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History eNews from Emerging America - June 10, 2016

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Published on Sat, 06/11/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 17 for June 8, 2016


REGISTER & INFO - FREE Summer 2016 Library of Congress TPS @ CES


  • † Engaging Students in Inquiry with Primary Sources. Teachers of Grades K-5. July 13 8:30am-3:30pm; July 14 8:30am-12:00noon; + 1.5 hrs. Fall date TBD. Rich Cairn. Cambridge. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Sparking Inquiry in Geography & World History. July 18-19 8:30am-3:30pm. Shrewsbury HS. Karen Albano & Rich Cairn, Instructors. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.


  • † Meet ELA standards & SERVICE-LEARNING: Windows on History: Research & Build LOCAL HISTORY Website in Your Class - June 29 - 9:30am-5:00pm; July 27 - 8:30am-3:30pm; +1.5 hrs Fall. Springfield Museums & Wistariahurst, Holyoke. 1 grad cred / 22.5 PDPs. Rich Cairn.

  • † SUMMER INSTITUTE: Equality Before the Law: The U.S. Constitution & Struggles for Justice. July 11-15. 8:30am-4:00pm. Fri. to 12:00. With Akhil Reed Amar, Kelley Brown, & Laurie Risler. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs.

  • † Nurturing Student Inquiry and Student Voice through Informational Texts. July 25-26, 8:30am-4:00pm; + 1.5 hrs Fall date TBD.. Rich Cairn. Holyoke. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • Teaching History through Fiction and Informational Texts. July 29, 8:30am-4:00pm; + online work for 10 PDPs. Sandy Roth.

† = Available for optional grad credit in History from Westfield State University.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog


  • June 11, 10am - Walking Tour of Sojourner Truth’s Northampton. Ruggles Center.

  • June 13, 3:45-5:15pm Mill Pond School Auditorium, 6 Olde Hickory Lane, Westborough, MA - DESE Public Forum on MCAS 2.0. Sign up.

  • June 14 - 7pm - Marla Miller speaks on her biography of Betsy Ross, American business leader. Hawlemont Elem. School, 10 School Street, Charlemont, MA 01339

  • Summer - Mass Historical Society: Women in the Revolution, Civil War, Whaling, Maritime History of the North Shore

  • July 14 - Aug. 11, 5:30-6:30pm, Thursdays. Webinars on Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources.

  • Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center:

    • July 18-22 - Mapping Boston’s Role in the American Revolution

    • August 1-3 - Migration, Immigration and Refugees

    • August 4-5 - Whaling in 19th Century Massachusetts

  • July 25-30 - Western Mass Writing Project & Holocaust Education Network Institute. UMass Amherst. Free. Field trips, interactive. Wow!

Fee-Based Programs:

For Students

  • June 27-July 1, 9am-1pm. History Alive! Writing Springfield Then and Now. Middle School (grade 6-8). Springfield Armory and Western Mass Writing Project. Register. 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.