EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol 8, issue 14, June 30, 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Other Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
We Are The Future - Building Disability Justice
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources - Online
July 9 to August 8 - Earn PDPs or Grad Credit in History
Autistic disability rights activist Lydia X. Z. Brown. Amplifier, 2020.
- Follow the Africatown blog with Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown as they participate in next week’s NEH workshop in Mobile, Alabama about the slave ship Clotilda.
- August 3-4 - NCHE Equity Summit. Has an impressive line-up for this virtual event. Info.
- Generation Citizen seeks a New England Program Manager. Link to application information.
- The Library of Congress seeks college or graduate students for stipended Teaching with Primary Sources Internships at the Young Readers Center. Info.
- Apply to present at the National Council for History Education 2022 Conference, March 17-19 in St. Louis.
- “G.O.P. Bills Rattle Disabled Voters: ‘We Don’t Have a Voice Anymore’” - June 14 New York Times.
- Tactile Images makes grants available to museums to make exhibits accessible to people with visual impairments.
- Congratulations to Laurie Risler, recipient of the 2021 Barbara Capron Award for Excellence in Teaching Elementary Social Studies from the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies! Info.
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EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Contact email@example.com.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources:
- ALL states' teachers welcome! Focus on Massachusetts and Maryland state standards and resources.
- Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America with Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities.
- NEW: Access FREE K-12 Curriculum on History of People with Disabilities.
- Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour recertification requirement on teaching students with disabilities.
- July 9 - August 8. One live webinar: July 14. Info & Registration.
History's Mysteries Summer Institute: Develop a Mystery for Your Own Classroom:
- Taught by History’s Mysteries creators Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown. Deepen your practice; gain coaching to carry this engaging approach across the disciplines. 45 hours or 3 grad credits from WSU.
- July 12-16, half-day seminars + half-day work time; teach a unit in fall; share out December 4. Info & Registration.
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
- July 9, 1-2pm - Differentiating Civics for All Learners with Elizabeth Osborn from Engaging Congress. Part of AFT Teach 2021 Virtual Conference.
- August 11, 4-5:30pm Eastern Time - “Introduction to Elementary Inquiry using History’s Mysteries.” Sign up via the History’s Mysteries website.
Contact Rich Cairn firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district or region in 2021.
NEW AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Library of Congress Staff-led Teaching with Primary Sources Foundations Webinars 2-3pm Eastern Time - Info:
- July 13 – Finding Resources on LOC.gov
- July 20 – Analyzing Multiple Perspectives
- July 27 – Information Literacy and Primary Sources
Library of Congress virtual open house for teachers, 15-minute tours of collections, led by experts.
September 17-26 - National Book Festival. Info.
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Featured this week - (log in to see DISCUSSIONS; no log-in needed for ALBUMS):
- DISCUSSION: Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio - links to literature
- DISCUSSION: Should there be a minimum wage? A Circle of Viewpoints Activity with Chronicling America
- DISCUSSION: Using Image Titles and Caption Cards
- DISCUSSION: Inquiry Lesson: What Would You Ask This Teapot?
You may link directly to these resources.
- ALBUM: How to Create an Album in the TPS Teachers Network: Using Visual Cues
- ALBUM: Defining Monuments and Memorials
- ALBUM: The French Revolution
- ALBUM: Reconstruction - Compromise of 1877
- ALBUM: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Chief Plenty Coups
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Expanding Student Understanding of World War I Soldiers’ Experiences with Poetry
- Join us for the Library of Congress Virtual Open Houses – June 30th and August 4th, 2-3:30 ET
- Grab the Mic: Jason Reynolds June Newsletter
- Spreading the Word for a Cause: Exploring Broadsides, Flyers, and Posters from the Library’s Collections
- The Power of Audience and Purpose: Teaching Complex Topics through Primary Source Portraits
- Visualizing “Our Common Purpose”
- July 7, 10am-12pm - Get A Sneak Peek at the 4QM Teaching Book, "From Story To Judgment.” Info.
- July 10, 5pm Virtual - School Letters: Teaching with the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family Papers - Professor Karen Sánchez-Eppler. Info.
- July 10, 9am - 4pm Eastern - Building in the Picturesque: Domestic Architecture in the Age of Industry, 1840-1870 - Historic Deerfield. Info.
- July 12, 6:30-8pm - French Memoir and Memories of the War for American Independence - American Independence Institute. Info.
- August 5, 6:30-8pm - Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth - American Independence Institute. Info.
- August 10, 1-3pm Eastern - Teaching Democracy: Taiwan - virtual workshop - Five College Center for East Asian Studies (FCCEAS). Info.
- August 12, 1-3pm Eastern - Ties that Bind: Women’s Empowerment in Early 20th Century Korea - virtual workshop - FCCEAS. Info.
- August 24, 6:30-7:30pm - The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina - American Independence Institute. Info.
- Nov. 4-7 - On Site at Mt Vernon - George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government. Info.
- Protecting Immigrant Students’ Rights to a Public Education - new guide from the Southern Poverty Law Center
- Greenfield’s Museum of Our Industrial History launched a user-friendly new website: https://industrialhistory.org/
- The Slave Dwelling Project preserves and shares the legacies of enslaved Americans.
- Washington’s Travels - online investigation - Mt Vernon
- The Fight for Ethnic Studies - article from Learning Justice journal Tolerance
- Hannah Arendt and the Banality of Evil - in the summer journal issue of the Constitutional Rights Foundation
- History UnErased offers primary source-based resources and lessons on LGBTQ history. (There is a cost per school.)
- Ford’s Theater. Teaching Resources.
- Online Course - Understanding and Supporting Student-Led Activism - Learning Justice. Info.
- National History Day (NHD) Inspiring Student Research Webinar Series. Info.
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