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Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Oct 19 2023
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
An older Black man, balding with a white beard. He wears a medal on his dress coat. He poses seated, with one hand aside his cheek and the other on his thigh. He looks past the camera.
Date: Oct 17 2023
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Explore the compelling stories of Civil War nurses and disabled veterans. How did their experiences change America? 

 

Visit the new online exhibit: How Civil War Veterans Transformed Disability.

 

Through pictures, documents, maps, and their own words in letters, speeches, and books, explore the rich experiences of disabled veterans and examine the massive system of…

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Sep 21 2023
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
Many veterans and widows, all dressed in heavy coats and hats press the lone uniformed officer standing outside the U.S. Pensions Office. His billy club is raised.
Date: Sep 5 2023
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Emerging America 2023 Survey on the Teaching of Disability History By Rich Cairn, Emerging America

At the end of the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years, Emerging America widely promoted an online survey of teachers to discover how much they teach disability history. Though the response has been small, the results offer intriguing insights.

The 27 2022-2023 respondents represented 7…

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.
Date: Aug 17 2023
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
A young woman holds a sign that reads Disability Pride Month; she wears a t-shirt reading Easter Seals Thrive. And a photo of Judy Heumann includes the quotation: "Disability only becomes a tragedy when society fails to provide the things we need to live our lives." There is also a Disability Pride flag, explained in the article. 
Date: Aug 11 2023
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Celebrating A Natural and Beautiful Part of Human Diversity Guest post by Stephanie Polito

July marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark legislation passed on July 26, 1990, that broke down barriers to inclusion in society. Disability Pride Month was first celebrated that same year, taking place in Boston, Massachusetts in the US. Celebrations follow, with th…

A photograph of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. He is seated at a table outside, there is a fountain in the background. Four other people surround the table, three men and one woman, two men are using wheelchairs. Justin Dart sits to the president's left, wearing his trademark cowboy hat, a suit, and a button that supports the ADA on his lapel.
Date: Aug 1 2023
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Reform to Equal Rights is the first ever K-12 Disability History Curriculum. The curriculum supports history and civics teachers in all settings. Lessons can stand on their own. Or teachers can integrate selections from the 200+ primary sources, and/or accessible activities, into what they already teach on topics such as impacts of wars, immigration, social movements, and changing roles of governm…
children holding name cards with Chinese and Americanized names pose with teacher
Date: Jul 31 2023
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Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources will be offered at the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) in Northampton, Massachusetts in a two-session format, meeting Thursdays a month apart, October 19 and November 16. 

Multilingual learners can benefit from primary source activities, and all students can find compelling questions in the history of immigrants…

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: Jun 17 2023
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First posted to the TPS Teachers Network by Laurie Risler, and published as an Emerging America blog post on February 5, 2021 with the title, Using History's Mysteries to Teach African American History (guest post).

Update: in 2022, iCivics incorporated Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown's groundbreaking elementary inquiry curriculum into their array of teaching resources under the name Pri…

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Date: May 19 2023
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 10, Issue 5 for May 19, 2023 In this Issue Events @ Emerging America  News New at the Library of Congress Professional Development Events Other Resources [if applicable] Blog post preview: Whose stories?
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