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History eNews from Emerging America - May 15, 2019

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Published on Wed, 07/31/2019

Teaching about Citizenship: Summer courses on Teaching the U.S. Constitution and for K-5 teachers - Citizens swearing oath of allegiance.

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 19 for May 15, 2019


EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.



PDPs / Or optional grad credit available from Westfield State University. 

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. Instructor Laurie Risler. Register. Optional 1 grad credit. 

  • July 8-9 - South Hadley Public Library. 

Understanding and Teaching the U.S. Constitution in the 21st Century. Instructor Kelley Brown. Scholar: Akhil Amar. Register. Optional 3 grad credits. 

  • July 1 to Aug. 16 - FULLY ONLINE. 

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Instructors Alison Noyes and Laurie Risler. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour requirement for professional development on strategies to teach students with disabilities and diverse learners. Register. Optional 1 grad credit. 

  • July 29-30 - South Hadley Public Library. 


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Mathematics and Primary Sources: In Search of the Perfect Calendar

  • Teaching with Historical Children’s Books

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

  • May 30 - 1-2pm. Walt Whitman Webinar. Library of Congress. Register

  • May 31 - 9-12pm - Inclusive Practice Network - Registration and Information 

  • June 6 - 4-6pm - iCivics: Activating Civic Engagement School Showcase - Registration and Information 

  • June 11 - 8:45am-3:30pm - 2019 Civics Literacy Conference Massachusetts DESE: 2019 Civics Literacy Conference. Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, Boston. Information and Registration 

  • June 13 or June 14 - (Program is same each day.) - Massachusetts DESE, Facing History and Ourselves, Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Democratic Knowledge Project, and InquirED: History & Social Science Professional Learning Institute. Topics include civics life and government; news and media literacy; teaching diverse perspectives and people; teaching current events and critical issues; and inquiry-based learning in the elementary classroom.  Information and Registration 

  • June 19 - 10:30am-7:30pm - JFK Presidential Library and Museum Space Summit - Information and Registration 

Summer 2019:

  • June 24 - 8:30am-4pm - Massachusetts History Alliance: 15th Annual MA History Conference: Empowering Our Communities Through History - Information 

  • July 8-10 - Mars Hill University, North Carolina. Teaching with Primary Sources. Register

  • July 15-19 - Salisbury University, Maryland. Maryland Humanities Summer Institutes. Documenting School Desegregation. 

  • July 22-26 - National Archives, College Park, Maryland. Maryland Humanities Summer Institutes. Primary Sources and Project Based Learning. 


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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.