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History eNews from Emerging America - February 1, 2017

Published on Mon, 01/30/2017

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 4 for February 1, 2017


  • Massachusetts ELA Frameworks get more detailed about teaching literacy and Social Studies. Provide input to Feb. 17.
  • Jason Hilton, teacher from Wachusett Regional High School is the new History-Social Science Specialist at Mass ESE.
  • History-Social Science Review Panel - Met in January and will meet at least a year. Plan for Board of Education adoption in June 2018.
  • CES seeks History-ELA teacher for DYS in New Bedford. Info.
  • CIA creates new database for declassified records from 1940s to 1990s. Info.
  • Trump proposes to eliminate NEH and NEA.
  • Obama Administration Social Media available. Info.


What is the future–and history–of immigration?
  • Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students. March 15 - May 3. Online Course–to suit your schedule. $25. 15 hours. Earn 22.5 PDPs–or 1 grad credit available for extra $125. Interact with teachers from a range of teaching settings on how to engage YOUR students. Learn about the history of immigration from new perspectives as well as examining current controversies. Explore a wealth of multimedia tools, including primary sources: films, maps, photos, journals, and recordings. Course facilitated by innovative educator and lifelong social justice activist, Rich Cairn. REGISTER.
How can I support struggling learners to succeed in History-Social Studies?
  • 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 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.
    • April 13 & 27 - Northampton. Laurie Risler & Rich Cairn.
“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. Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 10.48.32 AMHow can we help students meet today’s challenges to democracy?   
  • America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond - This powerful workshop, features dynamic teacher Kelley Brown and top scholars from Stanford and Oberlin. Explore propaganda (including “Fake News”), mass media, and examination of the Klan, neo-Nazis, and far right in the United States today. Offered in English with Spanish language breakout. $25. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Optional grad credit in History available for fee. March 31 & April 1. Holyoke. REGISTER.

Library of Congress Teachers Blog

  • Students and Presidential Speeches: Analyzing Past Speeches and Delivering Their Own. Post.
  • It’s Snowing Primary Sources. History, science, and culture related to winter. Post.
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Tools to Improve School Climate - From Teaching Tolerance. Info. Civics policies across the U.S.:   ********************************** eNews Weekly (more or less) news & events Reply to to be removed from this list. Register for CES events. Teacher-created lessons, primary source sets, & assessments at:

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.