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History eNews from Emerging America - October 4, 2017

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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

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.