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History eNews from Emerging America - May 30, 2018

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

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.