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History eNews from Emerging America - February 6, 2016

Published on Sat, 02/06/2016


  • Feb. 8, 12:15-1:45pm - Shrewsbury HS - Central Mass Social Studies Supervisors - Contact Jennifer DiFrancesca @SHSSocialSci.

  • Feb. 8, 3:30-5:00pm - CES - Western Mass Social Studies Dept. Chairs. Email to say you’re coming and to get notices-minutes.

  • State Civic Learning and Engagement Task Force met Feb. 2. Next meeting April 14. Timeline for new Social Studies Frameworks aims for spring 2018. Stay tuned!

  • Western Mass Writing Project & Springfield Armory powerful partnership story. Sign up for FREE Winter Library of Congress TPS at CES course with Western Mass Writing Project here.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

  • Using Primary Texts to Promote Inquiry & Enrich the Learning Experience

A joint project of the Western Mass Writing Project & Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program (TPS) of the Collaborative for Educational Services

FREE! – Thanks to the Library of Congress TPS program! Earn grad credit.

Register & details.

  • February 27 - 8:30am-4:00pm - UMass Amherst

  • March 8 & March 29 - 4:00-7:00pm - Holyoke Public Library.

  • 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!


Library of Congress Blogs:

Happy Valentine’s Day! ? How Dandy was Candy? Messages in Candy and Chocolate Ads blog post

  • Immigration resources. From the History Day Theme Book. More info here.


  • March 5 & 19 - Power of Maps workshop, Using online mapping tools with students grades 6-12, $75 to register, 22.5 PDPs offered, at Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.

  • History Camp Boston – March 26 - Harriet Tubman House, Boston - History Unconference. register now.

  • Boston Writing Project Institute on Writing and History - July 11-15, Mass Historical Society Archives and UMass Boston.


July 24-29 - The Lincoln Assassination and its Legacy, Free program for qualifying teachers, Ford’s Theater, Apply here by April 4th.

  • June 23-27 2016 New Orleans; 2017 Hawaii! War in Pacific. WWII Museum. Due 02/15.


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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.