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History eNews from Emerging America - March 14, 2018

Published on Thu, 03/15/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 11 for March 14, 2018


  • Due to snow day yesterday, the March 13 and April 3 Accessing Inquiry workshop in Boston has been rescheduled to April 3 and May 22. Registration is reopened. (See below.)
  • We the People Showcase at Edward M. Kennedy seeks judge - April 9, 9am-1pm

New Accessible Lesson at! See blog post below.

Where the blame lies, by Grant E. Hamilton, April 4, 1891

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities Register now for Spring 2018.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.


  • March 23 & 24 - 8:45am - 3:45pm - Plymouth North High School - America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond ($35). Registration.  

ACCESSING INQUIRY FOR ALL LEARNERS: Hands-on workshop to learn and practical skills for teaching diverse learners.

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources:
    • RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW: NOW April 3 & May 22 - 8:30am-4:00pm - Boston ($72.50) FREE to Boston Public Schools teachers. Registration. BPS teachers find the coupon code on the registration page. Contact with questions.
    • April 5 & 23 - 8:30am-4pm - Westford Academy. ($72.50) FREE to Westford Public Schools teachers. Westford teachers find the coupon code on the registration page. Registration.
    • April 24 & May 15 - 8am - 4pm - Northampton ($72.50) Registration.
    • April 26 & May 8 - 8am - 3pm - Danbury, CT ($89) Registration. (Click “Register for Courses”.)

“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • March 14 - JFK Presidential Library and Museum - New Book Discussion - Nine Irish Lives: The Thinkers, Fighters, & Artists Who Helped Build America - Free Registration
  • March 20 - JFK Presidential Library and Museum - Vietnam and American Politics in 1968 - Free Registration
  • March 24 - 2pm - Springfield Armory Museum Theater - World War Women: The Unsung Heroines of World War II
  • March 28 - 7-8:30pm - Historic Northampton - Immigration in the Connecticut River Valley and Around the Country - Then and Now - Info
  • May 1 - 9:30am-11am - Franklin County Law Day 2018 - Franklin Justice Center
  • May 3 - 9am-11am - Hampshire County Law Day 2018 - Hampshire County Courthouse
  • May 19 - 8:30am-6pm - Historic Deerfield, Connoisseurship and Artful Deceptions: Understanding 18th- Century Ceramics - Info and Registration

Other Resources:

Summer 2018:

New Accessible Lesson Plan on Immigration Online Immigration versus Nativism The topic of immigration is just as controversial today as it was at the turn of the twentieth century. In this one-day lesson, students will immerse themselves in the attitudes and opinions of many native-born Americans (Nativists) who did not welcome the arrival of immigrants from certain countries. Students will use music and political cartoons from the period to wonder, investigate, and construct new understandings of the popular opinions towards immigrants at the time. Students will then will reflect on their learning and connect that to their knowledge of opinions on immigration today. Their homework will be to create a period-correct Letter to the Editor expressing their opposition to or support for immigration, or to create a period-correct political cartoon also expressing their opposition to or support for immigration. Included in the lesson is a Universal Design for Learning Chart and a rubric for editorial writing. ********************************** History eNews welcomes YOUR news & events. Published most Wednesdays; deadline Monday 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.