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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

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.