EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 8, Issue 9 for April 14, 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
Inclusion in Civics and History - Easterseals
April 28, 4pm
Interactive event for youth and adults
Massachusetts Civic Learning Week
Join a series of morning, afternoon and evening digital events from organizations across Massachusetts that celebrate civic engagement, civic learning and civic leadership.
More than 30 events for Students, Parents, Educators, and General Audiences.
Emerging America offers further events on Inclusion for Civic Learning through May.
- Mass DESE grants to schools for Civics Teaching and Learning - Applications due May 13. (Contact email@example.com about collaborating with Emerging America.)
- CivXNow - Proposed Federal civics legislation toolkit.
- Complete a short survey to give Emerging America input and to get involved with extending Disability History and Civics nationwide.
- Two Approaches to Rigor in High School Social Studies - Brian Gibbs post in Principal Leadership.
- The Collaborative for Educational Services seeks history teachers for the Department of Youth Services and SEIS.
- Next issue of History eNews is April 28. Submit items to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25.
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.
The Right to Privacy: "The Most Valued and Comprehensive Right"
- Taught by outstanding teacher-leader Kelley Brown and historian David Hudson.
- Earn 67.5 PDPs (MA), 45 hours (other states), or 3 grad credits from Westfield State University.
- May 3 - June 25. Two live webinars: May 19 & June 9. Info & Registration.
2021 Dublin Seminar: Living with Disabilities in New England, 1630 - 1930 - ONLINE
- Scholars from across the U.S.
- Teachers can earn CEUs or 1 grad credit through Emerging America.
- June 25, 3pm to June 26, 4:30pm; June 29, 4pm - teacher workshop
- Mark your calendars. Info.
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
- Meets Massachusetts 15-hour recertification requirement on teaching Students with Disabilities.
- NEW: Access FREE K-12 Curriculum on History of People with Disabilities.
- Maryland teachers welcome! Focus on Massachusetts and Maryland state standards and resources.
- Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America, with Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities.
- Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or optional 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University.
- July 9 - August 8. One live webinar: July 14. Info & Registration.
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
Spring 2021 Inclusion in Civic Learning Series
- Inclusion in Civics and History - Easterseals #TeachDisabilityHistory Campaign
- Desi Forte, Easterseals, Easterseals Massachusetts #teachdisabilityhistory; Jennifer Groskin, Newburyport Middle School; Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America
- Participate in interactive game used in the campaign. Hear from young adult activists about how the campaign came about and how it works as a virtual project. Learn about strategies and resources to support inclusion in civic learning.
- April 28, 2021 - 4:00pm Eastern
- Free. Info and Registration with Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition
- Thinkport Inquiry Kits – Teaching Tools from Maryland Humanities and Maryland Public Television
- Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities
- From early cultures to the modern-day role of the United States, 190 Thinkport kits examine social studies/history themes. Explore Thinkport Inquiry kits on Disability History and Immigration History. https://thinkport.org/tps/
- May 4, 2021 - 4:00pm Eastern
- Free. Info and Registration
- Strategies to Engage All Students in Asking Their Own Questions
Other Emerging America Spring Events
- April 26, 3:30pm Eastern - Developing Civic Identity K-5 - MCLC, Discovering Justice & History's Mysteries Info
- May 7-8 - Teaching History Conference - UC Davis and the California History and Social Science Project. Info.
- May 25, 4pm Eastern - History’s Mysteries - Mass Civics for All spring webinars- Civics in the Elementary Grades. Info.
Contact Rich Cairn firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district or region in 2021.
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 - (log in to see DISCUSSIONS; no log-in needed for ALBUMS):
- DISCUSSION: New Grade 2 Mapping Unit Available in History’s Mysteries
- You may link directly to these resources.
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Planning Student Learning Experiences Using Library of Congress Online Exhibitions: Entrance Narratives
- Jason Reynolds: Grab the Mic April Newsletter
- Planning Student Learning Experiences Using Library of Congress Online Exhibitions: Focus on a Big Idea
EVENTS (online unless otherwise noted)
- April 14-15 - National Service-Learning Conference - National Youth Leadership Council. Info.
- April 18, 2-3pm Eastern - Richard Haas, Council on Foreign Relations - The World: A Brief Introduction - Gilder Lehrman Institute. Info.
- April 19, 6:30pm - George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation - The American Revolution Institute. Info.
- April 19 - Commemorate Anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing - Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum. Info.
- April 21 - Elementary Secondary - Supporting Students During Ever-Changing Times - A virtual workshop with Dr. Robin Gurwitch - Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum - Info.
- April 21, 7pm Eastern - Facing History Now: Conversations on Equity and Justice - Becoming a Multiracial Democracy - Facing History. Info.
- April 21, 6pm Eastern - A Conversation on Police and Justice Reform - JFK Library - Info.
- April 23, 7:30pm Eastern - We the People: Leadership Summit on Civic Education - Info.
- April 27, 4-6pm Eastern - The Executive in Times of Crisis: President Reagan and the Challenger Disaster - Bill of Rights Institute. Info.
- May 6 - Global Summit on Repair, Reconstruction, and Restoration - Facing History - Info.
- July 5-16 - Online - Posters for the People: Using WPA Sources - TPS - University of the Arts. Info.
- July 6-8 - In- Person - Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Through the Lens of Appalachian Culture - Mars Hill University, NC. Info.
- July 19-23 - Virtual - Program for students in grades 5-8: Engineering Matters: Make It - Break It - Fix It - Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Western Mass Writing Project. Info. - Scholarships.
- Gilder Lehrman Summer Courses. Info.
- Combating the Erasure of Asian & Pacific Islander Experiences and Anti-API Violence - Facing History
- Asian Pacific American Center - Smithsonian.
- Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden - one minute interview - Center for Civic Education - see 60 Second Civics series
- Freedom Summer 1964 - digital learning tool (app) from Center on Representative Government - University of Indiana
- The Paradox of the Mongol Empire - California History and Social Science Project
- Digital Literacy Videos - for students - Learning for Justice
- We the People of the Courthouse - A Video Tour of the Moakley US Courthouse by Discovering Justice
- Black Lives Matter / Disability Justice Resources Sampler - Padlet.
- Economic Area Summaries by State - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Civics Multimedia Contest - Constitutional Rights Foundation - Civic Action Project
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