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History eNews from Emerging America - October 25, 2017

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Published on Sat, 10/28/2017

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 38 for October 25, 2017

NEWS

  • Perkins School in Watertown screened a partial rough cut of the upcoming American Masters film Becoming Helen Keller, with filmmaker Laurie Block. Wow! Groundbreaking presentation, accessibility for the audience, and story.  Catch the trailer: https://www.becominghelenkeller.org/.
  • The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has a new website. http://www.doe.mass.edu/ What do you all think of it?

Helen Keller (1880-1968) with her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy (1866-1936) possibly at the International Flower Show, New York City, April 1913.

Helen Keller (1880-1968) with her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy (1866-1936) possibly at the International Flower Show, New York City, April 1913.

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info Can I book an Accessing Inquiry workshop in my district? YES! Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

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 LOG-IN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/

  • An Ode to Autumn - by Helen Keller, 1893.
  • Native American Heritage Month - Resources.

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S.

  • Oct. 26 - 7pm - American Antiquarian Society - Worcester. Minutement Revisited. Robert Gross.
  • Nov. 2 and 30 - 5-8pm - Holyoke Public Library - Two-part workshop on teaching James Baldwin. Including documentary film, discussion, and teaching strategies.

Resources:

  • Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center is putting 200,000 vinyl records online.
  • The National Council for the Social Studies is offering free access to two academic journals on a trial basis. One more reason to join NCSS!

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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.