council for the Social Studies conference - Mark your calendars.
- November 10-13 - in-person Los Angeles - National Humanities Conference. Apply to present at Humanities Conf.
- March 23-25, 2023 - in-person Salt Lake City - National Council for History Education conference. Mark your calendar.
- Massachusetts Civic Learning Week 2022 - recordings and resources.
- Massachusetts Civics for All - Asynchronous Resources for the Classroom.
- Women’s History Resources from the National Council for History Education.
- U.S. History Collection from PBS Learning Media.
- America 250 - looking ahead to 2026.
- TPS Micro-credentials: Barat Foundation - Emerging America, Citizen U, the NEA, TPS Western Region, & Right Question Institute. Access the TPS Micro-credential Library.
- Environmental History Resources - California History and Social Science Project.
- Harvard University's Democratic Knowledge Project offers a step-by-step workbook for Student-led Civics Projects.
- Federal Budget Simulation - lesson plan from the JFK Presidential Library.
- Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives The Volunteer for March, 2022.
NEW BLOG POST
Blog Post: Immigrant History, Poetry and Connection
By Alison Noyes
In this blog post, we offer a variety of teaching resources, and invite you to join us for the July course, “Emerging America: Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students.”
President Roosevelt, touring Ellis Island
in 1906, watched the people from steerage
line up for their six-second physical….
my grandmother, a girl in that Great Hall’s
polyglot, reverberating vault
more terrible than church, dazed by the stars
and stripes in the vast banner up in front….
The Buttonhook, by Mary Jo Salter, in https://poets.org/text/
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