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History eNews from Emerging America - March 1, 2016

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Published on Wed, 03/02/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 8 for March 1, 2016

(Lots here this week. Scroll all the way to the bottom!)

FREE Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative - Register.

  • † Plymouth - March 15 & April 27 Sparking Inquiry in Geography & World History.

Great and rare offering for World History and Geography teachers. Access primary sources from the world’s largest library–the Library of Congress–and from the World Digital Library’s items from 193 national libraries.

Put the resources to work with a lesson you can use!

  • Boston - April 2 - First to Fight: American Volunteers against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) - Clash of ideologies at the start of WWII - Peter Carroll and Carlos Ramos

This workshop brings top scholars from Stanford and Wellesley to work with teachers regarding this powerful moment in World and U.S. History. “This workshop delivers even more than I imagined. You did not over-promise!” - 2015 participant - Newton. Work with inspired and inspiring teacher-leaders. Take away lesson & resources you will use!

  • Amherst-Holyoke-Northampton - March 15, April 26, & May 10, 4-7pm - The 1960s in Historical Perspective: Social Justice & Equality in Local Context

Get hands-on with source materials with senior archivist-scholars at three top local archives.

In partnership with UMass Amherst, we asked three world-class archives what they would like to show off and share with teachers.

  • Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College - Women’s movement

  • UMass Special Collections and University Archives - Communes

  • Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke - Vega Collection–Puerto Rican Activism

Register here or as noted.  † = Grad credit History.  * = General ed grad credit.


  • Sturbridge - April 4-6 Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies. (Register with NERC). TPS workshop on multimedia primary sources. (Fee to MCSS.)

  • * Boston - May 7 & 14 - Landscape of Revolution - Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center. Register directly with Leventhal. John Hannigan on African American soldiers. Develop lesson for your classroom!

  • † Arlington - June 6-7 - Immigration Issues in Perspective: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources. Register with CES.

  • * Northampton - Mar 16 - Teaching Reading & Writing about Informational Texts – Sandy Roth - Deadline extended to March 9.


New at the Library! Library of Congress Events Library of Congress Teacher Blog Posts

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March 2: Ancient China - March 9: China in Movies - March 21: Okinawa Post-WWII - April 19: MacArthur & WWII - Webinars - Five College Center for East Asian Studies.

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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.