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History eNews from Emerging America - May 17, 2016

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

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.