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History eNews from Emerging America - February 6, 2016

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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

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.