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History eNews from Emerging America - September 13, 2016

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Published on Tue, 09/13/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 24 for September 13, 2016


  • Registration now open for Emerging America Fall events.

  • Meet 15-hour relicensure requirement for SPED PD–with courses designed for teachers in Social Studies & Humanities! (See “Accessing Inquiry” course below.)

  • Civic Engagement & Learning Task Force continues - Sept. 22 - 1-4pm. Worcester Tech.

  • Update & give input on new Social Studies Frameworks at MCSS conf., Oct. 26 in Marlborough.


First to Fight: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Explore this pivotal event in Spanish–and world–history and culture! Parallels to today include Syria, Ukraine, & the rise of rightwing populism.

Oct. 29 - Northampton - Breakouts in Spanish and in English. $25. Lunch and materials provided. Led by Kelley Brown, Easthampton HS. Peter Carroll, Stanford Univ., & Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College. Register!


  • Oct. 20, Nov. 3, & Dec. 8. 4:00-7:15pm. Springfield Armory. Authentic Historical Writing: Inspiring Students with Experiential Learning & Primary Sources. In partnership with Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Western Mass Writing Project, Veterans Education Project. $25. Dinner and materials provided. Register.

  • Oct. 25 & Nov. 10 - 8:00am-4:00pm; Dec. 20 - 4-6pm. Northampton - Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Meet 15-hour requirement for license renewal re quality instruction of Special Education students and students with diverse learning styles. Taught by Laurie Risler. $65. Lunch/dinner & materials provided. Register. Option for 1 grad credit Westfield State (extra fee).

  • 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!

    • Sept. 14, 7pm. “Middle of Nowhere.” 2012 film on economics of rising prison population. Unitarian Universalist Community of Amherst.

    • Sept. 20, 5:30pm. “Women, Incarceration & Carceral Feminism. UMass Amherst.

    • Sept. 28, 7:00pm. “The Circumference of a Prison: Youth, Race, and the Failures of the American Justice System.” UMass Amherst. - Reginald Dwayne Betts.


Library of Congress Teacher Blog
  • Celebrating Constitution Day–Sept. 17–Primary Sources. Post.

  • For Constitution Day: “A Republic If You Can Keep It.” Analyze Franklin quote captured in diary of Constitutional Convention delegate James McHenry. 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.