EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 9, Issue 5 for May 11, 2022
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
- Guest Blog post: Content Teachers Take Your Seat at the Table: How to empower students by participating in IEP and 504 team meetings. Link to the full blog post.
“Why didn’t my school teach me this?”
- Young adult disability advocate on seeing the photo below.
Are You Teaching Disability History?
Whether the answer is “Yes” or “No,” please complete a short survey to help us document the extent of Disability History education in the U.S. Link to the survey.
“Robert Hudson makes a valuable contribution to the nation's war progress.” WWII U.S. Office of War Information photographer Ann Rosener documented participation in defense manufacturing. (1942). Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/
(Note: As often happens with sources related to disability, some language associated with this photo is offensive by today’s standards. Students require preparation to respond appropriately.)
- Emerging America is proud to join the 2022 Teaching with Primary Sources Professional Learning Conference: Engaging the Long Arc of the Civil Rights Movement - July 7, 2pm - July 8, 2022, 5:00pm at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta. Keynote: Charles M. Payne. Visit the Apex Museum, MLK National Historic Site, and The Center for Civil and Human Rights. Other presenters include the Right Question Institute. For K-12 educators and pre-service educators. $75 (includes meals). Sponsored by the TPS Civil Rights Fellowship collaboration between the University of South Carolina, Mars Hill University, and Middle Tennessee State University. Register for the Long Arc of the Civil Rights Movement conference.
- Citizen U announced new Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) NEA Microcredentials. Eight topics of job-embedded training include: Inquiry, Assessment, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Universal Design for Learning, Historical Places, and Historical Picture Books. (Emerging America is a proud partner on the project.) Free to NEA members. $75 to non-members; free vouchers available for non-members. Info on the TPS Microcredentials.
- “What Are You Going to Do with That?” Podcast on careers in Humanities - National Humanities Alliance.
- Browse the Mass Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) YouTube Channel. Including May 16 discussion on Genocide Education.
- Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program makes project grants to K-12 educators to utilize new teaching methods and techniques. Info re Heroes grants.
- Adult volunteers needed for Massachusetts Civics Day - June 6, 9:30am - 12:00pm - at Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston - Students will showcase civic action projects. Sponsored by Generation Citizen. Register to volunteer at MA Civics Day.
- Next issue of History eNews is June 8. Submit items to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Contact email@example.com.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Teaching Disability History: How the Civil War Changed Disability and American Government
- Morning workshop on the Civil War veterans unit: How the Civil War Transformed Disability.
- Afternoon will showcase the entire K-12 Disability History curriculum and feature a lesson-writing workshop
- Evening webinar with disability historian Graham Warder.
- Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- June 30, 9am-12pm; 12:30-3pm; 7-8pm - Eastern Time. Online.
- Register for Teaching Disability History.
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.
- Summer: July 24-29 (5-day intensive). 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.
[ALT] See list of accessible recordings of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
- Recording from History and Civics Accessibility as a Practical Civil Right, by Leslie Villegas - New America and Rich Cairn - Emerging America - April 26. Sponsored by CivXNow and Educating All Learners. (Video 1:02). Play recording of the Civics Accessibility webinar.
- Race, Disability, and the Movement for Disability Rights: Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
- Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- July 8, 2022 - Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta - Engaging the Long Arc of the Civil Rights Movement.
- Details in NEWS, above. Register for the Civil Rights Movement conference.
NEW AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
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):
- DISCUSSION: Query for the Network Mind: Primary Sources for the Visually Challenged - [RECOMMENDED: Editor].
- DISCUSSION: Pick an English name to use in school?
- DISCUSSION: Personal History connects school and student(s) creating deeper understanding
- DISCUSSION: Elementary Group - Take a Walk
- INSIDER POST: Curation - Wrangling the Firehose
You may link directly to these resources.
- ALBUM: Identification Tags
- ALBIUM: Changes & Innovations in the 1920's
- ALBUM: Technology's Impact on American History: Fueling the Automobile
- ALBUM: It’s the Flu
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Datasets as Primary Sources: An Archaeological Dig into Our Collective Brains, Part 2
- Jason Reynolds: Grab the Mic Newsletter, April 2022 Edition
- Transportation through U.S. History: A New Primary Source Set
- The Fascinating Town Atlas of the Netherlands
DISABILITY HISTORY RESOURCES & UPDATES
- Responsive Collaboration for IEP and 504 Teams. Includes approaches for content teachers. Info on IEP & 504 Teams book at Corwin.
- The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America - Jenifer L. Barclay. (2021). Univ. of Illinois Press.
- Able Cafe the Podcast is a new website on arts and culture.
- Making Civics Accessible webinar recording. Educating for Democratic Citizenship conference - Albert Shanker Institute. Teachers: Margaret Negrelli and Rachael Sonia. (61:33 minutes). Play recording of Accessible Civics webinar.
- 8 Principles for Supporting Students with ADHD. Jennifer Gonzalez. Cult of Pedagogy. (2022).
- A Virtual Window into Deaf History - Library of Congress blog.
- May 26, 2pm - online - Bonds of War: How Civil War Financial Agents Sold the War on the Union - David K. Thomson - American Antiquarian Institute. Info on Civil War finance webinar.
- June-July - Summer seminars with the California History and Social Science Project - offered online: Topics include Sources of Justice, Asian American Studies, Rethinking Teaching of Slavery, Integrated Action Civics, and Artforms of Resistance. Info on CHSSP Events.
- June-July - Summer seminars from Facing History and Ourselves.
- June-July - Summer institutes from the National Humanities Center.
- June-August - Primary Source summer courses.
- June-August - Gilder-Lehrman Institute summer seminars.
- June 6-7 - hybrid conference - Massachusetts History Conference - Keynote: Kyera Singleton, Executive Director, Royall House and Slave Quarters - Massachusetts History Alliance. Info on MA History Conference.
- June 7 - Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions - Right Question Institute. Info on Right Question Institute course.
- June 15-17 - online - Reading Like a Historian with Younger Students - Stanford History Education Group (SHEG). Fee-based. Info on SHEG course.
- June 28-30 - Learn. Unite. Connect. Educator Summit - in-person, Boston - Re-Imagining Migration. Info on Re-Imagining Migration Summit.
- July 5-9 - in-person - National Humanities Center: Research Triangle, North Carolina - African Diaspora: Teaching African American Studies Summer Institute. Info on African American Studies Institute.
- July 5-9 - in-person - Mars Hill University, North Carolina - Primary Sources and Performance - Ping Chong + Company. Info on Mars Hill institutes.
- July 11-22 - in-person - JFK Library, Boston - America’s Silenced Histories summer institute. Info on JFK Library institute.
- July 14-16 - Underrepresented Voices of the American Revolution - Massachusetts Historical Society. Info on 2022 Underrepresented Voices conference.
- July 15-16 - in-person - Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman - Engaging Rural America - TPS Interest Group - Free - National Council for History Education. Info on Rural education summit.
- July 18-22, 10:00am-noon daily - online - Exploring the Two Koreas - Five College Center for East Asian Studies. - Info on Two Koreas institute.
- July 20-24 - in-person - Mars Hill University, North Carolina - History and Culture of the Cherokee Tribe. Info on Mars Hill institutes.
- July 31 - August 5 - in-person - UMass Boston - Project Citizen Professional Development. Info on Project Citizen 2022.
- August 8-12 - in-person, Metro Boston - Park for Every Classroom - Essex Heritage and the National Park Service. Info on Park for Every Classroom.
- NCHE is now accepting proposals for the 2023 Conference in Salt Lake City - March 23-25. Propose an NCHE workshop here.
- National Council for the Social Studies - Educating for American Democracy Roadmap Resources.
- Four New Beyond the Bubble History Assessments of Thinking from the Stanford History Education Group. Topics include U.S.-Mexican migration and Native Lands.
- Rosa Parks: A Proud Daughter - digital interactive from KidCitizen.
- Mount Vernon Distance Learning programs for your classroom.
- Black Political Thought - Podcast from Learning for Justice.
- Lesson Plan: Free Press Makes Democracy Work - Facing History and Ourselves.
- Lesson Plan: The Legacies of Chinese Exclusion - Facing History and Ourselves.
- Resources for Teaching about Courts - NCHE.
NEW BLOG POST
Guest Blog Post: Content Teachers Take Your Seat at the Table
How to empower students by participating in IEP and 504 team meetings
By Laurel Peltier, Ph.D., Collaborative for Educational Services
As the content-area teacher, you are the expert not only in your subject area, but in how the student with a disability lives out learning in the place that matters for all students–the general education classroom. So, the next time you’re invited to a 504 or IEP team meeting, take a minute to celebrate your power and the opportunity you have to make a difference…
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