- Scholastic Teachers Magazine article on Windows on History local history project from Abbott Elementary in Florida, Mass. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/grades-4-5-rest-history
- Massachusetts ELA Frameworks get more detailed about teaching literacy and Social Studies. Provide input to Feb. 17. http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Public-Comment-Draft-ELA-Literacy-Math-Frameworks-2016-2017
- 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. http://www.nhalliance.org/nhablog
- Obama Administration Social Media available. Info.
WINTER-SPRING EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - InfoWhat 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.
- 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.
- 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 Educational Outreach Summer Teacher Institute Applications. Five week-long summer teacher institutes by Library staff: Open Sessions (no specific subject area): June 19-June 23, June 26-June 30, and July 10- July 14 Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus: July 17-July 21 World War I Focus: July 31-August 4 Info.
- The Library reserves a few spaces for TPS partners (like Emerging America) and their teacher participants. Contact Rich Cairn firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Library of Congress Magazine - Jan.-Feb. 2017 Issue focus on Presidential Elections. http://www.loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_2017_0102.pdf
- New Online: The George Washington Papers Move to a New Digital Platform http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2017/01/new-online-the-george-washington-papers-move-to-a-new-digitalplatform/
- Nearly 300,000 Lomax Documents Now Accessible Online http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2017/01/nearly-300000-lomax-documents-now-accessible-online/
- Library of Congress Launches New Software to Simplify Download of Braille and Audio Reading Material https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-17-001/library-of-cong
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.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES - Statewide & on the Web
- National Council for the Social Studies Spring Webinars, on: Religion & Social Studies, Digital Public Library of America, Racial/Cultural Identity via film on Malcolm X. http://www.socialstudies.org/workshops
- February 4 - 2pm - Springfield Armory - “Deborah Sampson, Revolutionary War Soldier” - Performance by Judith Kalaora. https://www.facebook.com/SPARNHS/
- March 10 - Clark University, Worcester - Summit on Poverty - MA Association of School Committees, MA Association of School Superintendents - https://www.masc.org/member-resources-3/news/latest-events/15-events/817-2017-poverty-summit
- March 16-30 - Thursdays, 7pm - Historic Deerfield - The Art of Printing - http://www.historic-deerfield.org/event/workshops/pressing-matters-art-printing-historic-deerfield/
- March 18 - Historic Deerfield - Family, Art, and Memory in New England. Info.
- Ford’s Theater, Washington DC - Summer teacher programs, webinars for students, and more. Info.
NEH Summer Institutes:
- July 16-21 or 23-28 - Concord Museum - Legacy of Thoreau. http://www.concordmuseum.org/neh-landmarks-2017.php
CIVICS RESOURCESTools to Improve School Climate - From Teaching Tolerance. Info. Civics policies across the U.S.:
- Circle http://civicyouth.org/new-circle-fact-sheet-describes-state-laws-standards-and-requirements-for-k-12-civics/
- Education Commission of the States–set up by all of the governors. http://www.ecs.org/citizenship-education-policies/