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History eNews from Emerging America - September 20, 2017

Published on Fri, 09/22/2017

Rich Cairn touring Library of Congress exhibit on U.S. Experience in WWI See it onlineI
Rich Cairn touring Library of Congress exhibit on U.S. Experience in WWI See it online!

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 33 for September 20, 2017


  • Social Studies PLC - Western Mass - Sept. 27, 3:30-5pm - Northampton. Sign up.
  • Crowdsource Fundraising to support costs of treatment of ALS for Patty Hogan, Wilbraham, friend and colleague, longtime leader in the social studies. Join “Hogan’s Heroes.”
  • Pennant Fever?


How can I support ALL my students?

  • October 19 & Nov. 16 - Hudson High School - “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” - 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER.

“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available.


  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Create a password and profile, then explore resources, discuss issues, and enjoy!

Featured this week:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • The Constitution and Citizenship Day

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS - Across Massachusetts and the U.S.

  • Oct. 1-31 - Baseball in the Classroom! Online course on ways to use sports history to hook student interest in U.S. and in World History. Brian Sheehy, North Andover High School. ($200.)
  • Massachusetts Historical Society - Boston:
    • Sept. 23 - 9am - 4pm - John Quincy Adams and American Diplomacy
    • Oct. 21 - 9am - 4pm - The Material Culture of Death
    • Dec. 2 - 9am - 4pm - The Political Lives of Historical Monuments and Memorials
  • Fall Events from Primary Source
    • Podcast - “What Teachers Need to Know about the Middle East”
    • Oct. 17 - Boston - “China: Enduring Legacies & Radical Transformations”
    • Oct. 25 - Boston - “Current Events with Context: Teaching the News in a Meaningful Way”
    • Nov. 1 - Online - "Essential Topics for Global Understanding: Health, Environment, & Economics”
  • Tuesdays - 3pm - Virtual PLC for Economics Teachers. - Google Hangouts. - Facilitated by Richard Donnelly, economics teacher at Bedford HS. “The purpose of the PLC is to help teachers new to teaching economics with planning curriculum, developing lesson ideas and finding resources for their economics classes. Teachers who have been teaching economics for several years may also participate.” Richard has been teaching economics for more than 20 years and is actively engaged in professional development programs around economic education. Starts Sept. 19, 2017.  Contact Richard Donnelly at
  • Oct. 20 - MCSS Conference - Holiday Inn & Suites-Marlborough - Registration Open!


  • Can’t tell a Whig from a Democratic-Republican? Political Parties Prism - New infographic on the formation of U.S. political parties. From the teachers at Periodic Table of the Presidents.
  • Mt Vernon - The Yorktown Campaign - activities, lesson plans and more.
  • 9/11 Attack on World Trade Center - online activities from Awesome Stories.
  • Teaching Tolerance - Fall 2017 magazine. Alt-right. Digital literacy. And much more.

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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.