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History eNews from Emerging America - May 23, 2018

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Published on Wed, 05/23/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 21 for May 23, 2018


  • Mass Council for the Social Studies summer institute program. See Summer below.
  • Update on Frameworks - NEW DRAFT - 05/16/2018!
  • Update on Legislation. Senate passed. Senate passed $1.5 million funding. Campaign continues, focused on House.
  • Civics and Social Science Network activities. (See below.)
  • Input Needed on proposed revised Subject-Matter Knowledge Guidelines are open for public comment through June 29, 2018. To provide public comment, please visit: Public Comment: Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK) Guidelines (May–June 2018).
  • Help Becoming Helen Keller cross the finish line. This historic film's Kickstarter campaign ends with Friday May 25 its last full day. It's within $5,000 of the $45,000 goal! And it's all or nothing!  

The American War in Vietnam - Fully online course - July 5 to August 5.

Analyze the American War in Vietnam with teacher-leader Kelley Brown and UMass Amherst scholar Chris Appy in this fully online course. Chris Appy authored: American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity (Viking, 2015); Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides (Viking, 2003), and Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam (University of North Carolina Press, 1993). Only $35. Additional fee for grad credit. Registration

Miguel Encinias in front of an F-105 Thunderchief in Vietnam. Miguel Encinias collection, Veterans History Project, AFC/2001/001/34287.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact ACCESSING INQUIRY FOR ALL LEARNERS Register NOW for June. Hands-on workshop to learn and practical skills for teaching diverse learners. “Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available. Mark your calendars:

  • June 26-27 - North Adams ($72.50) Free to teachers of North Adams Public Schools. Register
  • June 28-29 - Springfield ($72.50) Free to teachers of Springfield Public Schools. Register


  • NEW! July 5 - August 5 - Fully online. The American War in Vietnam - Kelley Brown and Chris Appy. $35. Register.
  • NOTE: REDUCED INTRO PRICE SUMMER 2018. July 18-20 - CES, Northampton - Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. $125. Register.
  • NEW! July 30-31 - Boston Public Library - Immigration and Maps - Registration now open


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • What did Lincoln Say about Extemporaneous Speaking?

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • May 27 - 2pm - Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee - Florence, MA - 16th Annual Sojourner Truth Memorial Celebration

Summer 2018:

  • June 18-July 27 - Mars Hill University - Online Course - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Primary Sources - Info and Registration
  • June 24-27 - Korean War Legacy Foundation - Charleston, SC - Summer Conference - Info and Registration
  • June 25-29 - Mars Hill University, North Carolina - Musical Legacy of Appalachia: Using Ballads to Teach Poetry - Info and Registration
  • July 2-27 - Mars Hill University and Southern Illinois State - Online Course - Strategies for Engaging Learners with Primary Sources - Info and Registration
  • July 7 and 28 - US Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA - NCHE Colloquium - The Army and Technology of Warfare - Info and Registration
  • July 9-13 - Mars Hill University, North Carolina - People Not Property: Examining Digitized Slave Deeds - Info and Registration
  • July 9-13 - Maryland Humanities Summer Institute - Documenting the Past through Veteran's Oral Histories - Info and Registration
  • July 10 and 11 - 9am-3pm - Melrose High School, Boston, MA - Maps as Primary Sources to Energize Math, Science, and other STEAM Curricula - Info and Registration
  • July 23-25 - Mars Hill University, North Carolina - Engaging Students with Primary Sources - Info and Registration
  • July 24-25- 9am-3pm - Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, MA - Increase Student Engagement within STEAM Education by Exploring the Power of Primary Sources at the Peabody Essex Museum - Info and Registration
  • July 30-August 3 - Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies, New England History Teachers Association, and Massachusetts Historical Society - Principles and Practice: How the American Revolution Help Shape the U.S. Bill of Rights - Registration

Other Resources:

Civic and Social Science Network - sites TBD

  • July 24-26 - 8th Grade Civics Institute. FULL–except large districts
  • September 18 - 5:00-6:30pm - WEBINAR - Civics and Social Science Education Network - Unpacking the New Framework
  • October 11 & 15 - 3:30-6:30 - Civics and Social Science Education Network: World History and Geography
  • October 22 - 5:00-6:30pm - WEBINAR - Civics and Social Science Education Network
  • November 12 & 14 - 3:30-6:30 - Civics and Social Science Education Network: Grades K-5
  • December 5 - 5:00-6:30pm - WEBINAR - Civics and Social Science Education Network

Other - Fee-Based Civics courses - Registration coming soon:

  • July 18-20 - Teaching Civics and Social Studies K-5 - CES
  • 2018-2019 school year - Western Mass Writing Project - Civic Literacy Institute - CES
  • October 26 - 8:30am - 2:45pm - Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies Conference, Framingham - E Pluribus Unum

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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.