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History eNews from Emerging America - February 17, 2016

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Published on Wed, 02/17/2016


Registration Extended through Saturday, Feb. 20 - 4:30pm – Using Primary Texts to Promote Inquiry and Enrich the Learning Experience - Partnership between the Library of Congress TPS Program at CES and the Western Mass Writing Project.  Register.

  • Wistariahust is Hiring! PT Program Coordinator, $15.19-$15.70/hour, More info here

  • Apply for a Mass Historical Society Teacher Fellowship, applications due by Feb 29, $4,000 stipend

  • Kids to Parks Day National School Contest, Title 1 students pk-12, provides grants of up to $1,000, deadline March 4, More info here

FREE Workshops from Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative – Register here or as noted.

  • Register by February 20. DEADLINE EXTENDED. Feb. 27 all day, March 8 & 29, 4-7pm - TPS at CES & Western Mass Writing Project  - Using Primary Texts to Promote Inquiry & Enrich Learning.

Other free workshops of TPS @ CES:

  • April 4-6 Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies. (Register with NERC). TPS workshop on multimedia primary sources, Monday April 4th. (Fee for good cause: MCSS!)

  • May 7 & 14 - Landscape of Revolution - Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center. Register directly with Leventhal. Repeats 2015 successful workshop. John Hannigan on African American soldiers. Develop lesson for your classroom!


  • Current Supreme Court nominees confirmed/not. Debates, votes, etc. Library of Congress list. George Washington’s nominee denied! Reagan nomination of Bork denied. (See esp. pp. 33-36.)

  • Library of Congress Summer Institutes in DC - June-July. Spend a week in the Library! List of sessions and registration. Free tuition and materials. Deadline Feb. 29.

  • Civil War Regimental Flags for African American Troops - An article highlighting four regimental flags and the meaning behind them.

Library of Congress Teacher Blog Posts


  • Feb 20 - New England Re-enactor Faire $5 per person, kids 12 and under free, Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA, 10am-3pm

  • March 18 - We the People: Project Citizen Level I & II, Experience the program as your students would! 9am-3:30pm, $35 registration fee, Boston, PDPs offered

  • March 18 - NEHTA Conference, Digital History: The Future of Exploring the Past, 8:15am-4:15pm, RI Historical Society, Providence, RI, $60 member, $75 non-member.

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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.