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History eNews from Emerging America – March 6, 2019

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Published on Wed, 03/06/2019


Instructional videos and other resources on

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and

Universal Design for Learning

in the Social Studies

Register for online course:

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources

(Details at bottom of page, below.)

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.



DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 7: Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry, NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Teachers. Massachusetts teachers address new content and practice standards. Receive $1,200 stipend for travel and living expenses. Information and Registration

  • July 7-12 – Springfield, Sturbridge, Greenfield, Northampton, and Holyoke.
  • July 21-26 – Springfield, Sturbridge, Greenfield, Northampton, and Holyoke.

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Instructors Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour requirement for training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and the instruction of students with diverse learning styles. Grad credit available. Register.

  • March 27 to May 7 – FULLY ONLINE!

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social StudiesInstructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.

  • April 23 and May 21 – Northampton.

New: America Transformed: Teaching Westward Expansion Using Primary Sources. Instructors Michelle LeBlanc, Rich Cairn, and historian Heather Cox Richardson

  • April 3 & April 10, 2019, 9am-3pm – Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center. Register with Leventhal.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • America’s Changemakers in Song: Celebrating Music In Our Schools Month with Library of Congress Primary Sources
  • Sergeants Robert A. Pinn and William H. Thomas: African American Entrants in William O. Bourne’s Left-Handed Penmanship Contests, 1865-1867

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.

  • February 16 – April 21 – “The Time of My Life” – Vintage Views of Western Massachusetts – Enlarged postcards – Great Falls Discovery Center
  • March 12 – 9am-3pm – Harkins Consulting: Social Emotional Learning in Service Learning (Devens, MA) – Information and Registration
  • March 27 – 6pm-9pm – Primary Source: Reimagining Civics – Democracy, Social Justice, and Global Education (Newton, MA) – Information and Tickets (fee)
  • March 13, 20, and 27 – 7-9pm – Historic Deerfield: Chinese Export Porcelain and Its Global Impact – Information and Registration
  • April 2 – 7-8pm – Webinar: J-Boys: Kazuo’s World, Tokyo, 1965,” with author Shogo Oketani and translator Avery Fischer Udagawa – Registration
  • April 11 – 7-8pm – Webinar: Freeman Book Award Winner “Grenade” with author Alan Gratz – Registration
  • April 16 – 7-8pm – Webinar: How to find Authentic Books About Asia from Asia – Registration
  • April 16 – 5pm-8pm – Ford’s Theater: Wikimedia Edit-A-Thon (Washington, D.C.) – Information
  • April 27 – 8am- 5pm – Historic Deerfield: Federal Cabinetmaking: Kneeland & Adams of Hartford – Information and Registration

Summer 2019:

Other Resources:

Engagement Strategies from Emerging America:

History Education Resources: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Primary Sources videos for teachers

On the website, we are gathering resources that teachers can use to expand their repertoire of strategies for supporting all learners.  The Minnesota Historical Society has published a series of brief educational videos for new and experienced teachers. Each 10 minute segment introduces the concepts of culturally relevant pedagogy and the ways that using primary sources expands students’ understanding of history.

Minnesota teaching materials, including curriculum featured in the videos.

Check out Accessing Inquiry Engagement Strategies page at for more professional development videos and articles.

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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.