- Surveys still open!
- State survey on developing new Mass History and Social Studies Frameworks. Panel convenes January 19. Draft of new ELA standards to be released 11/29.
- Add to state survey on Civic Engagement and Learning recommendations.
- Students can’t tell fake news from real. Study from Stanford. Coauthored by Sam Wineburg. (See notice below re Mikva Challenge.).
- New exemplary lesson plan: Civil War Veterans & Disability in American History. From Emerging America.
WINTER-SPRING EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info
- Western Mass Social Studies Chairs PLC - Dec. 7, 3:30-5pm. Haymarket Cafe, Northampton. Sign up requested. (But come in any case!)
- Accessing Inquiry for Student with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Meets 15-hour state requirement for PD in teaching students with disabilities. REGISTER. $65. Grad credit available for extra fee.
- Jan. 11 & Feb. 6 - Plymouth North HS. Sharon Jones & Rich Cairn.
- April 13 & 27 - Northampton. Laurie Risler & Rich Cairn.
- Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources. March 27 & April 11. 8am - 4pm. Northampton. Albert Mussad & Rich Cairn. (Registration open soon.)
- Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students. March 15 - May 3. Online Course. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
- American and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond - In English with Spanish language breakout. $25. Optional grad credit available for fee. Teaching Humanities. March 31 & April 1. Springfield. (Registration open soon.)
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- Native American Heritage Month. http://www.nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/
- Dec. 2-4 - Watch for Library of Congress TPS at NCSS Conference in DC.
- Jan. 14 - Orlando, Florida. - SOURCES Conference. Free. http://www.sourcesconference.com/
- Nov.-Dec. Issue Library of Congress Magazine online free. Focus on photography. T
- Primary Sources for the Primary Grades: A Apple Pie. Post.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES - Statewide & on the Web
- Dec. 4 - 2pm. Ruggles Center. Rob Romer on Amos Newport - A Hatfield Slave Who Just Wanted to Be Free. 225 Nonotuck St., Florence. http://www.davidrugglescenter.org/
- Dec. 4 - 2pm. The Wampum Trail: Restorative Research in Native American Collections. Margaret Bruchac. Historic Northampton.
- Dec. 6 - 4-5:30pm. Gun Law Enforcement and the Over-Policing, Under-Policing Paradox. Jennifer Carlson, Univ. of Arizona. UMass Amherst. Feinberg Lectures.
- December 8-9 - 8:30am-3:30pm. Boston. Mass ESE. Free. Service-Learning training.
- May 8 - Massachusetts Conference on Civic Literacy. Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Boston.
- Visit www.pacio.info and click on ANNOUNCEMENTS in your congressional district to find local activities and invitations of political town committees. Join town activities during the holidays.
- HEALING THE DIVIDE - RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM - THINKING LONG TERM:
- How Universal Design for Learning Creates Culturally Accessible Classrooms. Joni Degner. Ed Week Teacher.
- News. Voice. Power. News literacy curriculum from the Mikva Challenge.
- Three Tools to ReEngage with Civility in Schools. Center for Teaching Quality.
- Value and Limits of Mindfulness. Mindful Schools.
- Encouraging Students to Take Action. The Learning Channel.
- Resources on Slavery and the Antislavery Movement in Massachusetts. Mass Historical Society.