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History eNews from Emerging America - August 11, 2016

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Published on Thu, 08/11/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 22 for August 11, 2016

  • Sept 6 is deadline to apply for 2016-2017 History Institute - Teaching in the Age of Mass Incarceration, sponsored by UMass Amherst Dept. of History & CES Emerging America. Apply by Sept. 6. Space limited. Teacher Institute. (See next item.)

  • Sept. 20 begins yearlong Feinberg Family Lecture Series: The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Sponsored by UMass Amherst Department of History. Feinberg series. No registration required for the speaker series. Do sign in!

Freedom by Ronnie Goodman.jpg

“Freedom,” by Ronnie Goodman. http://www.ronniegoodman.com

Used with permission.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • Oct. 29 - Northampton - First to Fight: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) - In Spanish and English. (Date confirmed. Registration open soon!)

  • November 8 - Teaching Struggling Learners with Primary Sources - Intro workshop.


RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - http://LoC.Gov/teachers

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Five Questions with Ken Drexler, Digital Reference Specialist. Post.

  • Five Questions with Jaqueline Coleburn, Rare Book Cataloguer, Rare Book Room. Post.


OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES

  • August to October. “A Life in Letters: Elizabeth Porter Huntington Sessions” Early Connecticut Valley life. (1813-1855). Mixed media installation by Kristin Malin. Info.

  • Sept. 8. 12:15pm. The Art of Illustrated Maps. John Roman. Springfield Museums.

  • Oct 22, 8:30am-12pm - 80th Anniversary of M-1 “Garand” Rifle. Springfield Armory National Historic Site.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Marlborough - Mass Council for the Social Studies - Fall Conference.

  • Free Lesson: “ISIS and American Foreign Policy” from Bill of Rights Institute.

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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.