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History eNews from Emerging America - October 17, 2018

Published on Wed, 10/17/2018

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 39 for October 17, 2018


  • Learn about 8th Grade Civics standards and the We the People Program. Western & Eastern MA options. FREE. Free copy of text, $40 stipend, & free food! Montrose - Sat., Nov. 3. 10am - 3pm. For info contact Kelley Brown: Sponsored by James Madison Legacy Project. JMLP We the People Registration

New Accessible Lesson + Professional Development in Civic Engagement

People holding signs which state "Access to Work" and "No More Negotiations, Sign 504"

Disability photographer Anthony Tusler will share his experiences photographing Day 1 of the 504 protest as well as his continued efforts to document the disability experience.

504 Protests photo

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary  Sources. Meets 15-hour Massachusetts requirement for professional development on teaching students with disabilities. Earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit (extra fee applies) from Westfield State University. Directly supports content and Practice Standards of 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework! Offered twice: Register.

  • TODAY IS LAST DAY TO REGISTER - Oct. 24 and Nov. 8 - CES, Northampton.
  • CANCELLED - Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 - Drury High School, North Adams (Free to North Adams teachers.)

World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Gain content knowledge in World History and Geography. Unpack, examine, and align courses to new History and Social Science standards. Offered twice. Register.

  • Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 - CES, Northampton.
  • 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. Register.

  • Jan. 23 and March 13 - CES, Northampton.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Five Questions with Megan Metcalf, Reference Librarian, Research and Reference Services, Main Reading Room
  • Mathematics and Primary Sources: The Many Faces of Baseball

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S

  • October 30 - 7pm - Constitutional Rights Foundation - Civic Action Project for Middle School - Webinar - Info and Registration
  • November 10 - 1-4pm - Nolumbeka Project - Stolen Identities: The Mashpee Wampanoag Defined Out of Rightful Inheritance
  • November 10 - 9am-1:30pm - Five College Center for East Asian Studies - Middle and High School Educator Workshop: Teaching War and Peace Through Photos from Nagasaki and Hiroshima - Info and Registration
  • November 10 and 11 - Five College for East Asian Studies - Sijo Workshop: Comparing Korean with Chinese and Japanese Verse - Info
  • January 12, 26; February 2, 9; March 2 - Five College Center for East Asian Studies - Rhode Island 30hr Seminar - Info and Registration  
  • January 14 - April 1 - NCTA National Online Seminar: Taiwan: Identity and Place in the World Today - Info and Registration

Other Resources:

New Accessible Civics Lesson Plan:


This is a great simple civics lesson with three distinctive case studies: marchers with disabilities who took over federal buildings in a historic sit-in in 1977 (504 disability legislation protests), young American volunteers in the Spanish Civil war in 1936, and a 12-year-old mill worker who was inspired to lead a walk-out in 1898. Follow the links for information and access to the lessons. (Search and find dozens more exemplary, accessible, free lessons on a variety of topics at Emerging America Teaching Resources.)   ********************************** History eNews welcomes YOUR news & events. Published Wednesdays; deadline Sunday noon. Archived at - Reply to to be removed from this list. Register for CES events. Teacher-created lessons, primary source sets, & assessments at: Follow Emerging America on Twitter and Facebook.  


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.