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History eNews from Emerging America - December 6, 2017

Published on Sat, 12/09/2017

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 42 for December 6, 2017


  • Western Mass Social Studies Leaders PLC changing next meeting (from 01/24) to Feb. 13 - 5-7 at CES. (Pizza & snacks.) Unpack draft Social Studies Frameworks & discuss how we can respond to the draft and how we can get out front on PD and planning. Register.
  • Mass Council for the Social Studies Pres. Kerry Dunne eloquent at Bd. of Ed. Her testimony was in MCSS weekly eNews. Two more reasons to JOIN MCSS TODAY!
  • See current proposals for Federal funding for NEH, NEA, Dept. of Education, etc.
  • Registration is open for spring immigration history course online.

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Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island. (1903) Film by Thomas Edison.

See spring Emerging America online course announcement below.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact Registration open!

  • January 27 - Technology in Education conference. Northampton. - Workshop on Library of Congress-sponsored online civics games. Register.

Grad credit in history available – all courses.

  • February 15 to March 29 with final follow up June 7 - ONLINE - Emerging America: Immigration Issues for Diverse Learners ($35)
    • Explore new approaches and a wealth of online resources for teaching this ever exciting and engaging topic. Engage diverse learners. Develop your own lesson featuring research and inquiry-based strategies. On any period in U.S. History from 1800 to 2018. Grades 3-12.
  • March 23 & 24 - 8:45am - 3:45pm - Boston - America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond ($35)
  • March 23 & March 31 - 9am - Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center
  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources:
    • April 24 & May 15 - 8am - 4pm - Northampton ($72.50)
    • Dates TBD - Boston ($72.50 - free to Boston Public Schools teachers)


  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.


Other Resources from the Library of Congress:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Mathematics and Primary Sources: Measurement, History, and the English Language.
  • Learning Beyond the Original Purpose with Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Detailed local maps from 1867 forward.

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

  • Dec. 11 - 4-6:30pm - Springfield Museums Free Open House.
  • Mass Historical Society:
    • Dec. 12 - 5:15-7pm - Lived Botany: Settler Colonialism… Pennsylvania - Hannah Anderson, UPenn
    • Dec. 13 - 5:30pm - The Slave’s Cause - Manisha Sinha, UConn
    • Dec. 19 - 5:30-7:45pm - Miss America’s Politics: Beauty and the New Right - Micki McElya, UConn
  • Jan. 27 - Sources Conference on primary sources in Orlando. Free.
  • March 11-13 - St. Paul, MN - Justice in Action: National Service-Learning Conference - NYLC (Always an amazing experience!)


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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.