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Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Jan 12 2022
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
a collage of 6 photos with a cartoon character instructing "Circle something that looks familiar, draw a box around something that is new to you" images include a capitol dome, a painting of a young woman wearing a crown and sash with medals, a speaker behind a podium with a US emblem, a man with a feathered headdress.
Date: Jan 5 2022
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Guest Post by Kelley Brown and Laurie Risler, creators of History's Mysteries

 

Happy New Year to all of you!  

We wanted to share some special and great news with you.

1. We have four NEW units and three NEW "Introduction to Inquiry" mysteries available for use on our History's Mysteries website!  

Our newest units include: 

Grade 2: How does culture im…

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Dec 8 2021
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
many student-made posters denouncing child labor are spread on a classroom table
Date: Dec 8 2021
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Building Student Engagement in a Special Education Classroom

Originally published by the Right Question Institute, in the Teaching + Learning Experts in the Field resources series. Republished here with permission. 

by Esther Lee

As a special education teacher in New York City, I had gotten used to my heterogeneous classroom of kids. Last year, however, I was taken aback by my classro…

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Nov 10 2021
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New Mini-Units Will Integrate Disability History across K-12 Curriculum; Seeking teachers to pilot mini-units.  Free Teaching with Primary Sources Micro-credentials - Barat Foundation’s Citizen U micro-credentials on using primary sources, hosted by the National Education Association (NEA), and created in partnership with Emerging America, and Inquiry in the Upper Midwest. Includes Universal Desig…
Seven deaf students stand in front of old U.S. flag as they sign the National Anthem
Date: Nov 3 2021
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Updated 05-05-2022

A Transformative Story for Humanity 

The disability rights movement has made enormous strides in the American story, going from a group whose very right to exist was questioned, to reconceptualization of the needs and rights of veterans with disabilities ... to a modern movement for full inclusion. Helping all students understand this history, key issues in the pres…

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Oct 13 2021
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies logo - open book with teachers apple atop stylized like a world globe
Date: Oct 4 2021
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In a 10th grade classroom, a newly arrived student from Sudan, a returning student from a migrant worker family, and a student whose family came from Cambodia in the 1970s are among the 25 students in a US History class. These three students have been silent in all previous class discussions. The teacher knows their WIDA English-Language-Development proficiency scores.
Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Sep 8 2021
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Develop a Mystery for Your Own K-5 Classroom Register for History’s Mysteries Institute ‡ Register for History’s Mysteries Intro Webinar NEWS “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…
Smiling young student in wheelchair with teen by school bus.
Date: Sep 8 2021
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Mind the Gap

Students gain knowledge and skills in civics and history when schools provide effective instruction and when students have opportunities to express their voice and to engage in activities like service-learning. Yet American education is falling far short–in elementary grades in particular–and especially for students with disabilities.