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History eNews from Emerging America - February 24, 2016

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Published on Wed, 02/24/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 7 for February 24, 2016


  • CORRECTION: 1960s in Historical Perspective begins March 15 (not 22nd), April 26, & May 10, 4-7pm - The 1960s in Historical Perspective: Social Justice and Equality in Local Context - Explore excellent local archives! Register.

  • Mass ESE seeks teachers for revision panel - History & Social Science Frameworks – advise on state test. Send resume & brief statement of interest by 03/18: and


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

† = Grad credit in History optional.

* = General ed grad credit optional.


  • † Plymouth - March 15 & April 27 Sparking Inquiry in Geography & World History Workshop for World History and Geography teachers. Register with CES.

  • Boston - April 2 First to Fight: American Volunteers against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) - Clash of ideologies at the start of WWII. Register with CES.

  • Sturbridge - April 4-6 Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies. (Register with NERC). TPS workshop on multimedia primary sources. (Fee to MCSS.)

  • * Boston - 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!

  • † Arlington - June 6-7 - Immigration Issues in Perspective: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources. Register with CES.

WESTERN MASS – Register for all with CES.

  • Amherst-Holyoke-Northampton - March 15, April 26, & May 10, 4-7pm - The 1960s in Historical Perspective: Social Justice & Equality in Local Context - Local archives!

  • * Northampton - Mar 16 - Teaching Reading & Writing about Informational Texts – Sandy Roth - Deadline extended to March 9.


  • 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.

Library of Congress Teacher Blog Posts


  • Second Annual New England Social Studies Teacher Placement Job Fair at NERC – Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Five College Schools Partnership Education Dialogue focused on equity,Teacher and Student Leadership for Racial and Social Justice. With Sonia Nieto and Mark Warren. March 7, 2016, 4:30-7:30 pm, at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke.

  • Sat. March 12, 2:00pm. “Capitalism and Calamity: The Mill River Flood of 1874.” Elizabeth Sharpe, author, In the Shadow of the Dam. Historic Northampton.

  • March 24 - Mass State House, Boston - Sign up to plan Fall 2016 Social Studies advocacy day.

  • July 18-29 - Free-Stipended NEH Summer Workshop - Brooklyn - Freedom for One, Freedom for All? Abolition and Suffrage 1830s - 1920s” with UMass prof. Manisha Sinha. Deadline March 1.

  • August 1-6 - Summer 2016 Institute “The First Amendment: Principles and Practice” - Suffolk Univ., Boston. Mass Council for the Social Studies and the Mass Center for Civic Education. Fees apply.

  • Spring at the Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library. Women Cartographers and more!

  • Free online 20,000 Open Access Maps at the New York City Public Library.

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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.