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History eNews from Emerging America - September 11, 2019

Published on Wed, 09/11/2019


EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 29 for September 11, 2019


  • Emerging America is offering the fully online version of our popular Accessing Inquiry course on teaching Students with Disabilities as well as offering face-to-face and online sessions of the course on teaching English Learners. Both courses meet state PD requirements. Registration and info.
  • Emerging America History and Social Science PLC 2019-2020. Share news and ideas with Western Mass department chairs and teacher-leaders. October 10, November 14, January 9, & April 9. Mets at Haymarket Cafe, 185 Main Street, Northampton, 3:30-5:00pm. Free.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities: Chronicling America Newspaper Project Reaches 48 States - Press Release 
  • Library of Congress: Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress seeks a college/grad school intern for the spring - Information and Application. 
  • Fall MCSS Conference - Oct. 25: Preparing Students to Hold the Office of Citizen - 
  • DESE History and Social Science Leader Network - Oct. 2, Nov. 21, March 18 - 9am-2pm + Michelle Ryan -
  • Constitution Day Resources 9/17 from the Library of Congress -
  • Harvard Institute of Politics and ENGAGE! - Boston Votes! 100% eligible voter registration and engagement among Boston area youth - contact Kevin Ballen - 


A 4th Grade Teacher Reflects on the Industrial Revolution

Local history as stimulus to inquiry. More below.  


Teachers from across the U.S. participated in Emerging America’s six-day NEH Landmarks Summer Workshop - Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry.


EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.




PDPs / Or optional grad credit available from Westfield State University. 

Additional sessions in spring for some courses. Watch for additional courses to be added, including in Eastern Massachusetts. 

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources - FULLY ONLINE: October 1 to November 11 - Instructors Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement on teaching Students with Disabilities and diverse learners, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. PDPs or 1 graduate credit. Register by 9/17. 
  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources - November 6 & 13, South Hadley - Instructors Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes. Meets state PD requirement, with attention to teachers of History and Social Science and the Humanities. PDPs or 1 graduate credit.
  • Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum - January 21 & February 25, Northampton - Instructor: Rich Cairn - Develop project plans under 2018 civic engagement legislation and History and Social Science standards. PDPs or 1 graduate credit. 




Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • The 1957 March on Washington: A Pilgrimage for Rights and the Ballot
  • Welcome Back to Teaching with the Library of Congress!
  • “Shall Not Be Denied” Exhibition: A Single Image Prompts Further Looking



  • The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia offers many free online seminars on topics including Hinduism, Samurai, and modern Korea - Information and Registration 
  • Facing History & Ourselves: 2020 Civics Series - Information and Registration 
    • October 9, November 8, December 10 - 8:30am-3:30pm 
  • Wistariahurst -  Open now through October 23 - Sunday through Thursday, 9am-Noon - “Reliquary of Blackness: An Exhibit of Oral Histories”
  • Springfield Armory and Western Massachusetts Writing Project - October 3, December 5, January 9, March 5 - 4-7pm - “Mapping the Seasons: Exploring Historical Periods Through Writing” - Information and Registration 
  • University of Colorado Boulder: Korea - Independence to Division - Information and Registration 
  • Professional Development Providers Institute: September 25 - October 30 (Wednesdays) - 5:30-6:30pm - Information and Registration 
  • September 14 - 8-10am - Historic Northampton: 350 Years in 90 Minutes: Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Northampton - Information  
  • September 17 - 4:00-7:00pm - Teacher Workshop: Teaching Buddhism and its Asian Diaspora: History, Geography and Its Place in World History - Contact 
  • September 17 - 6-8pm - Historic Northampton and Hampshire County Bar Association: Historic Court Cases of Hampshire County, 1654 - present - Information 
  • September 21 - 1:30-3:30pm - HIstoric Northampton and Smith College: Celebrating the Work of Janet Adler, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and Nancy Stark Smith and the 45 Year Heritage of Contact Quarterly - Information 
  • September 24 - 4-7 pm - Teacher Workshop: Understanding the Role of Ritual and Art in Buddhism as Lived Tradition - Contact 
  • September 28 - 4:30pm - Historic Northampton: Furniture Making in 1700s Northampton: Making a Replica of the Sarah Strong Chest- A Public Talk and Demonstration by Sharon Mehrman - Information 
  • October 3 - 4-6pm - Primary Source: Educator Open House - Information and Registration 
  • October 20 - 1-3pm - Springfield Armory and Western Massachusetts Writing Project: Celebrate the National Day on Writing - Workshop Information and Workshop Registration 
  • October 27 - 3-4:30pm - Mass Humanities: "History, Historians and Public Memory" - A conversation with Danielle Allen and Jill Lepore - Information and Registration 
  • November 7-10 - National Humanities Conference: Roots & Routes: Navigation, Migration and Exchange in the 21st Century (Hawaii) - Information and Registration 




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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.