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History eNews from Emerging America- October 5, 2016

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Published on Thu, 10/06/2016

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 28 for October 5, 2016


  • Westfield State Univ. seeks Public History/Museum Studies Adjunct Instructor Contact Dr. Mara Dodge, Acting Chair, History Dept.


How can I pair writing and deep inquiry?
  • 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.
How can I earn the 15 hours of professional development for work with Special Education–as required by ESE?
  • 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.
How can I help students understand complex ideologies–socialism, communism, fascism, republicanism?  
  • 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.
  How can I support education for Social Justice?
  • 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. 5 4:30pm - UMass Amherst - “Racist & Systemic Police Violence, Chicago Style.” Civil Rights Attorney Flint Taylor. DATE CHANGED FROM BROCHURE.


  • Oct. 25-26 - Online Conference - Registration opens Oct. 11 - Library of Congress - 15 1-hr sessions. A Few 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 announces 25 new TPS Consortium Members


  • WWI: The Man Who Killed Jim Crow - Veteran, Charles Houston. Post.
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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.