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History eNews from Emerging America - February 28, 2018

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Published on Mon, 03/05/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 9 for February 28, 2018


  • Forums to Discuss Draft Social Studies Frameworks - Register through ESE:
    • March 5 - 4-6pm - CES, Northampton.
    • Southeast. March 9 - 2-3pm. MCSS Conf. Bridgewater State Univ.
    • Northeast. March 13. 4-5:30pm. Salem State Univ.
    • Boston. March 21. 3-4:30pm. ESE, Malden.
  • Daniel Diaz named Director of the UCLA History- Geography Project - Announcement
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts incorporated the Massachusetts History Alliance
  • Mass Humanities seeks Executive Director - Post

How Does Today’s Student Activism Connect with Earlier Eras?

At Library of Congress, find interview–oral history–of Ekwueme Michael Thelwell and other SNCC activists.

He spoke at early Emerging America Summer Institute on Civil Rights Movement.

Registration Deadlines Approaching!

Register now for Spring 2018 Emerging America courses.

Accessing Inquiry in Boston starts March 13.

World Fascism in Plymouth starts March 23.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact 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 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.

  • 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.  


  • Women’s History Month - events throughout the month of March - Info

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Civil War Nurse’s Diary.
  • Polar Explorer Matthew Henson and the Bizzard of Fame.
  • Guiding Student Investigation of a Miniature Flask for Insight into Mayan Civilization

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • March 3 - 2pm - Curator’s Corner Presentation at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site - Sneak peak of World War I Artifact Exhibit Artifacts featured in exhibit
  • March 6 - 7pm(Business Session)/7:30pm Library of Congress Research Tools presented by Rich Cairn - Pelham Library Ramsdell Room
  • March 7 - 5:30pm - UMass Amherst, Herter Hall 601 - “From ‘unrepentant Nazis’ to ‘our Germans,’” a Talk by Brian Crim Info
  • March 8 - 6-8pm - New Exhibit from the Springfield Armory National Historic Site - The Spoils of War: Relics from the Front (World War I Artifacts)
  • April 4-29 (Online Course - Fee) - Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions: Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) - Registration

Other Resources:

  • Cambridge University Press journal Modern American History - Available Online (select articles)
  • Teaching Tolerance - Walkouts, Marches, and the Desire to ‘Do Something’: What You Need to Know About Stoneman Douglas Activism  Article
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon - The Whiskey Rebellion Resources

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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.