EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 9, Issue 2 for February 9, 2022
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
- Emerging America Blog post: Resources for Teaching about Genocide. Link to blog post
Teaching about Genocide
Link to course on America and World Fascism.
Nuremberg trial verdicts held Nazis accountable for crimes against humanity. (1945). Library of Congress blog. https://blogs.loc.gov/law/
- The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released a new INCLUSIVE VERSION of the Civics Project Guidebook! This is the most effective and useful support for civics projects available. The new edits elevate it to an impressive new level! Link to the 2022 Civics Project Guide. Or Download a Word version of the Project Guide.
- March 7-11 - Massachusetts Civic Learning Week. See Civic Learning Week details.
- Mass DESE Grade 8 Assessment: Practice test available here; complete an interest form to participate in 2022 pilot here.
- Nominate the next History Teacher of the Year. Link to nomination form.
- The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and Puffin Foundation announce that Life After Hate is the 2022 Human Rights winner for its work with former members of violent far-right groups. Info on Life After Hate.
- Info on Mass Humanities grants.
- David Garrigus Productions is looking for students to view sections of a historical documentary film about the Constitution and provide feedback. Link to The American Constitution Creative Advisor Application.
- The Collaborative for Educational Services is offering a free PLC for teachers of English Learners.
- New Jersey and Illinois passed legislation to require teaching of Asian American history. Time article on Asian-American history laws.
- Apply for teacher and student fellowships with the Massachusetts Historical Society. Link to fellowship info.
- Next issue of History eNews is March 9. Submit items to email@example.com by March 2.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Develop a Mystery for Your Own Classroom History's Mysteries Institute
- The creators of History’s Mysteries will guide you through deep exploration of this powerful K-5 curriculum and its methods. Choose between customizing a unit for your unique classroom needs or creating a new History’s Mysteries-style lesson on a vital topic.
- Spring: February 28 to April 4. Online.
- Laurie Risler, with Kelley Brown.
- Available for 66.5 PDPs or optional 3 graduate credits from Westfield State University.
- Register for the History’s Mysteries Institute.
America and World Fascism - From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond:
- Study extremism and resistance to it across the 20th century to today. Explore strategies to teach difficult and controversial subjects.
- Led by Peter Carroll, Stanford University; Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College; and Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University.
- March 3 - April 15. Online. With four live webinars.
- Register for America and World Fascism course.
Make Your Civic Engagement Inclusive
- Design civic engagement projects and civics education that are fully inclusive, especially of students with disabilities and English Learners.
- Led by Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- Earn 10 PDPs with submission of an inclusive civic engagement plan.
- March 3. Online.
- Register for Inclusive Civic Engagement.
Teaching World Geography and Ancient Civilizations
- Gain practical training in the geographic and historical content and inquiry-based strategies and resources for instruction to address Social Science Standards. Focus on regions of the world that have been underrepresented in K-12 classrooms.
- Led by Nicholas Aieta, Westfield State University, and Rich Cairn, Emerging America
- Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or optional 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University.
- April 19 - May 24. Online. With two live webinars. Register for Teaching World Geography and Ancient Civilizations.
Introduction to Elementary Inquiry Using History’s Mysteries
- Become familiar with History’s Mysteries and ask questions of its authors in preparation for teaching the curriculum.
- May 18, 7-8:30 pm Eastern Time. Online.
- Register for History’s Mysteries Intro.
Emerging America: Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students
- Harness current events to deepen understanding of immigration across American history, from the founding of the nation through today. Focus on access strategies.
- Alison Noyes, Emerging America.
- July 8 to July 29. Online. With three live webinars: July 12, 19 & 26
- Register for Immigration Issues.
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
[ALT] See list of accessible recordings of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
- Interview with Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes by Tom Bober, Jan. 18, 2022. Primary Source Podcast. Link to Podcast.
NEW AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- Submit Student Research for The Library's New Learning Center! Link to the announcement in the Library of Congress TPS Teachers Network. [Log-in required.]
- January-February 2022 Issues of the Library of Congress Magazine - Jazz. Read the free magazine.
- Coming Changes to Chronicling America newspaper collection.
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
Featured this week - (log in to see DISCUSSIONS):
POST: There’s an App for That! - Library of Congress resources
DISCUSSION: A State of Mind -- State Resources in the LOC and C-SPAN
DISCUSSION: Satire on “Unionizing Women”
DISCUSSION: Teach with a document-based Wordle?
NEW GROUP: Historical Research and National History Day with English Learners
You may link directly to these resources (no login needed to view or share).
ALBUM: Five primary sources to use with the QFT during Black History Month
ALBUM: Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress
ALBUM: First Amendment Rights for Minors
ALBUM: Primary Sources for "Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch"
ALBUM: The Evolution of the Snow Plow - Sparking Interest in Inventions
ALBUM: Chinese New Year
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Datasets as Primary Sources: An Archaeological Dig into Our Collective Brains, Part 1
- The Pemberton Mill Collapse and Changes in Engineering Design
- Formation Photographs
- African American History: Teacher Resources and Primary Sources
- Using Baseball Cartoons to Introduce Concepts Related to Convergent Evolution
- Barbara Pope: Newspaper Accounts of a Civil Rights Pioneer
- Grab the Mic: January 2022 Edition
- The Question Game: Creating Questions about Primary Sources
DISABILITY HISTORY RESOURCES & UPDATES
- Becoming Helen Keller | American Masters - Learn about the author and human rights pioneer Helen Keller. Deaf and blind since childhood, Keller used her celebrity and wit to advocate for social justice, women, workers, people with disabilities, and people living in poverty. All the videos and educational support materials in the Becoming Helen Keller collection incorporate a wide range of accessibility features. Give input to WNET on the collection.
- Black History Month at Art of Autism.
- Celebrate Harriet Tubman as an Icon of Black Disability History - The Girl in the Pink Wheelchair.
- 43rd Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2021.
- New books on disability for children and youth. Link to post on new books.
All times in Eastern Time Zone - Online unless noted.
- February 16, 4-5 - Planning Civics K-12 - with We the People - Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. Info on civics planning.
- February 17, 5:30-6:30pm - In person or online. “Twas not long since I left my native shore.”: Phillis Wheatley’s Celestial Cartography. Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on the Phillis Wheatley talk .
- February 17, 4-5pm - Frances Perkins and the Role of the Secretary of Labor - Middle Tennessee State University. Email to register for Perkins webinar: email@example.com.
- February 18 - repeated February 22 - 11am - Celebrate Washington’s birthday live, virtually with Mt Vernon. Info on Washington’s birthday celebration.
- February 22, 5:15pm - Back on the Clock: Labor Control in the Cold War Military’s New Workforce - Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on the Cold War webinar.
- February 24, 5:15pm - Talking Headstones: What Biographers Learn from Visiting Their Subjects’ Graves - Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on the Headstones webinar.
- February 27 & March 27, 2pm - Early Environmental Histories of Climate Change - Historic Deerfield. Info on Climate Change webinars.
- March 3, 3:30pm - Questioning: The Key to Unlocking the Power of Inquiry in Social Studies. Info on inquirED programs.
- March 16, 23, 30 & April 6, 7:00-8:30pm - Museum Course - Puritans at War: New England in the English Civil Wars 1640-1675 - Historic Deerfield. Info on Puritans at War.
- March 17-20, National Council for History Education (NCHE) annual conference. Register for NCHE Conference.
- April 7, 3:30pm - Up to the Task: How to Support Student-Led Learning in Elementary Social Studies. Info on inquirED programs.
- April 28, 3:30pm - Inquiry in Action: Classroom Spotlights. Info on inquirED programs.
- May 12, 3:30pm - Diverse Sources: Powerful Literacy Practices in the Social Studies Classroom. Info on inquirED programs.
- Ford’s Theater seminars - online or on site (Washington). Info on Ford’s seminars.
- Contested Territory: America’s Involvement in Vietnam, 1945–75 - NEH Summer Institute for teachers. Info on Vietnam War institute.
- The Space Age on the Space Coast. NEH Summer Workshop - National Council for History Education. Info on Space Coast workshop.
- American Antiquarian Society:
- On Stage: Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century America. Info on On Stage workshop.
- Black Print, Black Activism, Black Study. Info on Black Print workshop.
- How are you teaching Black history? Learning for Justice. Info on Black history.
- Ten free online courses in the Strengthening Democracy in America Series - Center for Civic Education. Info on Strengthening Democracy series.
- Virtual field trips to Ford's Theater. Info on distance learning at Ford's Theater.
- Waste, the Environment, and a Circular Economy - Link to teaching resources from the California History and Social Science Education Project.
- Learning for Justice Educator Fund. Info on Learning for Justice grants.
- Troubleshooting: “Document Analysis” - 4QM Teaching.
- U.S. Census online games in Kahoot! Info on the Census games.
- Time Out of Joint. Prison Reflections on Shakespeare. Info on TOOJ.
- Bring History and Civics to Life: Lessons and Strategies to Cultivate Informed, Empathetic Citizens - Book by teachers features digital learning strategies. (Coming in August 2022). Info on the book.
- Citizen U Multidisciplinary Civics Lesson Library. Link to 200 free primary source lessons.
- Culturally Relevant Pedagogy - Minnesota Historical Society. Link to Youth Movements lessons 1903-2020.
NEW BLOG POST: Resources for Teaching about Genocide
By Rich Cairn, Emerging America
In December 2021, Massachusetts became the 20th state to pass legislation requiring that every student learn about genocide. In addition to Nazi crimes, the law pointedly requires that students learn about genocides in America and around the world. In this Month’s post, we offer a selection of resources to help address this imperative.
Emerging America has partnered for many years with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives to offer America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond. Link to registration information for the spring 2022 section.
Emerging America created a new unit on the Eugenics Movement in America.
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