EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 9, Issue 1 for January 12, 2022
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Disability History Resources & Updates
- Other Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
- Blog post preview: Guest Post: History’s Mysteries has GREAT NEWS to share. Link to blog post.
NEW History's Mysteries Units, and NEW Developments
- iCivics & History’s Mysteries are partnering to expand top Grades K-5 curriculum and integrate History’s Mysteries as an iCivics program under the new name: Private “i”: History Detectives. See the iCivics announcement. Learn about intro workshops and spring graduate institute by History’s Mysteries founders at Emerging America.
- Propose a teacher- or student-led workshop for 2022 MA Civic Learning Week - March 7-11. Link to Civic Learning Week submission form.
- Apply for teacher and student fellowships with the Massachusetts Historical Society. Link to fellowship info.
- See the impressive Mass Civics for All - Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition Impact 2021 report.
- Tag it! Gilder Lehrman Institute invites participants to tag items in historic digital newspapers. Link to Tag It.
- Bill of Rights Institute: My Impact! challenge. Get info on the national student civics contest.
- Slots still open! Pilot a lesson from the coming Emerging America K-12 Disability History Curriculum in spring 2022. Get more info on the curriculum.
- Grade 3 teachers with English Learners in your room: pilot accessible new lesson materials in Feb/Mar - email Casey Cullen of MCSS in January!
- Next issue of History eNews is February 9. Submit items to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 2.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Contact email@example.com.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Introduction to Elementary Inquiry Using History’s Mysteries
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.
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.
- NEW DATES: July 8 to July 29. Online. With three live webinars: July 12, 19 & 26
- Register for Immigration Issues.
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
See list of accessible recordings of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
NEW AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- See the new collection field guide and other resources for collecting stories for the Veterans History Project.
- “I was born at Dukandarra, in Guinea, about the year 1729. My father’s name was Saungin Furro, Prince of the tribe of Dukandarra.” - Read the story of Venture Smith in the Library of Congress Magazine.
- The Open Access Books Collection: Expanding Access and Building Connections.
- Become an inaugural member of the Friends of the Library of Congress.
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. You must log in to see DISCUSSIONS:
- DISCUSSION: Ethnic Identity and Language Schools
- DISCUSSION: Places to See in America: A Project to consider
- DISCUSSION: Female Buffalo Soldier...Cathey Williams
- FILE: Public Health–Visual Persuasion - WPA Posters
- VIDEO: Ken Burns: Confronting America's shameful, violent history makes us stronger as a nation - 1864 Sand Creek Massacre
- DISCUSSION: Search 90,000 photographs from the the Farm Security Administration and OWI.
- DISCUSSION: Historical Perspective on Senate tilt toward small states?
- DISCUSSION: Journalism in Action – The Civil War through the Journalist’s Lens
You may link directly to these resources.
- ALBUM: QFT-Primary Source Lesson Plans
- ALBUM: A Family
- ALBUM: An old story made new. Negro makers of history
- ALBUM: Time Magazine and Cold War Maps
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Using Resources from the National Book Festival in your Classroom or Library
- Bringing a Spectrum of Light for the Holidays
- It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…derivative dataset!
- Deepwater Horizon: Analyzing Maps that Document an Oil Spill
- Using Primary Sources to Explore Historic Events: Library of Congress Story Maps
- Discovering Gravity – An Apple or an Airplane?
- Library of Congress Literacy Awards Successful Practices Webinar Series Starts Dec. 9th, Focusing on Serving Adult Literacy Needs
DISABILITY HISTORY RESOURCES & UPDATES
- Patrick and Sarah Henry: Mental illness in 18th century America. Smithsonian. Link to blog post on the Henrys.
- “Sir, We Are Not Weak” – Women of the Patrick Henry Household - Link to the blog post and to info on March presentation in Ashland, Virginia.
- April 15 12:30-1pm - In-person: Washington, DC. Benjamin Rush's Directions for Preserving the Health of Soldiers. Info on the Revolutionary War talk. American Revolution Institute. Info on the upcoming exhibition.
- Read about California governor Gavin Newsom’s new children's book in which he shares his experience with dyslexia.
- Find many children’s books on disabilities, with a dozen book reviews. Teaching for Change. Link to Social Justice Books.
- Emerging America still seeks teachers K-12 to pilot new Disability History lessons, supported by a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources grant. Contact Rich Cairn firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All times in Eastern Time Zone - Online unless marked "in-person".
- Spring courses: - Chinese in the United States; History of Childhood in America; Social Change in the Civil War Era–and more - Gilder Lehrman Institute. Link to Gilder Lehrman courses.
- January 13, 6:30-7:30pm - Underwriters of the United States: How Insurance Shaped the American Founding - American Revolution Institute. Info on the talk on underwriters.
- January 19, 5:30-6:30pm - Exploring American Healthcare through 50 Historic Treasures. Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on the talk on the history of health care.
- January 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 6:30-8:30pm - Ancient East Asia virtual seminar - Five College Center for East Asian Studies. Info on Modern East Asia seminar.
- January 19 - 7:30pm - Teaching Slavery and Race: The Role of Race, Identity, and Historical Trauma in Teaching Slavery - National Council for History Education. Link to Teaching Slavery webinar.
- January 22, 12-2:30pm - Virtual Curriculum Fair: Black Lives Matter at School 2022 - Teaching for Change. Link to info on the BLM curriculum fair.
- January 24–March 4 - Session 1 - Empowering Maptivists: Using Maps & Data to Examine Social Issues in the Humanities Classroom - Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library & National Humanities Center. Link to Maptivists course.
- March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 6:30-8:30pm - Modern East Asia virtual seminar - Five College Center for East Asian Studies. Info on Modern East Asia seminar.
- March 21–May 6 - Session 2 - See Maptivists description above.
- January 25 and 27, 3-5pm - Civics Project Jumpstart Workshops - plan and implement high quality student-led civics projects. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Register for Jumpstart Civics.
- January 26, 7-8:30pm Eastern - Americans and the Holocaust - California History and Social Science Project. Link to Holocaust webinar.
- January 27, , 5:15pm - In the Shadow of World War: Revisiting W. E. B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction - Duke University and Massachusetts Historical Society. Link to the Du Bois webinar.
- February 5 & 12 and March 5 - National Park Service (NPS) Invention and Innovation Professional Development - Springfield Armory National Historic Site and the Western Mass Writing Project. Earn $150 stipend. Get info on NPS workshop or Register for NPS workshop.
- February 12-13 - in person - Free Speech and Civil Discourse - Bill of Rights Institute. Info on Free Speech colloquium.
- February 16, 4-5pm - Planning Civics K-12 - with We the People. Info on Planning Civics.
- February to May workshop dates - Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Primary Source Questions - Right Question Institute. See Right Question Institute Events.
- March 2, 12-1pm - Cornwallis: Soldier and Statesman in a Revolutionary World - American Revolution Institute. Info on Cornwallis talk.
- March 3, 7:30pm - Birth Control: Technological Advance and Women's Quest for Reproductive Autonomy - National Council for History Education. Link to Birth Control webinar.
- March 10, 6:30-7:30pm - Displaced: The Siege of Boston and the "Donation People" of 1775 - American Revolution Institute. Link to Displaced talk.
- March 29, 5:15-6:30pm - Medical Racism and Political Death: The Case of Juliette Derricotte - Massachusetts Historical Society. Link to Medical Racism seminar.
- April 6, 4-5pm - Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions in the Elementary Classroom, with Discovering Justice. Link to registration.
- May 10 - Massachusetts Volunteerism Conference - Save the date. Massachusetts Service Alliance.
- Summer 2022 George Washington Teacher Institute - Apply by January 17. Link to Washington Institute info.
- July 18–29 - Contested Territory: America’s Involvement in Vietnam, 1945–75 - NEH Summer Institute - $2,200 stipend - National Humanities Center. Link to Vietnam institute info.
- Teaching the Historical Context of January 6, 2021 - Learning for Justice.
- The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture launched an interactive new digital platform.
- Download the Bill of Rights in Action newsletter. Understanding the Senate Filibuster.
- The Rescue of Angeline Palmer - blog post in the Early Black Lives series from the Pioneer Valley History Network. Link to Angelina Palmer story.
- The American Revolution Institute digitally published a selection of newspapers.
- Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Link to Mount Vernon site.
- An Educator's Guide to Expanding Narratives about American History & Culture - PBS Learning Media. Link to Expanding Narratives guide.
- The Hardest Job in Education - (teaching social studies) - 4-Question Teaching Method blog post. Link to the Hardest Job post.
- Life Story: Pauli Murray (1910-1985) - Bringing the Struggles of Identity to the Fight for Civil Rights - New York Historical Society. Link to the Pauli Murray curriculum.
- A Brief History of Human Rights Documents Throughout Time - U.S. Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights. Link to info on human rights.
NEW BLOG POST
Guest Post: History's Mysteries has GREAT NEWS to share!
By Kelley Brown and Laurie Risler, Creators of History's Mysteries: Historical Inquiry for Elementary Classrooms
Our newest units include:
- Grade 2: How does culture impact the way people live? (with a focus on forced migration and the story of the Clotilda Africans) (4 mysteries)
- Grade 3: How did women participate in the American Revolution? (3 mysteries)
- Grade 4: Why would people live in the Northeast? (4 mysteries)
- Grade 5: Why is due process so important to American justice? (3 mysteries)
2. We have partnered with iCivics to improve and expand History's Mysteries!...Link to the full blog post.
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