EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 30 for November 4, 2020
- The Library of Congress is offering Virtual Workshops for Students.
- The Mass Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Ed (DESE) opened a new History & Social Science resource page.
- The page has a new Civics Project Guidebook 2.0, including for Remote Learning and Civics Projects.
- Nov. 16 - DESE-led “Civics Projects: Implementation 101” network to learn about the defining components of high-quality projects, get tools to plan for implementation, and build relationships with other educators. Register HERE!”
- DESE new Monthly Humanities Newsletter (including History & Social Science) Sign up.
- Suffrage Themed Documentary and Curriculum Guide: Introducing BORDERLAND, a documentary that chronicles the life of a woman who was born in the 19th century, worked to change the 20th century, and whose wisdom still resonates today in the 21st century. BorderlandTheDocumentary.com
- Many excellent jobs open statewide at the Collaborative. Community engagement as well as teaching.
- Please join the Mass Council for the Social Studies! The amazing virtual NERC conference (through Nov. 18) is one of many ways MCSS supports our field.
- Our longtime friend and collaborator, Kelley Brown, Easthampton High School teacher, was declared a runner up for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year!
- Westfield State University, in partnership with Emerging America, receives Library of Congress grant to create new units for History’s Mysteries K-5 curriculum.
- Next issue of the History eNews is November 18. Submit events & resources to email@example.com by November 15.
The Right to Vote
See below for resources and events to guide teaching as America responds to the most contentious and consequential election in generations, amid concerted efforts to suppress voting rights.
Fannie Lou Hamer suffered permanent disabilities due to beatings suffered while she campaigned for voter rights.
“Supporting the Democratic Process”
“We, the undersigned, stand firmly united behind the inviolable constitutional principle established in the elections of 1800, leaving no doubt that a peaceful continuation or transfer of power after a free and fair election is a cornerstone of our democratic system of government. This continues to be the norm, unbroken after more than two centuries.”
- Statement from the leading civics education organizations.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Registration opens soon!
- History’s Mysteries December 14, 2020
- Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources, February 19 - April 2, 2021.
- Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources, April 9 - May 21, 2021
- America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond, January 22 - March 2, 2021
- The Right to Privacy: "The Most Valued and Comprehensive Right," May 3 through June 25, 2021
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration. Contact Rich Cairn firstname.lastname@example.org about scheduling Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district or region for 2020-2021.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers interested in working with primary sources are welcome to join this FREE network. LINK DIRECTLY TO ALBUMS; YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN FOR OTHER LINKS:
- Create your own albums! Tutorial.
- The Electoral College: What Are Its Origins and How Does It Work?
- ALBUM: Progressive Era Gallery Walk
- ALBUM: Resist 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Día de los Muertos: Exploring Images from the Day of the Dead
- Enabling Student Wonder to Drive Exploration of Presidential Papers
- A Look at the Electoral College through Math and U.S. History Lenses
- The Electoral College: What Are Its Origins and How Does it Work?
(Online unless otherwise noted.)
- Nov. 6, 10, 12, 13 - Virtual National Humanities Conference. Info & Registration.
- Nov. 9 10-11am Eastern Time - DESE History & Social Science Network informal meetup. Participate.
- Nov. 10, 4-5:30pm Eastern Time - Discord and Crisis: The 2020 Election - California History & Social Science Project. Info & Registration.
- Nov. 10, 4:15-6:15pm Eastern Time - Exploring the Role of Religion in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Religious Literacy as a Means and Ends for Civic Competency - Mass Humanities Council. Info & Registration.
- Nov. 12, 7pm Eastern Time - After the Election: What's Next for US Democracy? Incl. Nicholas Kristof - Facing History & New York Times. Panel discussion for teachers. Info & Registration.
- Nov. 12, 3:30-4:30pm Eastern Time - Resources for Planning through an Inclusive, Critical, and Responsive Lens: Introduction Webinar. Mass Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education. Registration.
- Nov. 12 3:30-4:30 Eastern Time - Guiding Principle 2 Resources Intro Webinar - DESE - Info & Registration.
- Nov. 12, 6pm Eastern Time - Bill McKibben & panel: Environmental Policy in Historical Perspective. UMass Amherst History - Feinberg Series. Info & Registration.
- Nov. 9, 7-8pm Eastern Time - A Movement, Not a Moment: How to Go Beyond Read Alouds to Create Antiracist Elementary Classrooms - NCSS. Info & Registration.
- Nov. 9, 6:30-7:30pm Eastern Time - The History of Radio - Salter Storrs Library Register.
- Nov. 13, 4pm Eastern Time - Indigenous Origins of New England Cuisine - Antiquarian Society. Info & Registration.
- Nov. 15, 4:00-5:30pm Eastern Time – Interactive, online workshop for teachers (grades 7-12) interested in the Holocaust and social justice. Hosted by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI) and Mass Humanities. Info & Registration.
- Nov. 15 - 5pm Eastern Time - Film screening + Q & A: Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War - Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. Register.
- Nov. 17, 3:30-4:30pm Eastern Time - Teacher Share-a-Thon - DESE - On student feedback strategies. Info & Registration.
- After Election Day - and other teaching ideas on the Election from Facing History
- Teaching the 2020 Election: What Will You Do on Wednesday? - Teaching Tolerance
- Lessons: Voter Suppression - Teaching Tolerance
- Election Results Tracker - iCivics
- Peaceful Transfer of Power (Infographic) - iCivics
- Absentee Voting & Voting by Mail - CitizenU
- Discord & Crisis: The 2020 Election - teaching the period after the election - slides from the California History & Social Science Project
- The Twenty-Fifth Amendment - Lesson - Bill of Rights Institute
- Civic Superheroes student work - video from Discovering Justice
- Civic Action Project - civics project curriculum and support - https://crfcap.org/
- Civics Unplugged ‘21 high school student Fellowships - due Nov. 30. Info.
- Apply to be a stipended Brave New Planet teacher. Broad Institute & Boston Globe. Info. https://www.bravenewplanet.org
- Reflections on Civics Education: What I’ve Learned about the power of engagement - New report from the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy
- Read. Inquire. Write. Excellent curriculum from the University of Michigan. https://readinquirewrite.umich.edu/
- Second Avenue launches update its online Suffrage game. http://voicesforsuffrage.com
- PolitiCraft civics action card game (Very cool! - Rich Cairn) - survey re digital version - enter drawing for $50 gift card.
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