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History eNews from Emerging America – April 3, 2019

Published on Wed, 04/03/2019


  • Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30-5:00pm. Social Studies Leaders of Western Mass PLC. Haymarket Cafe, Northampton. Contact:
  • Article from Teaching Tolerance: Existence Is Resistance: Supporting Student-Led Social Change
  • Review the BARAT-Constitutional Rights Foundation “Citizen U” Curriculum (Illinois). Five who do will be in a raffle for $100 gift certificates. Information.
  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting will make thousands of Sesame Street episodes available, working with Library of Congress. – Information

Technological Innovation and People with Disabilities

How do we tell stories about technology that are about people not gadgets?

Man sitting on chair in suit with prosthetic legs.

[John W. January, veteran of Co. B, 14th Illinois Cavalry Regiment, with prosthetic legs] / Photographed by Bowman, Ottawa, Ills. [c. 1894].

Reporting from the National Council for History Education institute on Technological Innovation and Patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.



Summer courses coming soon.

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social StudiesInstructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.

  • April 23 and May 21 – Northampton.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Singing for Women’s Suffrage: A New Digital Collection from the Library of Congress
  • Singing for Political Change: Celebrating Music In Our Schools Month with Library of Congress Primary Sources

Library of Congress News:

  • Symposium on Diversity in Children’s Literature – Recording
  • Library Acquires Trove of Letters from Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz – Information
  • Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music – Now Available Online – Information

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.

  • April 9 – 12:30-1:45pm – Holyoke Community College’s Enduring Racism Speaker Series – Language, Status & Stigma: The Paradox of Bilingualism
  • April 9 – 7pm – NCSS: An Issue-Centered Approach to Classroom Debate & Deliberation – Information
  • April 10 – 7pm – Historic Northampton: Tracking Down the Stories of Child Laborers – Information
  • April 11 – 6-7:30pm – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: Robert Caro – Writing History – Information and Registration
  • April 16 – 6-7:30pm – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum – A Conversation with His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos Calderon – Information and Registration
  • April 18 – 4pm – Umass History Department: “The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago,” A Book Talk with Civil Rights Attorney Flint Taylor – Information
  • April 27 – 9am – 4:30pm – Historic Deerfield: Federal Cabinetmaking – Kneeland and Adams of Hartford – Information and Registration
  • May 7 – 2019 Massachusetts Conference on Volunteerism – Information and Registration

Summer 2019:

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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.