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History eNews from Emerging America - December 21, 2016

Published on Thu, 12/22/2016

SUBJECT: History eNews from Emerging America - DECEMBER 21, 2016 Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 37 for December 21, 2016


  • We lowered the fee for our spring online course on Immigration to $25 because it’s fully online.
  • CES seeks ELA and/or History teachers for Department of Youth Services in NE and SE. Jobs. Contact with questions.
  • No History eNews week of Dec. 26-30.  


How can I support struggling learners to succeed in History-Social Studies?
  • Accessing Inquiry for Student with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Meets 15-hour requirement. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
    • Jan. 11 & Feb. 6 - Plymouth North HS. Sharon Jones & Rich Cairn.
    • April 13 & 27 - Northampton. Laurie Risler & Rich Cairn.
  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources. March 27 & April 11. 8am - 4pm. Northampton. Albert Mussad & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
“Accessing Inquiry” courses for History-Social Studies-Humanities teachers meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. How can I fit professional development into my busy schedule?
  • Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students. March 15 - May 3. Online Course. FEE NOW: $25. Earn PDPs–or 1 grad credit available for extra fee.  REGISTER. Engage online with teachers from a range of settings to access a wealth of free primary sources, including films, maps, photos, journals, and recordings. For example, follow link to film of disembarkation at Ellis Island.
m2a10987t Emigrants landing at Ellis Island. Thomas A. Edison. 1903. Right-wing populism surged worldwide in 2016. What is the history? What are our responsibilities as educators to help students examine and understand it?
  • America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond - This powerful workshop, featuring top scholars from Stanford and Oberlin, now expanded to a grad course in History. Offered in English with Spanish language breakout. $25. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Optional grad credit available for fee. March 31 & April 1. Holyoke. REGISTER.


Library of Congress Teachers Blog
  • A Chat with the new Librarian of Congress, by teacher, Teresa St. Angelo. Post.
  • An Unexpected Storm. Post.


  • Jan. 10 - 7-8:15pm - Webinar by Primary Source. “China: Boxers & Saints” with author Gene Luen Yang. Register.
  • Leventhal Map Center needs Teacher Testers for a new online teacher tools website. Contact Michelle LeBlanc
  • “Get Started with Service-Learning” Free 2-day seminars. Jan. 11-12 - Boylston; Jan. 31-Feb. 1 - Hadley; May 9-10 - Devens; May 23-24 - Leominster. Info.
  • National Council for History Education - Library of Congress TPS Colloquia. $500 stipends available to cover travel costs.
    • March 3-5 - Astronauts Memorial Foundation at Kennedy Space Center, FL
    • March 14-16 - U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VAPrim
    • June 30-July 1 - U.S. Army Heritage Education Center, Carlisle, PA
  • May 30 - Aug. 4 - Library of Congress Junior Fellows - Undergrads & Grad students in DC. $4,500 stipend.
  • July 9-14 or 23-28 - Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library - NEH Landmarks workshop. “Mapping a New World: Places of Conflict and Colonization in 17th Century New England.” Earn stipend.
  • July 31-August 5 - Boston. “Article III: The Judicial Branch” Mass Council for the Social Studies content institute. Mark your calendar.
  • Five Colleges Center for East Asian Studies - Free webinars, courses, and other resources.
  • One year School Ambassador Fellowships with U.S. Department of Education.
  • Mt. Vernon - Life Guard Teacher Fellowships. 3-weeks. Summer 2017. Info.
  • Primary Sources online and face-to-face courses. Info. Fees apply.
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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.