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History eNews from Emerging America - April 18, 2018

Published on Tue, 04/17/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 16 for April 18, 2018


  • Next Step to Formal Adoption of the Framework
  • Summer Institute - DESE will host a three-day statewide Civics Education Institute for 250 educators July 24-26 in Marlborough
    • CES is planning the event in partnership with the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education, Generation Citizen, and DESE staff.
    • Each district team (determined by the superintendent, not at the school level), must complete an application for all members of the team. Most districts may send teams of two or three educators; Commissioners Districts and Gateway Cities (listed on the registration site), may send teams of four. At a minimum, each team must include a curriculum leader and a middle school history-social science teacher. Register. For questions about the Institute, contact CES directly.
  • Civics Legislation - Legislation to support civics education is making its way through the legislature. For additional information, see the latest version of the legislation, S. 2375.

New York Yankees president Frank Farrell presents loving cup to Yankees manager Harry Wolverton as Red Sox and Yankees players look on at Hilltop park, New York, April 11, 1912.

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” 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.

  • 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”.)

Mark your calendars:

  • NEW! June 26-27 - North Adams (Registration opens this week!) ($72.50) Free to teachers of North Adams Public Schools.
  • NEW! June 28-29 - Springfield (Registration opens this week!) ($72.50) Free to teachers of Springfield Public Schools.
  • NEW! July 18-20 - CES, Northampton (Registration opens soon!) Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. $250.
  • NEW! July 30-31 - Boston Public Library - Immigration and Maps (Registration opens soon!)


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Encouraging Citizens to “Wake Up and Read” - Celebrating National Library Week and School Library Month with Primary Sources
  • Exploring Performance and Improvisation at the Library of Congress

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • April 17 - 6-8pm - Wistariahurst - “La Bomba Francesca de Guayama, Puerto Rico” Lecture - Info
  • April 25 - 7-8pm - FCCEAS - Shaping the Future Emperor through English Language Lessons: Elizabeth Vining and Crown Prince Akihoto - Registration
  • April 28 - 9:30am-3:30pm - Deerfield Community Center - Pioneer Valley History Network - Beyond the Veil: Disease, Death & Hopes of Redemption - Info and Registration
  • April 28 - 1-5pm - The Amherst Historical Society and Museum - Tour Mabel Loomis Todd’s Amherst - Tickets (Fee)
  • April 29 - 2-3:30pm - JFK Library and Museum - A Conversation with John Lithgow - Info
  • May 2 - 7-8pm - FCCEAS - Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering the Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong’s Work for Sustainable Farming - Registration
  • May 10 - 6-9pm - Primary Source - Newton, MA - Eat, Drink, and Be Thoughtful (Fee) - Info
  • May 19 - 8:30am-6pm - Historic Deerfield -Connoisseurship and Artful Deceptions: Understanding 18th-Century Ceramics - Info and Registration  

Other Resources:

Summer 2018:

  • July 9-13 - Primary Source - Newton, MA - Literature and History of American Protest (Fee) - Optional 67.5 PDPs or 3 grad credits - Info
  • July 16-20 - Primary Source - Natick High School - Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century(Fee) - Option 67.5 PDPs or 3 grade credits - Info
  • June 27 and 28, 8:30AM-3:30PM Leaders in Teaching with Primary Sources - Melrose High School Learning Commons (+3hrs flipped online) - 15PDPs - Info and Registration
  • July 28 - Holyoke Community College - History Camp - Info
  • July 29-August 2 - James Madison Legacy Project - Suffolk University - Info

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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.