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History eNews from Emerging America - May 11, 2016

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Published on Wed, 05/11/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 14 for May 11, 2016

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  • † Immigration Issues in Perspective: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources – Focus on diverse learners. Rich Cairn, Instructor. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs. Sections:

    • June 6-7 with Scott Wong, Williams College. Boston Public Library.

    • July 5-August 5 - Online.

  • † Windows on History: Research & Build a Local History Website in Your Class - June 29 - 9:30am-5:00pm; July 27 - 8:30am-3:30pm; +1.5 hrs Fall date TBD. Springfield Museums & Wistariahurst, Holyoke. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs. Rich Cairn, Instructor.

  • † Equal Protection and the Constitution: Teaching Modern Struggles for Justice with Struggling Learners. July 5-August 5. Kelley Brown, Instructor. With Akhil Reed Amar. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs. Online.

  • † Equality Before the Law: The U.S. Constitution & Struggles for Justice. July 11-15. 8:30am-4:00pm. Fri. to 12:00. With Akhil Reed Amar, Kelley Brown, & Laurie Risler. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs.

  • † Engaging Students in Inquiry with Primary Sources. Teachers of Grades K-5. July 13 8:30am-3:30pm; July 14 8:30am-12:00noon; + 1.5 hrs. Fall date TBD. Rich Cairn, Instructor. Cambridge. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Sparking Inquiry in Geography & World History. July 18-19 8:30am-3:30pm. Shrewsbury HS. Karen Albano & Rich Cairn, Instructors. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Nurturing Student Inquiry and Student Voice through Informational Texts. July 25-26, 8:30am-4:00pm; + 1.5 hrs Fall date TBD.. Rich Cairn, Instructor. Holyoke. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • Teaching History through Fiction and Informational Texts. July 29, 8:30am-4:00pm; + online work for 10 PDPs. Sandy Roth, Instructor.

† = Available for optional grad credit in History from Westfield State University.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Multimedia Moment: Documenting WWI Film Analysis Using Video Editing Software. Post.

  • Multimedia Moment: Close Reading a Film of a Street in 1897. Post.

  • Analyzing Historical Weather Tools to Understand Core Scientific Concepts. Post.


  • May 23 8:30am-3:30pm - Boston - FREE. Mass Civic Learning Conference - Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education - Details online & below.

  • July 18-20, Primarily Digital, FREE three-day institute at the Newseum, Washington, D. C. 8:30-3:30

  • History Camp Pioneer Valley, July 30th, Talks include: Talking About a Revolution, Bill Hosley; History of Pie in New England, Robert Cox; Freedom Stories of the Pioneer Valley, Cliff McCarthy

  • Sept. 24 - New England Regional World History Association Symposium “The Navigators” - Salem Academy Charter School. Contact Prof. Alfred J. Andrea

  • October 15, Transforming Education for Social Justice, 8-5 at Holyoke Community College, Details here.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Marlborough - Mass Council for the Social Studies - Fall Conference. Call for proposals. Submit a proposal to present a workshop! Proposals due by June 30.

May 23 – 1st Annual Conference on Civic Engagement & Learning – "Serving America: Promising Practices for Building Literacy & Civic Learning.” Details below. FREE. Mass ESE & E.M.K. Institute for the U.S. Senate, Boston. Understand the role civic learning plays in maintaining our democracy, increase civic knowledge and engagement among K-12 students, and connect civic education and literacy. Presenters to include K-12 educators and representatives from state, education and community organizations. Online registration open soon: (Option to purchase lunch when you register.)

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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.