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History eNews from Emerging America - June 20, 2018

Published on Wed, 06/20/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 25 for June 20, 2018



  • Western Massachusetts Writing Project - Civics Literacy Leadership Institute - 2018-2019 school year - Info  


Teaching Social Studies in Elementary Grades:

Lessons & Summer PD

New Accessible Lesson at!

See info below.

The Americanese wall - as Congressman [John Lawson] Burnett would build it

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.


  • July 5 - August 5 - Fully online. The American War in Vietnam - Kelley Brown and Chris Appy. $35. Register.
  • July 18-20 - CES, Northampton - Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. $125. Register.
  • July 30-31 - Boston Public Library - Immigration and Maps - Register.

ACCESSING INQUIRY FOR ALL LEARNERS June sessions cancelled. Contact if your district would like to host this course at no charge to the district or to teachers from the district.

  • CANCELLED - June 26-27 - North Adams ($72.50) Free to teachers of North Adams Public Schools.
  • CANCELLED - June 28-29 - Springfield ($72.50) Free to teachers of Springfield Public Schools.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • History Isn’t Boring! Final thoughts from a year well spent  

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • National Council for the Social Studies: Summer Professional Learning - Info (Fees)
    • June 20-August 1 - Socrates and The Battle for the Soul of America: An Online Institute for Social Studies Teachers
    • July 10-July 12 - NCSS 2018 Religious Studies Summer Institute
    • July 17-July 19 - NCSS 2018 Summer Leadership Institute
    • July 23 and 24 - 2018 IDM Summer Institute - Are You Ready to Inquiry?
    • July 25-July 25 - 2018 Media Literacy Summer Institute - Teaching Students to Question
    • August 7 - 8:30am-5:30pm - Make Social Studies Come Alive with Inquiry and STEM!
  • June 24 - 1-2pm - Wistariahurst - Specialty Tour - Chauffeurs and Housekeepers: A Servant’s Perspective - Info
  • July 24 and July 26 - George Washington Teacher Institute - Voices of the Potomac: Multiple Perspectives of the 18th-Century Agricultural Economy - FREE - Info
  • July 30 - 2pm - Pioneer Valley History Network - Springfield Armory - The Watershops: The Heartbeat of the Armory - Info
  • August 14 - 9am-4pm - Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. - Teaching with Primary Sources UConference - Info

Other Resources:

  • Periodic Presidents - All the Presidents’ Birthdays - Poster

New Accessible Lesson Plan: In or Out: Race and Disability As Legal Barriers to Immigration Who gets accepted as a citizen or as an immigrant?  Who is considered a desirable immigrant? This lesson plan examines the arrival of newcomers and the history of the entry process. Students use primary source images and texts to investigate the answer to this question for Ellis Island in the 1900s and then present evidence with supported claims. The lesson is made vivid by the task of deciding whether a particular individual described in a biographical sketch would likely be admitted or denied entry, according to the 29 questions asked by immigration officials at the time. ********************************** History eNews welcomes YOUR news & events. Published Wednesdays; deadline Sunday noon. Archived at - Reply to to be removed from this list. Register for CES events. Teacher-created lessons, primary source sets, & assessments at: Follow Emerging America on Twitter and Facebook.  


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.