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History eNews from Emerging America - July 26, 2017

Published on Fri, 07/28/2017

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 26 for July 26, 2017


  • NEW session of Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources. Hosted by Hilltown Cooperative Charter School - Easthampton. Starts Aug. 25. (See below.)
  • FULL! - August 1 session of Accessing Inquiry for English Learners.
  • Apply for free Sept. 30 CES-TPS Training-of-Trainers (9:00-4:00 - Arlington). Trainees may receive stipends to conduct primary source-based professional development in their districts. Contact for details and application–due September 15.
  • “More Social Studies Instruction Needed.” (Not the title I proposed.) July 6, 2017 Commentary in Amherst Bulletin by Rich Cairn.



Sheet music and sound file both available for this 1915 anti-immigrant song. How does it compare to today’s political landscape?


How can I support diverse learners?

  • NEW. August 25 8:30-3:30; Sept. 26 3:30-5:30; Nov. 14 3:30-5:30 - “Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources” - Hilltown Cooperative Charter School - Easthampton. Rich Cairn and Albert Mussad. Available for 1 grad credit in History.  REGISTER.
  • October 19 & Nov. 16 - Hudson High School - “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” - Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER.

“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available.


  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Create a password and profile, then explore resources, discuss issues, and enjoy!

Featured this week:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Five Questions with Karen Lloyd, Director of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S.


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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.