EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 8, Issue 18 for September 8, 2021
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events @ Emerging America
- New at the Library of Congress
- Disability History Resources & Updates
- Other Professional Development Events
- Other Resources
- Blog post preview: “Closing the Gap in Civics for Students with Disabilities in Classrooms from K-12” - Link to blog post.
Develop a Mystery for Your Own K-5 Classroom
- “Closing the Gap in Civics for Students with Disabilities in Classrooms from K-12” – Read Rich Cairn’s blog post.
- Massachusetts Civic Literacy Coalition Policy and Advocacy Fellow Allison Pao seeks Mass Civics teachers for a survey and/or interviews. (With stipends.) Contact Allison with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- History’s Mysteries blog post on the history of Africatown.
- Propose to present a workshop on your work with primary sources at the SOURCES conference, January 15 in Orlando! Apply by Sept. 30, 2021. https://www.sourcesconference.
- Propose to present a workshop at the National Council for History Education Conference March 17-19 in St. Louis. https://ncheteach.org/Call-
- Meet the 2021 History Teacher of the Year Finalists at the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
- Next issue of History eNews is October 13. Submit items to email@example.com by October 6.
STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS CLASSROOM CENSORSHIP LAWS
- Learning for Justice published: “What Critical Race Theory Is and What it Means for Teachers,” to help teachers navigate this difficult terrain with integrity.
- Jay McTygue published practical advice for school leaders, “Receiving Questions about CRT? Consider the Source.”
- Massachusetts Association of School Committees - “Understanding the Difference Between Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Educational Equity.”
- A coalition of education organizations led by the Zinn Education Project is promoting a Pledge to Teach the Truth.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.
Mark your calendars for these Emerging America courses and workshops. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.
Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
- Teachers in History, Civics, Social Science, ELA, & ESL gain strategies and tools to support in-depth, inquiry-based learning. Meets 15-hour Massachusetts teacher licensure renewal requirement on teaching ELs.
- October 29 to December 10. Online.
- Alison Noyes, Emerging America.
- Available for 22.5 PDPs or optional 1 graduate credit from Westfield State University.
- Register for Accessing Inquiry for ELs.
Develop a Mystery for Your Own Classroom History's Mysteries Institute
- The creators of History’s Mysteries will guide you through deep exploration of this powerful K-5 curriculum and its methods. Choose between customizing a unit for your unique classroom needs or creating a new History’s Mysteries-style lesson on a vital topic.
- Fall: October 4 to December 6. Online.
- Spring: February 28 to April 4. Online.
- Laurie Risler, with Kelley Brown.
- Available for 66.5 PDPs or optional 3 graduate credits from Westfield State University.
- Register for the History’s Mysteries Institute.
Introduction to Elementary Inquiry Using History’s Mysteries
Emerging America: Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students
- Harness current events to deepen understanding of immigration across American history, from the founding of the nation through today. Focus on access strategies.
- Alison Noyes, Emerging America.
- January 12 to March 2. Online. With three live webinars.
- Register for Immigration Issues.
America and World Fascism - From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond:
- Study extremism and resistance to it across the 20th century to today. Explore strategies to teach difficult and controversial subjects.
- Led by Peter Carroll, Stanford University; Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College; and Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University.
- March 3 - April 15. Online. With four live webinars.
- Register for America and World Fascism course.
Make Your Civic Engagement Inclusive
- Design civic engagement projects and civics education that are fully inclusive, especially of students with disabilities and English Learners.
- Led by Rich Cairn, Emerging America.
- Earn 10 PDPs with submission of an inclusive civic engagement plan.
- March 3. Online.
- Register for Inclusive Civic Engagement.
Teaching World Geography and Ancient Civilizations
- Gain practical training in the geographic and historical content and inquiry-based strategies and resources for instruction to address Social Science Standards. Focus on regions of the world that have been underrepresented in K-12 classrooms.
- Led by Nicholas Aieta, Westfield State University, and Rich Cairn, Emerging America
- Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or optional 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University.
- April 19 - May 24. Online. With two live webinars. Register for Teaching World Geography and Ancient Civilizations.
EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations, and more.
Immigrant Storytelling in the American Narrative (1-hour webinar; no PDPs)
- Part of the Library of Congress National Book Festival events for immigration memoir of NPR veteran journalist Maria Hinojosa, Once I Was You
- Learn how to tell immigrant stories as part of, not something separate from, the American narrative, and the history of immigrant narratives and how they have shaped today’s discourse and policies
- Wednesday, September 22, 3-4 pm Eastern time
- Sponsored by Emerging America and the Immigrant Learning Center. Register for the Immigrant Storytelling webinar.
Meaningfully Engaging Students with Disabilities - Plan and implement civics projects that are meaningful and accessible. Sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- December 1, 3-4 pm
- Rich Cairn, Emerging America; iCivics; and experienced teachers.
- Register for Engaging Students with Disabilities webinar.
RECORDING: The Educating for American Democracy Roadmap and AP History.
- Includes Rich Cairn from Emerging America on the Disability History and Civics Extension to the EAD Roadmap.
- August 5, 2021. Link to the Emerging America recordings page.
NEW AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- “Open a Book, Open the World” - 2021 National Book Festival - September 17-26. Speakers and events!
- The NEH made grants to add newspapers to Chronicling America from Massachusetts, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Montana, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
- Library of Congress regional mini-grants.
TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Featured this week - (log in to see DISCUSSIONS; no log-in needed for ALBUMS):
- GROUP: Teaching 9/11
You may link directly to these resources.
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Five Questions with Melanie Zeck, Reference Librarian, American Folklife Center [shows just how accessible the librarians are! -ATN]
- Take a Close Look at the National Book Festival Poster Gallery!
- Devil in the Details: Examining Visual Material from the Civil War
- Teaching Mathematics Using Primary Sources: Analyzing Population Pyramids
DISABILITY HISTORY RESOURCES & UPDATES
- Michael J. Fox speaks at the National Book Festival. Recording available from the Library of Congress September 17.
- ‘What is IEP?’: Asking Questions to Meet Speech and Language Goals, by Nancy Cohen - From the Right Question Institute
- QFT in Special Education - New Resources from the Right Question Institute
- Humanities for All of the National Humanities Alliance reached 2,000 entries. Themes include Ability & Access.
- “All the Way to the Top” - Lesson plan on the campaign to pass the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act on Share My Lesson.
- “Lesson Planning with Universal Design for Learning” - Article from ASCD.
- September 8, 4-5 pm - Women’s Experiences During the American Revolution - Info on the webinar by the New York Historical Society.
- September 9, 7-8:30 pm - Teaching 9/11 and the Constitution - David Hudson - Info on the webinar by the Center for Civic Education.
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (MA DESE) - four-hour Civics Project Jumpstart workshop. Register for Civics Jumpstart:
- September 13 and 15, 3-5pm (two sessions)
- September 28 and 30, 3-5pm (two sessions)
- September 10-11 - 9/11 Anniversary in the Schools - Info on the 9/11 program.
- September 13 - The Where of Why: GIS in the Humanities Clasroom - Info on the course from the National Humanities Center.
- September 14, 6:30-7:30 pm - virtual talk - Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History - Katherine Carté - Event info from the American Revolution Institute.
- September 14, 7 pm - Patriotism by Proxy: The Civil War Draft and the Cultural Formation of Citizen-Soldiers - Colleen Glenney Boggs - American Antiquarian Society - Info on Patriotism by Proxy.
- September 17 - Constitution Day with the Bill of Rights Institute.
- September 23 - November 11, 4:30 pm - InquirED Fall Webinar Series - The Future of Social Studies. Info on InquirED series.
- October 6, 3-4 pm - webinar - Planning + Implementation: Problems of Practice - MA DESE - Register for Problems of Practice.
- October 7, 7 pm - Serving America in the Far East: Servicewomen in the Cold War. Info on Five College Center for East Asian Studies webinars.
- October 14 to November 18 - Professional Development Providers Institute for TPS Consortium Members - Free and open to all - Info on the TPS PDPI.
- October 14 & 21, November 4 & 18, December 2 - 4-6 pm - From Industrial Revolution to Modern Innovation - Online - Springfield Armory National Historic Site - Springfield Armory PD Info.
- October 17, 1-2 pm - online - National Day on Writing - Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Western Mass Writing Project - Writing Day Info.
- October 22-23 - Skilled Hands and Cultivated Minds: Art and Education in the Early Republic - Historic Deerfield. Early Republic event Info.
- October 23 - 6:30 pm - Webinar Civic Action Project (CAP) resources - Constitutional Rights Foundation - CAP event Info.
- October 27, 3-4 pm - Approaching Civics Projects through a Culturally Responsive Lens - MA DESE - Register for CR Lens.
- November 17, 3-4 pm - Civics Project Consultancy - MA DESE - Register for 11.17 Consultancy.
- December 15, 3-4 pm - Civics Project Consultancy - MA DESE - Register for 12.15 Consultancy.
- “Talking and Teaching about Afghan Refugees and the Fall of Kabul” - Article from Re-Imagining Migration.
- FREE BOOKS!: Freeman Book Awards Book Grants - Info from Five College Center for East Asian Studies.
- State by State Visualizations of Demographics from 2020 Census. U.S. Census Bureau.
- September issue of The Volunteer journal of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives online, features “The IB in Color.”
- Teaching Hard History podcast - Season 4: Jim Crow - Learning for Justice.
- TPS Micro-credentials - National Education Association, Citizen U, Emerging America, Inquiry in the Upper Midwest - Asynchronous with support group on the TPS Teachers Network - Info on TPS Micro-credentials.
- George Washington Timeline from Mt Vernon.
- GeoCivics Resources on Teaching about Electoral Redistricting.
- Latina/o/x Heritage Resources from the California History and Social Science Project new Monthly Highlights blog series.
NEW BLOG POST
Closing the Gap in Civics for Students with Disabilities in Classrooms from K-12, by Rich Cairn
A 2020 study commissioned by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) confirmed a continuing lack of implementation of elementary civics education.
The study found further that schools systemically (even if unintentionally) exclude students with disabilities from civics lessons.
What have we learned about this gap? What can be done to close it?
Correction: The fall section of the Emerging America graduate course Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources will retain that name rather than begin use of the term Multilingual Learners as reported last issue. Register for Accessing Inquiry for ELs.
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