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History eNews from Emerging America - January 18, 2017

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

former History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano worked with Emerging America from 2015-2020, contributing to many facets of the program including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, overseeing social media outreach, and editing the History eNews.