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History eNews from Emerging America - May 17, 2016

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Published on Wed, 05/18/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 15 for May 17, 2016


  • New report on bullying from National Academies of Science.

  • Register today! Mass DESE free Literacy & Civic Learning conf. May 23 - Boston.

  • Spanish Civil War contact. A relative of  Abraham Lincoln Brigade soldiers offered to work with WMass teachers to help enrich your class. Contact

REGISTER & INFO for FREE Emerging America Summer 2016

Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative

  • † Courses on Immigration: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources – Focus on diverse learners. Rich Cairn. 1 grad cred / 22.5 PDPs. 2 sections:

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

    • Or July 5-August 5 - Online.

Country study at Library of Congress on the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

  • † Meet ELA standards & Service-Learning: Windows on History: Research & Build LOCAL HISTORY Website in Your Class - June 29 - 9:30am-5:00pm; July 27 - 8:30am-3:30pm; +1.5 hrs Fall. Springfield Museums & Wistariahurst, Holyoke. 1 grad cred / 22.5 PDPs. Rich Cairn.

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

  • † SUMMER INSTITUTE: 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. 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. 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.

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


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • A Portal for Jewish American Heritage Month. Post


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

  • July 18 – 22 - Mapping Boston's Role in the American Revolution, Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library • Boston National Historical Park • Massachusetts Historical Society • Bostonian Society/Old State House • Paul Revere House • Old North Church. PDPs or 3 graduate credits. (fee to Framingham State). $150 or  617-859-2294

  • 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.