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History eNews from Emerging America - January 17, 2018

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Published on Thu, 01/18/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 3 for January 17, 2018


  • Jan. 23 - Mass Board of Ed vote to release DRAFT of Mass Social Studies Frameworks. Survey will be open January 23 to April 2. Dates soon for discussion forums statewide.
  • March 5 - 4-6pm - CES, Northampton. Discussion forum on draft Social Studies Frameworks. Western Mass Social Studies PLC. Registration through ESE open soon.
  • New! Emerging America Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities workshop in Poughkeepsie, New York - March 12 and 22. Register.
  • Position still open: Emerging America seeks half-time digital materials coordinator! Job Posting.

Teaching about Fascism in 2018

[Woody Guthrie, half-length portrait, seated, facing front, playing a guitar that has a sticker attached reading: This Machine Kills Fascists] / World Telegram photo by Al Aumuller. (1943).

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact Grad credit in history available – all courses.

  • (Filled) February 15 to March 29 with final follow up June 7 - ONLINE - Emerging America: Immigration Issues for Diverse Learners.
  • 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.  
  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Meets Mass requirement for 15 hours of PD on teaching diverse learners.
    • 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. Hands-on workshop to learn and practice skills for teaching diverse learners.


  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Helping Students Distinguish Fact from Fiction
  • Mathematics and Primary Sources: The Evolving Postal System

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • Jan. 18 - 2pm - The Temperance Movement in Northampton. Curator of Special Collections, Forbes Library.
  • Jan. 18 - 7-8pm - Webinar - Japanese Yokai. Five Colleges Center for East Asian Studies. (FCCEAS).
  • Jan. 23 - 5:30-7:45pm - Mass Historical Society - “Woman Inventor” as Political Tool of Suffragists - Kara Swanson, Northeastern Univ. School of Law
  • Jan. 30 - 5:15-7:30pm - Mass Historical Society - Poor Women, Moral Panics, and the Rise of Crime-Fighting in the Great Depression - Anne Gray Fischer, Brown Univ.
  • Jan. 30 - 7-8pm - Webinar - Mapping Ties between U.S. and Asia. FCCEAS.
  • Feb. 27 - 7-8pm - Webinar - Jingdezhen Ceramics. FCCEAS.
  • March 9 - 9am - 3pm - Bridgewater State University - Going Global on Geography Education conference. MCSS.
  • April 12-14 - NERC - Hartford - Bob Bain, Kathy Swann, workshops, & more! - Register.

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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.