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History eNews from Emerging America - February 14, 2018

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Published on Sun, 02/18/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 7 for February 14, 2018

NEWS

  • National Humanities Alliance - Follow and Weigh in on Federal Legislation - Read more about the proposal and campaign here
  • Judges needed for Massachusetts History Day - March-April. Volunteer Form Here
  • Revision of History and Social Science Framework Public Comment - January 23-April 2 - Survey
  • http://www.loc.gov/ will be down from Friday evening for maintenance through Monday, February 19.

Dred Scott. 1887.

https://www.loc.gov/item/2014645331/

From "Teaching Difficult Subjects" blog post at Library of Congress.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact rcairn@collaborative.org. Why Should I Take a Course on America and World Fascism? Deepen your capacity to teach: extremism, controversial topics, how to deal with hate, 20th century ideologies. And of course, U.S. and world history.

  • March 23 & 24 - 8:45am - 3:45pm - Plymouth North High School - America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond ($35). Registration.  

ACCESSING INQUIRY FOR ALL LEARNERS: Hands-on workshop to learn and practical skills for teaching diverse learners.

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources:
    • March 12 & 22 - Dutchess County BOCES - Poughkeepsie, NY. ($35) Registration. (12 NY CEUs or grad credit).
    • March 13 & April 3 - 8:30am-4:00pm - Boston ($72.50) FREE to Boston Public Schools teachers. BPS teachers contact rcairn@collaborative.org if you need instructions on registering. Registration.
    • April 5 & 23 - 8:30am-4pm - Westford Academy. ($72.50) FREE to Westford Public Schools teachers. Registration.
    • April 24 & May 15 - 8am - 4pm - Northampton ($72.50) Registration.
    • April 26 & May 8 - 8am - 3pm - Danbury, CT ($89) Registration. (Click “Register for Courses”.)

“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available.

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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

Featured this week - YOU MUST LOG-IN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/

  • Memories of 1968 Mexico City Olympic Protest: John Carlos and Oral History

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

Other Resources:

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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.