EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 9, Issue 3 for March 9, 2022
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
- Guest Blog post preview: Defining Civic Equity for Students with Disabilities by Leah Bueso. Link to the full blog post.
Defining Civic Equity for Students with Disabilities
Guest Blog Post (see below).
Free webinar: New Inclusive Strategies and Tools in Civic Engagement by Students with Disabilities - Friday, March 11, 3:45pm
Chicago students participate in climate strike. Photo by Charles Edward Miller.
Leah Bueso reports on a study of participation in civics by students with disabilities in Chicago.
- March 7-11 - Massachusetts Civic Learning Week. See Civic Learning Week details.
- UMass Amherst published a media literacy choice board on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) seeks teacher-created project materials and examples of student work for student-led civics projects. Upload using this form. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Civics Project Virtual Office Hours - MA DESE. Info on civics project office hours.
- Provide input to MA DESE re civics projects implementation. Sign up for a focus group on civics. OR Complete this survey.
- The state policies page of CivxNow has been revamped and updated. Info on civics education policies.
- inquirED published downloadable Rubrics to Support Curriculum Review.
- Contact Laurie Risler, instructor historysmysteriesinquiry@
gmail.com about a five-day virtual History’s Mysteries Institute - July 25-29. Learn about History’s Mysteries free K-5 Historical Inquiry for Elementary Classrooms.
- Next issue of History eNews is April 13. Submit items to email@example.com by April 6.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Teaching World Geography and Ancient Civilizations
- Gain practical training in the geographic and historical content and inquiry-based strategies and resources for instruction to address Social Science Standards. Focus on regions of the world that have been underrepresented in K-12 classrooms.
- Led by Nicholas Aieta, Westfield State University, and Rich Cairn, Emerging America
- Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or optional 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University.
- April 19 - May 24. Online. With two live webinars. Register for Teaching World Geography and Ancient Civilizations.
Introduction to Elementary Inquiry Using History’s Mysteries
Emerging America: Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students
- Harness current events to deepen understanding of immigration across American history, from the founding of the nation through today. Focus on access strategies.
- Alison Noyes, Emerging America.
- July 8 to July 29. Online. With three live webinars: July 12, 19 & 26
- Register for Immigration Issues.
Develop a Mystery for Your Own Classroom History's Mysteries Institute
- The creators of History’s Mysteries will guide you through deep exploration of this powerful K-5 curriculum and its methods. Choose between customizing a unit for your unique classroom needs or creating a new History’s Mysteries-style lesson on a vital topic.
- 5-day summer intensive: July 25 to 29. Online.
- Laurie Risler, with Kelley Brown.
- Available for 66.5 PDPs or optional 3 graduate credits from Westfield State University.
- Register for the History’s Mysteries Institute.
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
- March 11, 3:45-4:30 - New Inclusive Strategies and Tools for Civic Engagement by Students with Disabilities - part of Mass Civics Learning Week 2022. Info on the webinar.
NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- The Library of Congress is making its growing Coronavirus Web Archive available to the public.
- Link to the new primary source set on Athletes.
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Featured this week - (log in to see DISCUSSIONS; no log-in needed for ALBUMS):
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers interested in working with primary sources are welcome to join this FREE network. You must log in to access discussions.
- DISCUSSION: Resource Roundup - Ukraine
- INSIDER POST: The Head Bone’s Connected to the… Neck Bone
- DISCUSSION: Gerrymandering - Roundup of Resources
- DISCUSSION: A Coronavirus Web Archive Collection from the Library of Congress
- DISCUSSION: Athletics as an Identity
- DISCUSSION: Paul Cuffee and the 1780 Petition for African-American Voting Rights
- DISCUSSION: The struggle for Voting Rights is not new to America
You may link directly to these resources.
- ALBUM: Lincoln’s Funeral.
- ALBUM: Before the Interstates there was the Lincoln Highway
- ALBUM: Bessie Coleman: America’s First Black Female Aviatrix
- ALBUM: Expanding on Wordle Activities with Primary Sources
- ALBUM: Abolitionist Cartoons and Images
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- What Can Primary Sources Tell Us about Battling Misinformation?
- What Happened Last Twosday? Exploring 2-22-22 in Primary Sources
- Teaching Modeling of the Universe with an Orrery Planetarium
- Using Sheet Music to Bring History to Life
- Submit Your Students’ Research for Inclusion in our New Learning Center
- Connecting the Dots with Baseball and Library Online Resources
- What’s new online at the Library of Congress – Winter 2021/22
DISABILITY HISTORY RESOURCES & UPDATES
- I was reminded in a conversation with disability advocates this week of how important it is for teachers to set rules for respectful use of language before they begin looking at primary sources with students, because some historic sources absolutely will contain offensive terms. Avoiding those terms in primary sources only shelters and empowers the bigoted ideas. Yet teachers must support students who could be upset to encounter them and clearly lay out practices for discussion, research, and classroom behavior. Visit the Accessing Inquiry online clearinghouse. - Rich Cairn, Editor
- Consider basic Mental Health First Aid training on how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 6-18.
- Dr. Robert Smithdas redefined deafblindness - article at Perkins online collections.
- The WNET Group (the parent company of the PBS stations THIRTEEN, WLIW, and NJ PBS) has launched the Becoming Helen Keller collection on PBS LearningMedia. Now they want your feedback! The collection explores disability history and the life and work of Helen Keller- author, advocate, and human rights pioneer. All the videos and support materials incorporate accessibility features including ASL interpretation, descriptive transcripts, extended audio description, closed captioning, alternative text descriptions for primary source images, and accessible text-based handouts. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
- Lisa Schur and Douglas Kruse. Disability and Voting Accessibility in the 2020 Elections: Final Report on Survey Results, Submitted to the Election Assistance Commission. February 16, 2021. School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. Download the report on disability and voting.
- Deaf: Cultures and Communication, 1600 to the Present - Yale University Library.
- “Six Manga Books About People with Disabilities” by Brigid Alverson in School Library Journal, February 2022. (Vol. 68, #2, pp. 32-34).
All times in Eastern Time Zone - Online unless noted
- March 12, 9am-5pm - Pursuing Wellness: Medicine and Healing in New England - Historic Deerfield. Info on medicine and healing seminar.
- March 15, 4-5:30pm Pacific Time - Lorena V. Marquez, Championing Local History through a Social Justice Lens - California History and Social Science Project (CHSSP). Link to social justice webinar.
- March 16, 2:30-3:30pm - Using Primary Sources to Connect Students to Local History - XanEdu. Info on local history webinar.
- March 16, 4pm - Project Implementation: Managing the Process - Civics Project Virtual Support Forums - MA DESE. Info on civics project support forums.
- March 17-20, National Council for History Education (NCHE) annual conference. Register for NCHE Conference.
- March 22, 4-5pm - Facing Hate: A Global Conspiracy with Local Manifestations - Facing History and Ourselves. Info on facing hate webinar.
- March 26, 2pm - Snow Cover and Winter Knowledge of the Little Ice Age - Historic Deerfield. Info on Little Ice Age webinar.
- March 29, 3pm - Engaging and Connecting Community Stakeholders - Civics Project Virtual Support Forums - MA DESE. Info on civics project support forums.
- March 31, 1pm - Underwriters of the United States: How Insurance Shaped The American Founding - Hannah Farber - American Antiquarian Society. Info on Farber webinar.
- April 6, 4pm - Civic Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions in the Elementary Classroom - with Discovering Justice - MA Civics for All. Info on elementary civics webinar.
- April 9, 1pm - Spanish Civil War Letters of George and Ruth Watt - Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA). Info on ALBA workshop.
- April 9, 9am-4:15pm - Teaching Truth in Challenging Times - University of Virginia, Learning for Justice, and others. Info on Teaching Truth workshop.
- April 15, 3:30-5pm - Learning Together about Firsting and Lasting: Exploring Indigenous History - Facing History. Info on Indigenous History.
- April 19, 4-5:30pm Pacific Time - Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire and Revolution in the Borderlands - CHSSP. Link to borderlands webinar.
- April 27, 7-8pm. Virtual tour - The Hare with Amber Eyes - Five College Center for East Asian Studies (FCCEAS). Info on FCCEAS events.
- May 12, 4-5:30pm Pacific Time - Tsim Schneider, Injustice and Indigenous Resilience in Colonial California - CHSSP. Link to Indigenous resilience webinar.
- June 6 (in person) and 7 (online) - 2022 Mass History Conference. Info on the Mass History Conference.
- Info on free Summer 2022 Professional Development at the Library of Congress.
- June 27 - July 1 - in-person - Mars Hill, North Carolina - Primary Sources and Performance: Developing Student Empathy with Documentary Theater - Mars Hill University & Ping Chong and Company. Info on theater seminar.
- July 9-12 - Gettysburg College - Gilder Lehrman Teacher Symposium - Many topics in U.S. History. Info on Gilder Lehrman summer.
- The Plainest Demands of Justice: Documents for Dialogue on the African American Experience - Bill of Rights Institute.
- The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy - Facing History and Ourselves. Link to Reconstruction Era resources.
- As a class, watch Fords’ Theater performance of One Destiny online about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
NEW BLOG POST
Guest Blog Post: Civic Equity for Students with Disabilities
By Leah Bueso, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Riverside Graduate School of Education
Civics researcher Leah Bueso reports on a new landmark study on civic participation by students with disabilities in the Chicago Public Schools. Bueso examined the results of surveys of nearly 50,000 students to determine where students with disabilities are being included, and where they are left out.
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