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History eNews from Emerging America - March 21, 2018

Published on Thu, 03/22/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 12 for March 21, 2018


New Accessible Lesson at! See blog post below. Young Cotton Mill Worker. A Piece of machine fell on his foot mashing his toe. This caused him to fall on to a spinning machine and his hand went into the unprotected gearing, crushing and tearing out two fingers. October 23, 1912. Bessemer City, North Carolina

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities

Register now for Spring 2018. EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration. Contact WORLD AND U.S. HISTORY:

  • 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

  • Discovering Science in - Info

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • March 22 - NCSS - Mapping Current Events: A Newsela and Google Adventure - Fee - Info
  • April 7 - Five College Center for East Asian Studies - Along the Silk Road - Register
  • May 19 - 8:30am-6pm - Historic Deerfield - Connoisseurship and Artful Deceptions: Understanding 18th-Century Ceramics - Info and Registration

Other Resources:

New Accessible Lesson Plan: Injuries and Disability in 19th Century Industry In this lesson students will learn that incurring a disability at work was a common occurrence of the Industrial Revolution.  This lesson integrates disability history content within a larger 14-day unit on the Industrial Revolution. The lesson plan provides a series of activities that highlight the importance of children and adults with disabilities in 19th century workplaces, and the ways primary source photographs provide information and inspire critical questions. In total, these activities, teaching tools of analysis for primary sources, and exploring disability history, could take up to six hours. ********************************** 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.