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History eNews from Emerging America - March 1, 2017

Published on Tue, 02/28/2017

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 8 for MARCH 1, 2017


  • Becoming Helen Keller - Get to know an old friend. Like this Facebook site!
  • March 29 - 9am-4:30pm - Social Studies 2017 Legislative Day - Mass State House - Inform legislators about the need for strong Social Studies. Details:  REGISTER.
  • National Council for the Social Studies - Congress is considering funding for professional development in History and Civics. Tell them what you think!
  • Library of Congress seeks input on its online teacher resources. Comment.


Meet state requirements for Professional Development on Teaching Struggling Learners, with a program designed for teachers of Social Studies! IMG_0052Hands-on, high quality, low cost professional development to support ALL learners to access Social Studies and Humanities content!
  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources. March 27 & April 11. 8am - 4pm. Northampton. Albert Mussad & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Examine immigration issues across history. Integrate innovative and engaging teaching approaches and techniques to support all learners. REGISTER.
  • Accessing Inquiry for Student with Disabilities through Primary Sources. April 13 & 27 - Northampton. Laurie Risler & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available for $125 extra fee. “Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. How can we help students meet today’s challenges to democracy?   
  • America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond - This powerful workshop, features dynamic teacher Kelley Brown and top scholars from Stanford and Oberlin. Explore propaganda (including “Fake News”), mass media, and examination of the Klan, neo-Nazis, and far right in the United States today. Offered in English with Spanish language breakout. $25. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Optional grad credit in History available for fee. March 31 & April 1. Holyoke. REGISTER.


  • Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students. March 15 - May 3. $25. 15 hours. Earn 22.5 PDPs–or 1 grad credit. Info.


  • Music of Baseball. Post.
  • Sigmund Freud Papers Now Online. Post.
Library of Congress Teachers Blog
  • Women Photojournalists of WWI. Post.
Library of Congress Summer Institutes - Free -
  • June 19-23, June 26-30, and July 10-14 – All subject areas.
  • July 17-21 - Science, Technology, and Engineering.
  • July 31-August 4 - World War I


  • Historic Northampton:
    • March 13, 5-8pm - Historic Northampton - Opening Reception for March 13-30 - “States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories”
    • March 15, 7pm - Forbes Library - “Punishment in Paradise: The History of Incarceration in Northampton, 1654-present” - Mike Ryan
    • March 29, 7pm - Forbes Library - “Real Madness: Warehousing People with Mental Illness in Prisons” - Robert Fleischner
  • American Antiquarian Society - Worcester:
    • March 16 - 7pm - “The Matter of Black Lives” on Frederick Douglass. - Ezra Greenspan
    • March 28 - 6-9pm - “Scientific Americans: The Art of Science in the New Nation” - Gregory Nobles
    • March 30 - 7pm - John James Audubon and the Origins of Citizen Science - Gregory Nobles
    • April 11 - 7pm - “Equal Rights… Have They Been Realized?” - Richard Brown
    • April 25 - 7pm - “If I Am Not for Myself Who Will Be for Me” - One-person play about George Washington’s slave Oney - Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti
    • May 2 - 7pm - “Slave Resistance and the Making of Abolition” - Manisha Sinha
    • May 11, 6-9pm - “Medicine and Health in Early America”
  • April 3-4 - NERC - Mass Council for the Social Studies - Edward M. Kennedy Institute - Boston
  • April 20-22 - Holyoke Community College - “Getting Out” - Play by Marsha Norman.
  • “Last Seen” - Digital project to help descendents of enslaved Americans trace their ancestors. Service-learning opportunity!
  • Students write Wikipedia articles for class. Cool idea!
  • Society for History in the Federal Government - Directory of Federal History programs.
Career Expansion?
  • K12 Teacher Engineering Education Program now accepting applications for Fall 2017. Graduate level online courses in engineering education at Tufts University.
Summer Institutes - Browse Blog for many additional listings!
  • June 25-30 - Montreal & Ottawa - “Teaching Canada” - $699 - Info.
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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.