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HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 1, Issue 14 for NOV. 20, 2014

Published on Thu, 11/20/2014


Still Seeking Examples of DDMs CES hopes to see example of District Determined Measures (DDMs) for Social Studies. Email YOUR examples to @EmergingAmerica – Follow Emerging America Tweets when I go to the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Boston – Nov. 21-23.


UMass Amherst - CES History Institute - Register by Dec. 15 K-12 Teachers can earn 10 PDPs and $50 gift card for attending any two Feinberg Lectures plus two sessions at CES in Northampton, January 22 and February 26 – 4:30-7:00pm. Additional sessions to be scheduled!: We are asking permission to add the following to the series: Tues., Dec. 9, 4:00pm – Center for the Yiddish Book: “So how do you like America?”: How a Generation of Immigrants Transformed the Nation’s Culture. Discussion for middle & high school teachers – Josh Lambert, academic director at the Center, and visiting professor of English at UMass Amherst. Pre-registration required. And/or document that you watched videos on the UMass Amherst History Department YouTube channel.) The gender and immigration conference in January is Thursday, Feb. 26 and Friday, Feb. 27, NOT Friday and Saturday. There is a scheduled Feinberg Lecture April 6. How to Apply for National Endowment for the Humanities and other Top Level PD Nationally - Register for free session to learn about these amazing opportunities in the U.S. and overseas. TAKE AWAY: Notes of a draft of application. Dec. 3 - 4:00-5:00pm at CES in Northampton. NEH, Library of Congress, and other free national professional development programs.


WWI Remembered - “Experiencing War” Meeting Magna Carta: Primary Sources about a[n] Historic Charter. See Library of Congress Magazine online on the topic. Native American History Month Resources


Teaching Tolerance Video Kits - One of the best sets of materials for Social Studies – FREE! Explore racism, classism, sexism, bullying, and other challenging issues using documents and documentaries from this high integrity antiracism organization (i.e. Southern Poverty Law Center). Teaching about the Phoenicians A school district asked if I knew of good resources to teach about the Phoenicians. (Mass Frameworks 6th Grade.) What do YOU recommend? Jessica Johnson, UMass Dept. of History suggested the following. What do you think of these resources? Resources For History Teachers: Standard 7.17: Standard 7.18: Standard 7.44:


Rich Cairn

Civics and Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services
Rich Cairn founded Emerging America in 2006, which features the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History program, "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry." The Accessing Inquiry clearinghouse, supported by the Library of Congress TPS program promotes full inclusion of students with disabilities and English Learners in civics and social studies education.