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History Enews from Emerging America - July 31, 2019

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Published on Wed, 07/31/2019

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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 25 for July 31, 2019



  • Massachusetts Civic Trust Fund - Massachusetts Legislature includes $1.5million in budget for Civics Education professional development! 

  • Link to 2019 proposed Federal USA Civics Act. Supported by the National Council for the Social Studies. 

  • Mass Humanities Grant Opportunity - “The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America” - Applications for up to $15,000 to support public humanities projects focused on the many dimensions of voting rights in America - Info

  • Historical Journal of Massachusetts seeks copy editor 1 day per week. 


Rolling Out K-5 Social Studies Standards

Teachers Two-Day Workshop Aug. 27 & Nov. 1.  Info & Registration

Hadley, Massachusetts

The manner in which the American colonies declared themselves independant [sic] of the King of England, throughout the different provinces, on July 4, 1776. [1783?].

Teaching the American Revolution and more, integrating content and literacy. 


EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.




PDPs / Or optional grad credit available from Westfield State University. 

Aug. 27 & Nov. 1. - Grades K-5 Social Studies - 2018 Framework. Hadley, Massachusetts. Develop plans to integrate the new standards into the K-5 curriculum. Instructor veteran elementary teacher Laurie Risler. Available for 10 PDPs. Info & Registration


Tuesdays, 4:15-6:45 - Oct. 15, 2019 to May 26, 2020 - Northampton - Civics Literacy Leadership Institute for K-12 social studies teachers and other civics education teachers. Western Mass Writing Project. Up to 4 UMass grad credits available.




Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Alexander Graham Bell and the Iterative Kite Design Process

  • Teaching Rhetorical Analysis with Suffrage-themed Advertisements

  • Students Investigate the 19th Amendment’s Influence on the 1920 Election



  • Sept. 8 and Oct. 13, 1-4pm. Demonstrations at 2pm. Bisbee Mill - Industrial and Agricultural Museum - 66 East St. Chesterfield, MA. More info on Bisbee Mill Museum Facebook page. 




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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.