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History eNews from Emerging America - August 15, 2018

Published on Wed, 08/15/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 31 for August 15, 2018


  • Emerging America fall courses open for registration!
  • The UMass Amherst History Department announces Another World is Possible: Teaching for Liberation, a workshop series for educators offered in conjunction with the 2018 Feinberg Series and in partnership with the Collaborative and the David Ruggles Center. Participants will attend workshops, lectures and panel discussions with locally and nationally renowned scholars, educators and movement leaders. Participation is FREE, and PDPs or two grad credit are available upon request (processing fees apply for credit and PDPs). Series content connects to civics in 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks - Info

Back to School!

Poster promoting reading and library use, showing children near bookshelves.

Federal Art Project, V. Donaghue, 1940.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES NEW!!! - Fall and winter courses open for registration! Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary  Sources. Meets 15-hour Massachusetts requirement for professional development on teaching students with disabilities. Earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit (extra fee applies) from Westfield State University. Directly supports content and Practice Standards of 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework! Offered twice:

  • Oct. 24 and Nov. 8 - CES, Northampton.
  • Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 - Drury High School, North Adams (Free to North Adams teachers.) Register.

NEW: Special one-day workshop on Accessing Inquiry for English Learners (no PDPs or grad credit):

  • Oct. 10 - 8am - 3:00pm - EdAdvance, Danbury Connecticut

Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum. How will YOU meet the new Massachusetts requirement to offer civic engagement projects? Learn the basics. Generate and test fly a specific action plan. Taught by national service-learning and civic engagement leader, Rich Cairn. Register.

  • Oct. 4 and Nov. 28 - CES, Northampton.
  • Jan. 23 and March 13 - CES, Northampton.

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. Examine new 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework and develop plans to align your curriculum. Access a wealth of primary and secondary resources. Led by veteran K-5 teacher Laurie Risler. Register.

  • Oct. 23 and 25 - CES, Northampton.

World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Gain content knowledge in World History and Geography. Unpack, examine, and align courses to new History and Social Science standards. Offered twice. Register.

  • Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 - CES, Northampton.
  • Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 - CES, Northampton.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Exploring the Library’s Education Programs: Reflections of a Junior Fellow
  • Exploring Amelia Earhart with Library of Congress Primary Sources
  • Explore Japanese Prints from the Library;s “Anime for All” Event

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • Now - October 13, 2018 - Historical Society of Greenfield - Tapping into History: Uncovering the Connections Between Local Businesses in an Industrial Town - Free - Info
  • Now- February, 10, 2018 - Historic Deerfield - Rococo: Celebrating 18th-Century Design and Decoration - Fee - Info  
  • August 28 - Facing History and Ourselves - My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States - Registration

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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.