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History eNews from Emerging America - April 25, 2018

Published on Mon, 04/23/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 17 for April 25, 2018


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Miss Helen Keller reading Mrs. Coolidge's lips, c. Jan 12, 1925

Because this film will play a vital role in advancing interest in and understanding of disability history, we are taking the highly unusual step of encouraging readers to review this Kickstarter campaign, watch the compelling film trailer, and consider making a contribution. Spread the word!

- Rich Cairn, Director, Emerging America

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities Register now for June 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 ($72.50) Free to teachers of North Adams Public Schools. Register
  • NEW! June 28-29 - Springfield ($72.50) Free to teachers of Springfield Public Schools. Register
  • NEW! July 18-20 - CES, Northampton - Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. $250. Register.
  • NEW! July 30-31 - Boston Public Library - Immigration and Maps (Registration opens soon!)


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Primary Sources in Science Classrooms: Revisiting Favorite Posts
  • Poetry and Primary Sources

New at LoC.Gov!

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • April 28 - 9:30am-3:30pm - Deerfield Community Center - “Beyond the Veil: Disease, Death & Hopes of Redemption” - Info and Registration
  • May 4 - 12:15pm - The Amherst Historical Society and Museum - Christopher Clark, “The Bran-Bread Philosopher” Sylvester Graham and the Science of Human Life - Info
  • May 17 - 1pm (live stream) - Library of Congress - Veterans History Projects Hosts Panel Discussion of Effects of PTSD in Crime and Rehabilitation - Info

Other Resources:

Summer 2018:

  • Summer Institute - DESE will host a three-day statewide Civics Education Institute for 250 educators July 24-26 in Marlborough. Register by school district.
  • June 25-29 - Summer Institute at Mars Hill University - Musical Legacy of Appalachia: Using Ballads to Teach Poetry - Registration
  • July 10 and 11, 9am-3pm - Maps as Primary Sources to Energize Math, Science, and other STEAM Curricula - Melrose High School, Boston, MA - Info and Registration
  • July 18 and 19 - Teaching and Learning with the 4QM - Brookline, MA - Info and Registration
    • “Four Question Method” is a pedagogical system that helps history teachers create units and lessons with clear purpose and focus, and helps students to learn both content and historical thinking skills.
  • July 24 and 25 - 9am-3pm - Increase Student Engagement within STEAM Education by Exploring the Power of Primary Sources - Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA - Info and Registration
  • National Council for the Social Studies - Summer Professional Learning:

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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.