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History eNews from Emerging America - October 4, 2017

Published on Thu, 10/05/2017

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 35 for October 4, 2017



The Soldier’s Vision. 1862.

The National Association for Music Education published several primary source-based units online. Above item from Library of Congress collection of sheet music.


Can I book an Accessing Inquiry workshop in my district? YES! Contact

  • FULL! October 19 & Nov. 16 - Hudson High School - “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” - 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER.

“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available.


  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.

Featured this week:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Five Questions with Shelly NiTuama, Literature and Language Specialist at NEH.
  • Banned Books - Textbook Burnings During WWI.

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

  • Oct. 12 - UMass Amherst - “Threats to Democracy and Dangers of War” - Conversation with historians: Medea Benjamin, Amer Ahmed, Mojgan Haji, and Christian Appy.
  • Oct. 20 - Marlborough - MCSS Fall Conference.
    • Workshops on genocide, civics, crime scene investigation, economics, questions, & more!
    • Workshop on Civic Engagement, Writing, and Primary Sources to share work with the National Writing Project!
  • Oct. 26 - 7pm - American Antiquarian Society - Worcester - “Minutemen Revisited” - Robert A. Gross.
  • Nov. 7 - 7pm - American Antiquarian Society - Worcester - “Second Revolutions: Thomas Jefferson and Haiti” - James Alexander Dun
  • Nov. 5 - GIS Educators Day - Newport, Rhode Island - Northeast ARC Users Group.
  • Nov. 16 - 7pm - American Antiquarian Society - Worcester - “What a Stench! The Civil War’s Instant Cities” - Melanie Kiechle


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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.