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History eNews from Emerging America - January 18, 2017

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Published on Wed, 01/18/2017

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 3 for January 18, 2017



03025v Princess at a Puerto Rican festival in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1987. What is the future–and history–of immigration?
  • Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students. March 15 - May 3. Online Course–to suit your schedule. $25. 15 hours. Earn 22.5 PDPs–or 1 grad credit available for extra $125. Interact with teachers from a range of teaching settings on how to engage YOUR students. Learn about the history of immigration from new perspectives as well as examining current controversies. Explore a wealth of multimedia tools, including primary sources: films, maps, photos, journals, and recordings. Course facilitated by innovative educator and lifelong social justice activist, Rich Cairn. REGISTER.
How can I support struggling learners to succeed in History-Social Studies?
  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources. March 27 & April 11. 8am - 4pm. Northampton. Albert Mussad & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
  • Accessing Inquiry for Student with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Meets 15-hour requirement. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
    • April 13 & 27 - Northampton. Laurie Risler & Rich Cairn.
“Accessing Inquiry” courses for History-Social Studies-Humanities teachers meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. How can we help students meet today’s challenges to democracy?   
  • America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond - This powerful workshop, features dynamic teacher Kelley Brown and top scholars from Stanford and Oberlin. Explore propaganda (including “Fake News”), mass media, and examination of the Klan, neo-Nazis, and far right in the United States today. Offered in English with Spanish language breakout. $25. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Optional grad credit in History available for fee. March 31 & April 1. Holyoke. REGISTER.


  • Summer 2017 Teacher Institutes: Week in DC on History (3 sessions), Science (1 session), & WWI 1 session). Free sessions. No stipends. Info.
Library of Congress Teachers Blog
  • Primary Sources for the Primary Grades: Kindergarteners and a Presidential Inauguration. Post.
02928v Lincoln’s second inaugural address OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES - Statewide & on the Web
  • Jan. 21, 2pm. Springfield Armory - “Shay’s Rebellion: March on the Springfield Armory.”  Leonard Richards.
  • Jan. 22, Feb. 26, & March 26 - 2pm - Sunday lecture series - Old Deerfield - “Revolutionary Acts: Tea, Taxes, and Tempests”
  • Jan. 24 - 7-8pm (Eastern Time) Environments and Civilizations - for Middle School. California History and Social Science Project. Free. Info.
  • Feb. 28 - 7-8pm (Eastern Time) Environmental Literacy: History and Place - for Elementary School. California History and Social Science Project. Free. Info.
  • April 5, May 18, or June 23 - 9am-3:30pm. Lowell National Historical Park. 1-day workshop. History UnErased - Training on integrating LGBTQ academic content in core subject areas. $90. Info.
  • National History Teacher of the Year - Gilder-Lehrman. Nominations due March 31.
  • July 9-14 or 23-28. “Long Road from Brown:” school desegregation. NEH Summer Institute. Earn stipend. Info.
  • Teaching Tolerance Spring Magazine. (Download free.)
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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.