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History eNews from Emerging America- October 5, 2016

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

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.