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History eNews from Emerging America - April 8, 2020

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Published on Wed, 04/08/2020

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 12 for April 8, 2020

 

NEWS

 

Resources for Education During a Pandemic 

(See blog post and new resources below.)

“Hospital slippers…” (1861)

Do you know people who are making Covid-19 masks for hospitals? Philadelphia women used this pattern during the American Civil War to make slippers for convalescing soldiers. 

“Providing Comfort for Veterans: Primary Sources from the Civil War and Beyond” - blog post for teachers from the Library of Congress.

 

HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES AT EMERGING AMERICA

PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University. 

  • Accessing Civic Engagement with Students with Disabilities. Launching the discussion. Introducing resources, strategies, and tools. Facilitators: Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes.
    • April 29 - 3:30-4:45pm EST - ONLINE. Register

 

  • America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond. Featuring five live webinar sessions, Tuesdays at 7:00 - June 30 to July 28. There will be an optional live webinar session in Spanish on July 21 at 8pm. All sessions will be recorded. Instructor/Scholars: Sebastiaan FaberPeter N. CarrollRich Cairn, and Kelley Brown.
    • June 29 to July 31, 2020 - ONLINE. REGISTER

 

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources - Instructors: Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.

 

 

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this FREE network

Featured this week - YOU MUST LOGIN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/

  • Let’s Ride: Roller Coaster Design and Primary Sources
  • Core Strategies for Working with Primary Sources: Primary Source Analysis

BLOG - Resources for Education during a Pandemic

by Alison Noyes, Assistant Director, Emerging America (We will keep this post updated through school closure.) 

The nationwide closure of schools across the United States in March, 2020 changed all teachers’ plans. With email inboxes flooded with updates, it is hard for anyone to keep up. 

Here at Emerging America, we offer a clearinghouse of information specifically for teachers of History, Social Studies, and Civics. In this post we gather the resources that have been made available to teachers who are rapidly retooling their curriculum for remote learning and enrichment for students sheltering at home. 

Throughout the closure, this post will be updated with new additions and changes (we welcome submissions!). Headings for the annotated resources include: Remote Teaching for History, Social Studies, and Civics: Pedagogy • Social Studies Links • Pandemic content to teach • Current Events • Museums and Virtual Tours; Resources for Schools: Compendiums of links • Standards and Resources for PD and IEP & 504 Needs • Online Learning Platforms; History, Social Studies and Civic Engagement Opportunities for Students: Resources • Projects • Community Service; New Dates for Previously Scheduled Events. Click here for full post.

NEWLY POSTED RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ONLINE: 

We will list only notable NEW resources here each week. See blog (link above) for complete list.  

 


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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.