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History eNews from Emerging America - September 2, 2020

Published on Wed, 09/02/2020

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 25 for September 2, 2020


Support ALL learners whether teaching in-person or virtually.  

Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources Is Open for Registration

Online - October 19 through December 5

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.



Meet the Emerging America TPS Team! 

We have added our TPS coaches (working with our Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program) to our website. Emerging America TPS Coaches provide individual support for teachers in Emerging America online courses. Joining our longstanding TPS coaches Kelley Brown and Laurie Risler are two NEW TPS coaches, who have served as discussion facilitators in our online Accessing Inquiry courses. 

NEW Emerging America TPS Coaches!  

Wendy Harris, St. Paul, Minnesota

Peter Vamosy, Ludlow, Massachusetts



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

  • Black Communities and Agency: Fighting Jim Crow and Institutional Racism (1877-1940)
    • PDPs or 3 grad credits. Led by Kelley Brown, with scholar Amilcar Shabbazz, UMass Amherst Department of Afro-American Studies. Details
      • September 29 to December 13. Register by September 14. 


  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
    • Successful course taught across the U.S. Meets 15 hour Mass license requirement for PD on teaching ELs. PDPs or 1 grad credit. Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America. Details
      • October 19 to December 5. Register by October 5. 


  • From Reform to Equal Rights: Teaching Disability History in the K-12 Classroom
    • PDPs or 1 grad credit. Led by Rich Cairn, Emerging America and scholar, Graham Warder. Details. This exciting new course will trace the emergence of Disability Rights over two centuries, addressing multiple new content standards in Massachusetts and other states. 
      • October 27 to December 7. Register by October 13.

Contact Rich Cairn about scheduling Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district or region for 2020-2021.



Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • What Does a Portrait Show?

  • Studying Depictions of Nurses During World War I: Images from Religious Art in Red Cross Posters

  • Five Questions with Ashley W. Greek, Preservation Specialist at the Library of Congress

  • Five Questions with Suzanne Schadl, Chief of the Hispanic Division, Library of Congress

  • Coming Soon: A New Look for Our Site for Teachers





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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.