EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 9, Issue 6 for June 8, 2022
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
- Blog post preview: Whose stories? Consider Immigrant History. Link to full blog post.
Whose stories would your students like to learn about in your curriculum?
Give them an anonymous survey to find out! The potential of immigrant history to engage students will be a focus this summer as we bring together educators to explore the topic.
July 8-29 online course for grad credit or continuing education units.
“Ojo Sarco, New Mexico. One-room school in an isolated mountainous Spanish-American community, which has eight grades and two teachers. Most of the teaching is in Spanish…” Photographer John Collier, Jr., 1943.
- June’s Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives issue of The Volunteer published, “Massachusetts Passes Genocide Education Legislation,” by Rich Cairn.
- “Laws restricting lessons on racism are making it hard for teachers to discuss the massacre in Buffalo” - NBC News.
- Gilder-Lehrman Institute FREE virtual courses in history for students in upper elementary, middle, and high school.
- The Autistic School Staff Project is seeking autistic teachers licensed in Massachusetts to participate in interviews about their work experiences. Info on the Autistic School Staff Project.
- See essay: “When Youth Are Experts in the Field” - Issues in Science and Technology.
- Next issue of History eNews is July 13. GUEST EDITOR: Submit items to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 6.
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.
Teaching Disability History: How the Civil War Changed Disability and American Government
- The morning workshop on the Civil War veterans unit: How the Civil War Transformed Disability.
- Afternoon will showcase the entire K-12 Disability History curriculum and feature a lesson-writing workshop
- Evening webinar with disability historian Graham Warder.
- Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- June 30, 9am-12pm; 12:30-3pm; 7-8pm - Eastern Time. Online.
- Register for Teaching Disability History.
Emerging America: Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students
- Harness current events to deepen understanding of immigration across American history, from the founding of the nation through today. Focus on access strategies.
- Alison Noyes, Emerging America.
- July 8 to July 29. Online. With three live webinars: July 12, 19 & 26
- Register for Immigration Issues.
Develop a Mystery for Your Own Classroom History's Mysteries Institute
- The creators of History’s Mysteries will guide you through deep exploration of this powerful K-5 curriculum and its methods. Choose between customizing a unit for your unique classroom needs or creating a new History’s Mysteries-style lesson on a vital topic.
- Summer: July 24-29 (5-day intensive). Online.
- Laurie Risler, with Kelley Brown.
- Available for 66.5 PDPs or optional 3 graduate credits from Westfield State University.
- Register for the History’s Mysteries Institute.
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
See list of accessible recordings of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
- Race, Disability, and the Movement for Disability Rights: Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
- Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- July 8, 2022 - Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta - Engaging the Long Arc of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Register for the Civil Rights Movement conference.
NEW AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- Exhibit Marks 200 Years of Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
- Meet the three Inaugural Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grant Recipients for the Library of Congress.
- May-June Issue of Library of Congress Magazine focuses on Great Letters.
- Crowdsourcing Black History - in the Library of Congress Magazine.
- The 2022 National Book Festival will be September 3 in Washington, DC. Visit the National Book Festival blog.
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: Teaching with Historic Places in Peril
- DISCUSSION: Nineteenth century medicine, the enslaved, and memory
- DISCUSSION-LESSON: Documentary or Art? - Photographic Analysis of Gordon Parks’ series on Ella Watson
- DISCUSSION-LESSON: Create Your Own Photo Essay
- DISCUSSION: What do primary sources add when they are not the focus?
- DISCUSSION: Physical Training for Business Men (1917)
- DISCUSSION: The Great Garbage Mystery
- DISCUSSION: Crowdsourcing Request! End-of-Year Primary Source Activities
- DISCUSSION: Which of Uncle Sam's dreams came true?
- DISCUSSION: Passion for Aviation History
You may link directly to these resources.
- ALBUM-LESSON: Seeing Images from All Sides - “Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange, and Florence Owens Thompson
- ALBUM: Voices From Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Story
- ALBUM: Parks & Rec
- ALBUM: 6 Automobiles
- ALBUM: How does your homeland shape you? - Teaching Native American History group
- ALBUM: Just Glass
- ALBUM: WWII Rumors Project
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Exploring the Color of Coral Using a Primary Source
- Understanding History using a Photographer’s Body of Work (Gordon Parks)
- It’s Time for History, Math, and Art!
- Using Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning (CER) with Primary Source Analysis
- The Trolley Transforms Transit: A Moment in the History of Transportation
- Learn about Parallel Primary Sources for Enhancing STEM Experiences on May 12th
- Finding Legislative Information on Topics of Interest Using the Library of Congress
- Reading is for Everyone
DISABILITY HISTORY RESOURCES & UPDATES
- Are You Teaching Disability History? Whether “Yes” or “No,” please complete a short survey to help document the extent of Disability History education in the U.S. Link to the survey.
- “You don’t have to carry a sign to support others in the movement. You can bake cookies for the meeting and that’s very important.” - Read interview with Crip Camp Documentary Filmmaker Jim LeBrecht.
- Making Civics Accessible for All - presentation by New York Special Education teacher, Margaret Negrelli - Albert Shanker Institute. Watch recording of accessible civics webinar. [Terrific! - Editor.]
- “These High Schoolers Are Calling For A National Disability History Museum By Making Their Own” - WBUR blog.
- “Models of Disability and How They Impact Teaching” - Keagan Stoyles for the Facing Canada blog - Facing History and Ourselves.
- Toolbox for Care - helping students to process traumatic events - Teaching Strategy from Facing History and Ourselves.
- “Autism Prevalence Rising Globally” to 1 in 100 - Read in Disability Scoop.
- Videos: Understanding & Acknowledging Disabilities from a Native Perspective (19 mins) & Above and Beyond Our Disability (32 mins) - Native American Disability Law Center.
- Disability Language Style Guide - National Center on Disability and Journalism.
- Mikva Challenge - video of student statement on youth mental health. (Browse the statements for more on this topic.)
All times in Eastern Time Zone - “Hybrid” events are both virtual and in-person.
- June 14 - 6pm - Eastern - Hybrid event - The Imposter’s War: The Press, Propaganda, and the Newsman Who Battled for the Minds of America - Mass Historical Society. Info on talk re newsman.
- June 23, 7pm - Using Historical Fiction to Teach US History, with author Lauie Halse Anderson - WGBH Education and the National Council for the Social Studies. Info on webinar on using historical fiction.
- June 24-25 - Hybrid Event - Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts - Dublin Seminar: Tools and Toolmaking in New England. Info on the 2022 Dublin Seminar.
- June 27-29 - online - Belfer National Conference for Educators - U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Info on the Holocaust conference.
- June 29, 7-8pm Eastern Time - webinar - From Surviving to Thriving: Creating Equitable Environments through Emotional Intelligence and Culturally Relevant Practices - Facing History and Ourselves. Info on Emotional Intelligence webinar.
- July 11-13 - 9am - 3pm Eastern - in Boston and Lowell - Teaching Environmental Justice and Activism in Massachusetts and Beyond - Leventhal Map Education Center and Tsongas Industrial History Center. Info on Environmental Workshop.
- Summer Events of the American Revolution Institute.
- July 12-14, 10am - 12:15pm Pacific Time - Online - Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet - Stanford History Education Group - fee. Info on SHEG Civic Online Reasoning workshop.
- July 19-21 - Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida - NASA and the Space Race - National Council for History Education. Info on Space Race workshop.
- August 2, 9, & 16 - 7:30pm Eastern Time - webinars - Learn to Use the KidCitizen activity editor. Info on KidCitizen editing.
- August 9-12 - Boston Athenaeum - Primary Sources in the Classroom: Active Citizenship. Info on the Athenaeum workshop.
- October 23-24 - in-person, Hyannis - Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies Conference - watch for details.
- December 2-4 - in-person, Philadelphia - National Council for the Social Studies annual conference. Info on Philadelphia conference.
- PolitiCraft classroom civics card game has gone wholly digital. Info on the free PolitiCraft online civics game.
- National Academies of the Sciences Committee on Human Rights Year in Review 2021.
- Bill of Rights in Action - resources on Yugoslavia, Mother Jones, and January 6, 2021 - Bill of Rights Foundation.
- Article: Debbie Reese on Book Bans and Native Representation - Learning for Justice.
- “Learning to Teach Social Studies Inquiry and Writing with Primary Sources to English Learners and Students of Color” - University of Michigan. Contact Chauncey Monte-Sano firstname.lastname@example.org about inquiry and writing.
- Supporting Civically Engaged Argument Writing with Primary Sources - recordings of webinar series- Philadelphia Writing Project.
NEW BLOG POST
Blog Post by Alison Noyes: Whose stories? Consider immigrant history
Whose stories would your students like to learn about in your curriculum? Give them this anonymous survey to find out!
Topics that students care about can be one of the most powerful incentives to engage in class, and even, when it is in the balance, to come to school. As we bring the year to a close, finding ways to look ahead with excitement is part of the prescription for all of us.
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