- Collaborative for Educational Services – Department of Youth Services Summer Jobs:
- Teaching Tolerance – Educator Grants (School, District, and Classroom Level)
- Voting Rights Workshops – May 16, 17, or 20. Info. Mass Center for Civics Education and Kennedy Institute.
- Editorial about Mass Civic Engagement funding legislation. Also see Mass Civic Learning Coalition.
Understanding and Teaching the US Constitution in the 21st Century
Emerging America Summer Online Course with Kelley Brown
New 8th Grade Civics Teachers and all others welcome!
Scene at signing of the Constitution of the United States.
George Washington presiding. Sept. 17, 1787. Howard Chandler Christy. (1940).
Full color available at: https://www.aoc.gov/art/other-paintings-and-murals/signing-constitution
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / Or optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. Instructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.
- April 23 and May 21 – Northampton.
- NEW SESSION: July 8-9 – South Hadley Public Library.
Understanding and Teaching the U.S. Constitution in the 21st Century. Instructor Kelley Brown.
- NEW SESSION: July 1 to Aug. 16 – Fully Online.
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Instructors Alison Noyes and Laurie Risler. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour requirement for professional development on strategies to teach students with disabilities and diverse learners.
- NEW SESSION: July 29-30 – South Hadley Public Library.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
- Featured this week – YOU MUST LOGIN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:
- Feature Discussions:
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Starting Conversations with Students about Personal Spending, Investing, and Stewardship with Historical Receipts
- Science Teachers – Meet Us in St. Louis (At the NSTA Conference)
- Primary Sources for Musical Learning: Analyzing Primary Sources through Movement
- For National Poetry Month Stop by the Teachers Corner From the Catbird’s Seat
- The Evolution of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!”
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.
- April 11 – July 7. New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. “Wheelhouse Technology: Sounding Leads to Satellites” https://fishingheritagecenter.org/on-site-exhibits/ Also new curriculum. Field trips welcome.
- April 25 – 5:30-7pm – Preview Event: John Adams Courthouse Visitors Film – RSVP to email@example.com
- April 27 – 9am – 4:30pm – Historic Deerfield: Federal Cabinetmaking – Kneeland and Adams of Hartford – Information and Registration
- April 30 – 3:30pm – Teaching Tolerance Webinar: Teaching Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage – Register
- April 30 – 9:30-11:30am – Franklin County Law Day – Greenfield Community College
- May 1 – 9-11am – Hampshire County Law Day – Hampshire County Courthouse. https://northwesternda.org/law-day
- May 1 – 7pm – Pioneer Valley History Network: “At Sword’s Point: A Labor History of Franklin County” – Belding Memorial Library, Ashfield, MA
- May 6 – 7pm – Pioneer Valley History Network: “At Sword’s Point: A Labor History of Franklin County” – Forbes Library, Northampton, MA
- May 9 – 8:30am-3:15pm – We the People: Stories of Strength and Struggle in Challenging Times – A Conference for Teachers Grade 3-8 and School Librarians – Information and Registration
- June 8 – The David Ruggles Center will introduce new curriculum at its Teachers Institute 2019 held on June 8 in Florence. Learn more at davidrugglescenter.org
- History Camp Pioneer Valley – Holyoke Community College – Information
- MCSS – Unrepresented Voices of the American Revolution – Application information available in late April
- Online Course – Starts July 10
- Face-to-Face Course – August 12-16
- UMass Boston – Boston Through a Wider Lense – August 5-9 – Information and Application
- The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife (sponsored by Historic Deerfield) – Entertainments at Taverns and Long Rooms in New England (1700-1900) – Information and Application
- Teaching Tolerance – Teaching and Learning About Reconstruction
- Right Question Institute – Steps of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) & Video Guide
- See this excellent explanation of the logical fallacy “False Equivalence,” so common and so dangerous in our world today.
- Students can google the term “False Equivalence” and analyze the examples cited to judge whether they really are or are not cases of this logical fallacy.
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