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History eNews from Emerging America - April 2, 2015

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Published on Thu, 04/02/2015

NEWS

  • Summer Institute open for registration: America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940) - Eric Arnesen, George Washington Univ.. Kelley Brown & Laurie Risler, teacher-leaders. Rich Cairn, Emerging America. June 29 to July 2 (with ½-day in Oct.).
  • April 6, 4:00pm - “Transnational Fight for the Rights of Undocumented Migrants, 1965-1986" - Ana Raquel Minian, Stanford Univ. (Now 4:00. Was 4:30.) http://www.umass.edu/history/about/feinbergseries.html

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

  • Western Mass. Social Studies Professional Learning Community - April 7, 3:30-5:00pm. Snacks. Civics Education and Civic Engagement is topic. Contact rcairn@collaborative.org for info. All welcome!
  • VIETNAM WAR’S ENDURING GRIP ON AMERICA: After 50 years. Chris Appy, UMass, & oral histories of Vietnam vets & peace activists. Veterans Education Project & UMass History Department, with sponsorship of Five College Peace and World Security Studies.  April 23, 7:00 p.m., the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass Amherst. FREE.
    • Earn PDPs for this talk if you also complete the July 14, 8:30-4:00 Emerging America workshop on Voices of the Armory. (See below.)
  • Boston Public Library Summer Opportunities: http://maps.bpl.org/professional_development
    • Mapping Boston’s Role in the American Revolution. July 13-17. Institute.
    • 2015 Teacher Fellowship Program: The American Revolution Era (1750-1800)
MARK SUMMER CALENDAR – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! ALL FREE - Deadline June 15. FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program

Posts on Teacher Blog:

  • The Great Gatsby - Establishing Context with Primary Sources. Info.
  • Celebrating Cesar Chavez: Primary Sources on Farm Workers Living and Working Conditions. Info.

OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES & EVENTS

  • April 6 - The Earliest Origins of American-American Families of Western Massachusetts: 1650-1865. http://wistariahurst.org/events-2/
  • April 6, 10:am-3:00pm - UMass - Oral History Crash Course - http://bit.ly/1bCpbmu
  • April 10 - 8:00am-3:00pm. Bill of Rights Institute - Free workshop in Boston.
  • American Antiquarian Society Spring Events.
    • April 9 - “Lincoln’s Republicanism as a Way of Life” - Richard Wightman Fox
    • April 23 - Panel of NEH scholarship
    • May 12 - “Radical Philosophy at the Origin of the American Public” - Matthew Stewart

Summer

  • July 14-17 - Bridgewater State University. AP Geography. Free. Earn $100 stipend. 40 PDPs. Contact Dr. Vernon Domingo. vdomingo@bridgew.edu
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Rich Cairn

Director, Emerging America
Rich Cairn has directed the Emerging America program since 2006. Emerging America includes Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Institutes: "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry."