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History eNews from Emerging America - May 2, 2016

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Published on Tue, 05/03/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 13 for May 2, 2016

THIS ISSUE IS PACKED–READ TO END!

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Top Scholars Join Emerging America Summer FREE courses:  

  • Scott Wong, immigration scholar from Williams College to speak at Immigration Issues in Perspective. June 6-7. Boston. Details below.

  • Constitutional scholar, Yale’s Akhil Reed Amar to speak at Equality Before the Law, July 11-15 Institute on the U.S. Constitution. Easthampton. Details below.


FREE – Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative – REGISTER.

  • * Boston - May 7 & 14 - Landscape of Revolution - Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center. Register directly with Leventhal. John Hannigan on African American soldiers. Develop lesson for your classroom!

  • † Boston - June 6-7 - Immigration Issues in Perspective: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources. Rich Cairn, CES & Scott Wong, Williams College.

  • Windows on History: Research & Build a Local History Website in Your Class - June 29, July 27. 8:30am-3:30pm. Springfield Museums & Wistariahurst, Holyoke. Free.

  • Equality Before the Law: The U.S. Constitution and Struggles for Justice. July 11-15. 8:30am-4:00pm. Fri. to 12:00. With Akhil Reed, Kelley Brown, and Laurie Risler.

Register here or as noted.  † = 1 Grad credit History.  * = 1 Gen Ed grad credit. Fees to register credit.


RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - http://LoC.Gov/teachers

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Post.

  • Selecting and Using Primary Sources with Difficult Topics - Civil Rights and Current Events. Post.

  • William Shakespeare Through the Ages: Different Vision of the Bard in Primary Sources. Post


OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES


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. Kennedy 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: www.collaborative.org/serving-america. (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.