- California’s new 2016 History-Social Science Framework released.
- Western Mass Social Studies PLC dates have changed to Wednesdays: December 7, 2016; February 15, 2017; and May 10, 2017.
- Central Mass Social Studies Supervisors - 11:45am - 1:45pm - Nov. 9, Jan. 25, March 1, April 5, May 3 - Shrewsbury HS.
- Mass Council for the Social Studies awards nominations open.
- Krupczynski New CEO UMass Office of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning.
FALL EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - RegistrationSo what is fascism? How do I talk about it?
- First to Fight: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) FREE. Oct. 29 - Northampton - Breakouts in Spanish and in English. Led by Kelley Brown, Easthampton HS. Peter Carroll, Stanford Univ., & Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College.
- Authentic Historical Writing: Inspiring Students with Experiential Learning & Primary Sources. FREE. Oct. 20, Nov. 3, & Dec. 8. 4:00-7:15pm. With: Western Mass Writing Project, Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Veterans Education Project.
- Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Oct. 25 & Nov. 10 - 8:00am-4:00pm; Dec. 20 - 4-6pm. Northampton - Meet 15-hour requirement for license renewal re SPED. Taught by veteran classroom teacher, Laurie Risler, Westfield State University & CES. $65. Lunch/dinner & materials provided. Option for 1 grad credit Westfield State - extra fee of $125.
- Feinberg Family Lecture Series: The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Sponsored by UMass Amherst Dept. of History. No registration required. Do sign in!
- Oct. 13, 4pm - UMass - U.S. Neoslavery: A History of the Prison Industrial Present - Dennis Childs, University of California, San Diego.
- Oct. 17, 4:30pm - UMass - Chained in Silence: A History of Black Women and Convict Labor - Talitha LeFlouria, Univ. of Virginia.
- Oct. 15 - Holyoke High School - Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference.
- Teaching Tolerance - Online resource: Social Justice Standards.
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- Oct. 25-26 - Online Conference - Library of Congress - 15 1-hr sessions. Highlights:
- Oct. 25 - 4pm - Tonya Bolden on New Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Oct. 25 - 5pm - What’s New at the Library of Congress?
- Oct. 25 - 6pm - SHEG - Beyond the Bubble: Historical Thinking Assessments
- Oct. 25 - 7pm - How Did Slaves Gain Their Freedom During the Civil War?
- Oct. 26 - 4pm - Kindergarten Historians
- Oct. 26 - 5pm - Project Zero - Artful Thinking
- Oct. 26 - 6 pm - Eagle Eye Citizen: Interactive Engagement with Civics and Primary Sources
- Oct. 26 - 7pm - David Hackett Fischer: Questions are the Engines of Intellect
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TEACHER BLOG
- Presidential Elections – historical resources. Post.
- “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon” Online project of U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera. Post.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES - Statewide & on the Web
- Oct. 14 - 4-6:30pm - Smith College Art Gallery Open House for Educators.
- Oct. 13 - 7pm - American Antiquarian Society “An Inside Story of African American Imprisonment before Emancipation” - Caleb Smith.
- Mass Historical Society
- Oct. 22 - 9am-3:30pm $10 - “Survival Guide to the Dreaded History Project” 10 PDPs.
- Nov. 3 - 6:30pm (reception 5:30) - “Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?”
- Oct. 26 - Marlborough - Mass Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference
- eLesson - “Kneeling During the Pledge” - from the Bill of Rights Institute.
- The Federalist Newsletter of the Federal Government - incl. Air Force history, preservation, etc.
- Political & Civic Involvement Opportunities for Massachusetts HS students.
- Voter registration in Worcester - Sat. Oct. 15.