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Dorothea Dix in a long dress holds a book and sits in a room with a medical bag on the floor
Date: Feb 8 2021
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“If you believe people have no history worth mentioning, it is easy to believe they have no humanity worth defending.”     - William Loren Katz, Historian  

Two young Black women in white hats and long dresses sit in an open carriage with flower-decorated wheels drawn by a white horse in front of a brick building
Date: Feb 5 2021
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by Laurie Risler

 

In the classroom I am continually reminded that the most important question to teach students to ask is, “Whose voice is missing?” I also remind myself to ask, “How do I make all voices central to the curriculum and not only add them in the periphery?”  For too long the voices missing have been the voices of women and people of color. At History’s Mysteries we…

Silkscreen-style poster text reads "PROTECT essential workers" over distant horizon behind fieldworker wearing "Hero" mask over nose+mouth, wide hat as green rows converge at horizon behind.
Date: Jan 27 2021
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The featured poster in our most recent eNews issue comes from a teacher-friendly album of downloadable and easy-to-share images, each accompanied by teaching notes. 

The album showcases Library of Congress new purchases of public service posters created by artists and posted by Amplifier.org. The posters include direct visual references to the public service propaganda posters of the 20…

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Date: Jan 27 2021
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 8, Issue 3 for January 27, 2021

 

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Emerging America announces a partnership with Maryland Humanities in offering two Accessing Inquiry courses this spring. (See below.) Teachers from ALL states are welcome! 

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Date: Jan 13 2021
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 8, Issue 2 for January 13, 2021 NEWS

Western Mass Social Studies Leaders PLC - Jan. 20, 3:30-5pm Eastern. All welcome to open discussion. Contact rcairn@collaborative.org for zoom link. 

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Date: Jan 6 2021
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol 8, issue 1 for January 6, 2021 NEWS

The Massachusetts Legislature passed and Governor signed $1.5 million in funding for Civic Engagement! 

Magnifying glass with black handle shows words "History's Mysteries" in the lens
Date: Dec 18 2020
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December 18, 2020 Update: Newly added to the Kindergarten unit: Mystery #4, HOW DOES A TRADITION BECOME A HOLIDAY? about Juneteenth. 

                                         

"What has excited my kids most is the chance to be detectives. They look forward to the days of the week when they get to hunt for clues."

-2nd Grade Teacher

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Date: Dec 16 2020
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 33 for December 16, 2020

 

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Date: Dec 2 2020
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 32 for December 2, 2020 NEWS

TONIGHT: Dec. 2 , 7pm Eastern Time - Free WGBH webinar: Teach Diverse Stories with Primary Sources and Artifacts. 

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Date: Nov 18 2020
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 31 for November 18, 2020