EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 8, Issue 15 for July 14, 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
- Emerging America Blog post
“Teaching civics is vital to ensuring that our democracy in America survives and to ensuring that students see themselves as having a role and a voice in our country.”
- AFT President Randi Weingarten, July 8, 2021 (link to article)
- NCHE Equity Summit - August 3-4 - Info.
- Civic education is vital to saving our democracy. AFT President Randi Weingarten interviews Danielle Allen and Stacey Abrams.
- CES seeks a Social Justice and Equity Specialist in Western Mass. Info.
- Mass DESE History/Social Science Leaders Network 2021-22. Info.
- Mass DESE seeks info about your K-5 social studies curriculum. Survey.
- The Collaborative seeks History teachers for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. See our Employment page.
- Next issue of History eNews is July 28 . Submit items to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 25.
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
- August 11, 4-5:30pm Eastern Time. Info
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
See complete list of recent and upcoming short webinars, poster presentations, and more. Contact Rich Cairn firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district or region in 2021.
NEW AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- Library of Congress Enriches America's Story by Connecting with Minority Communities, Funded by $15M Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant
- Congress.gov Update Increases Accessibility, Readability of All Congressional Bills and Resolutions from 1799.
- Library of Congress Magazine - July-August - See the article on the Green Book, travel guide for Black Americans in Jim Crow era.
CHECK OUT THESE TPS GRANTEES (Teaching with Primary Sources):
- Street Law https://store.streetlaw.org/
strategies/, sign in for free resource library https://store.streetlaw.org/ resource-library/
- One World Education https://www.oneworldeducation.
- U. West Georgia: Escaping Dull and Bookish with primary source escape games https://www.youtube.com/watch?
- Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training https://www.adst.org/
- Columbus State’s History: A Cultural Approach https://culturalapproach.
- Eastern Region Ideas, Activities, and Plans: https://www.waynesburg.edu/
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; no log-in needed for ALBUMS):
- DISCUSSION: Laundry Day, NASA Style
- DISCUSSION: Essential Questions Related to a Mine Disaster
- DISCUSSION: Job Studies for First Graders
- You may link directly to these resources.
- ALBUM: Fighting for a Living: Images of Workers Striking
- ALBUM: Introduce Yourself with a WPA Poster
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- New Collection Online: World War II Rumor Project
- Congress.gov July 2021 Release: the Addition of 30,000 Bills and Resolutions from 1799-1873
- What was the First Fourth of July Like?
- “What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?”
- July 22, 7pm Eastern Time - Mapping America: The Incredible Story and Stunning Hand-Colored Maps and Engravings That Created the United States - American Antiquarian Society. Info.
- July 25, 4pm Eastern Time - Salud y Shalom: American Jews in the Spanish Civil War - Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. Info.
- August 2-5 - Online Seminar - Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior - Facing History and Ourselves. Info.
- August 2-6 - Free PD on teaching about local Essex County history - Park for Every Classroom. Info.
- August 9 & 13 - Teacher Workshops - Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times: Exploring Multiple Perspectives on the Eve of Revolution in Massachusetts - Massachusetts Historical Society. Info.
- August 9-12 - Online Seminar - US History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era - Facing History and Ourselves. Info.
- August 25 (and 2 other dates) - 4-hour workshop - Civics Project Jumpstart - Mass Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE). Info.
- August 26 - 10:30am Eastern - Supporting Civil Discourse in Social Studies: Best Practices for Leaders - Mass DESE. Info.
- Walking in Lincoln’s Footsteps: Alton Illinois - Join the Periodic Presidents on their summer road trip.
- Students Say Teach the Truth - Student perspectives on racism and social justice education. Learning for Justice.
- The Declaration at 250 - Gilder Lehrman Institute
- New Society of the Cincinnati Website
- Preventing Youth Radicalization: Building Resilient, Inclusive Communities - Learning for Justice
NEW BLOG POST:
A featured primary source set at the Library of Congress, Puertorriqueños de Estados Unidos: Identity, Arts, and Culture (June 11, 2021 by Stephanie Hall), and the feature from the Library's PALABRA Archive Online Feature, "On Language and Colony: A Linguistic Trajectory of Puerto Rico's Identity as the World’s Oldest Colony" both complement a source set created by Emerging America in 2016 with materials pertaining to Puerto Rican identity in the United States. Browse through all three resources!
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