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History eNews from Emerging America - September 13, 2016

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

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.