- Free Webinar on Media Literacy and Civic Engagement. Gain insights on these vital components to 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework and the new Civic Engagement legislation. December 10 - 5:00-6:30pm. Register.
- New accessible lesson at http://EmergingAmerica.org on Magna Carta. (See bottom of page below).
Webinar: Media Literacy and Civic Engagement
Promoting Active Learning in the K-12 Classroom and Community
Magna Carta U.S. Postage Stamps, first day covers and flyer, June 15, 1965. Private collection and courtesy of Martha Hopkins
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
Contact email@example.com. HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Gain content knowledge in World Geography and Ancient History. Unpack, examine, and align courses to new History and Social Science standards. Two-day course. Grad credit available. Register.
- Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 - CES, Northampton.
Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum. How will YOU meet the new Massachusetts requirement to offer civic engagement projects? Learn the basics. Generate and test fly a specific action plan. Taught by national service-learning and civic engagement leader, Rich Cairn. Two-day course. Grad credit available. Register.
- Jan. 23 and March 13 - CES, Northampton.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
- Featured this week - YOU MUST LOGIN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:
- Feature Discussions:
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- How Could You Use Primary Sources in Your STEM Classroom? Find Out at the National Science Teachers Association Area Conference on Science Education!
- Resources from the Library of Congress for Teaching English and Language Arts
- Remembering “A Thanksgiving Truce”
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S.
- November 29 - 6-7:30pm - JFK Presidential Library and Museum - Religion and Politics in America - Register
- November 29 - 6:30pm - Facing History and Ourselves - Exclusive Webinar: A Conversation with Steven Spielberg: Using Schindler’s List in the Classroom - Register
- December 1 - 2pm - Historic Northampton - The Search for Lickingwater and the Making of Northampton: An Illustrated Public Talk by John Sinton
- December 4 - 6-7:30pm - JFK Presidential Library and Museum - From Boston to Yorktown: Tales of the National Trails - Register
- December 5 - 6-7:30pm - JFK Presidential Library and Museum - Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution - Register
- December 6 - 7:00-7:45pm EST. Webinar - FDR and the Four Freedoms. Constitutional Rights Foundation and Barat Foundation. - Register.
- December 9 - 1-2pm - Pioneer Valley Historic Network - Virtual Tour: Inside the Strathmore Paper Mill - Information
- January 3-6 - American Historical Association Annual Meeting - Information and Registration
- January 15 - 8:30am-3:30pm - Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior - Information and Registration (Fee)
- January 23 - 4-5pm - Igniting Student Agency Through Civics Literacy (Webinar) - Information (Free)
- April 4-6 - Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting - Information and Registration
- FREE - $1,200 stipend. July 7-12 or July 21-26. Emerging America NEH Summer 2019 workshop. Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry. Applications due by March 1. http://emergingamerica.org//programs/neh-forge-innovation.
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon - Summer Residential Programs - Information
- June 11-15 - Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington
- June 18-22 - Slavery in George Washington’s World
- July 9-13 - Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century
- July 16-20 - First in Business: George Washington, Mount Vernon, and the New Nation
- July 30-August 3 - Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief
- August 6-10 - The Great Experiment: George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government
- Facing History and Ourselves - Teaching Red Scarf Girl - Self-paced professional development on the Communist Chinese Cultural Revolution (Free)
New Emerging America Civics Lesson Plan:
The Magna Carta: Due Process from King John to the 14th Amendment and Beyond A new lesson, appropriate for 8th grade civics and adaptable for other grades, asks: What impact did the Magna Carta have on the U.S. Constitution and the shaping of the 14th Amendment? With a particular emphasis placed on the due process of law, students analyze and organize primary source documents ranging from a British Court of Common Pleas from 1610 to Chief Justice Warren’s notes on Miranda v. Arizona in 1966. After looking at the history of due process, students consider a contemporary case in which police use of a robot to kill a man after a standoff is challenged. Students will learn through inquiry and recognize that historical events do not exist in a vacuum, but rather have long term and profound repercussions. Download lesson PDF, or browse the Emerging America teacher Resource Library. ********************************** EmergingAmerica.org History eNews welcomes YOUR news & events. Published Wednesdays; deadline Sunday noon. Archived at http://EmergingAmerica.org/blog. - Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed from this list. Register for CES events. Teacher-created lessons, primary source sets, & assessments at: http://EmergingAmerica.org. Follow Emerging America on Twitter and Facebook.