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History eNews from Emerging America - May 30, 2018

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Published on Wed, 05/30/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 22 for May 30, 2018


  • The Mass House of Representatives votes this week on the Civic Engagement bill. Calls to give your input and thanks their stands do matter. The House passed $1 million for implementation. (The Senate already passed $1.5 million.)
  • We reopened the Emerging America summer course on the American War in Vietnam. Register today!
  • Human Rights Educators - USA - seeks applicants for two open steering committee seats - Eligibility criteria and nomination forms
  • Ford’s Theater - Lincoln Online Oratory Project - Applications due September 7, 2018 - Info

Support New Framework in Grades K-5

Elementary teachers can learn and plan implementation of K-5 Civics & Social Studies with veteran teacher-leader, Laurie Risler July 18-20. Tell your colleagues!

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

  • Uncle Sam: Another Look at an American Icon
  • Uncle Sam: American Symbol, American Icon
  • How the Playground Movement Made a Case for Play

Summer 2018:

  • June 2 - 1-4pm - Mass History Day Celebrates Douglass: A Bicentennial Forum - Roxbury Community College - Info and Registration
  • June 9 - 10am-1pm - Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee - Talk a Walk in Sojourner Truth’s Shoes - Info and Registration
  • July 16-19 - 9am-4pm - Elms College (Chicopee, MA) and Castleton University (Vermont) - Geo-Inquiry Summer Institute - Info
  • July 16-20 - Historic Deerfield Outdoors - The River, Drifting Continents, Dinosaurs, and a Glacial Lake: Understanding the Amazing Stories - Info and Registration
  • July 18-20 - MA Historical Society - Loyalism in the Era of the American Revolution - 45 PDPs or 2 grad credits - Info and RSVP
  • July 23-27- 9am-5:30pm - The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) - A is for Everything: How Typography Shapes Our Language and Culture - 3 credits (fee) - Info and Registration
  • July 23-27- 9am-5:30pm - The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) - The City as Primary Source: Connecting the City, Local Collections, and the Library of Congress - 3 credits (fee) - Info and Registration
  • July 23-27- 9am-5:30pm - The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) - Comics + Graphic Novels - 3 credits (fee) - Info and Registration
  • July 30-31- Boston Public Schools: Introduction to Mass History Day - $250 stipend and 45 PDPs for Boston Public School Teachers - 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
  • August 8-10 - MA Historical Society - The Reconstruction Era: History and Legacy - 45 PDPs or 2 grad credits - Info and RSVP
  • August 15-17 - MA Historical Society - Lawrence v. Texas and LGBTQ Rights - 45 PDPs or 2 grad credits - Info and RSVP

Other Resources:

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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.