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Date: Dec 23 2014
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NEWS Strengthening Civic Learning in the Commonwealth - 01/22/15 - Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School; 4-7 pm. Working group invites participation from teachers, administrators, policy makers… with concerns and recommendations on preparing next generation for civic engagement. 3 minutes to present. Bring written copy of testimony. Register by 01/15/15. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TPS-CES - EVENTS Mark yo…
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Date: Dec 17 2014
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Arriba España!

As the Spanish Civil War raged between 1936­-1939, struggles between competing ideologies played out on the streets as well as in the trenches. As much of Europe prepared for another global war, the military and social clashes in Spain served a dress rehearsal for potent new tools of propaganda as well as deadly new weapons and tactics. Spanish political factions: fascist, commu…

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Date: Dec 3 2014
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DEADLINE APPROACHES: UMass Amherst - CES History Institute - Register by Dec. 15 Earn 10 PDPs & $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. NEW - Additional sessions: Tues., Dec. 9, 4:00pm – Center for the Yiddish Book: “So how do you like America?”: Discussion for teachers – Josh Lambert, visiting pr…
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Date: Nov 20 2014
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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 l…
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Date: Nov 14 2014
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Seeking Examples of DDMs CES and a team of teachers is drafting state exemplar District Determined Measures (DDMs) for Geography-7th Grade. We will also develop a packet of exemplar DDMs for U.S. and World History–and possibly other subjects. Please help us by emailing YOUR examples in any subject of the Social Studies to rcairn@collaborative.org. (Indicate if I may share what you send.) Examples…
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Date: Jun 15 2014
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Starting with this model lesson for Kindergarten, EmergingAmerica.org launches a new feature. Periodically, we will post exemplary inquiry-based lessons using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Contact us with feedback or your own drafts or suggestions for lesson ideas." - Rich Cairn, Director, Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program of the Collaborati…

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Date: Mar 25 2014
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The 2014 History Institute, which is a collaboration between the UMass Department of History and the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton. The History Institute brings scholars to K-12 teachers to discuss the historical significance of current events.
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Date: Mar 25 2014
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The 2014 History Institute, which is a collaboration between the UMass Department of History and the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton. The History Institute brings scholars to K-12 teachers to discuss the historical significance of current events.
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Date: Mar 19 2014
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Download the Press Release .pdf on the Spring 2014 History Institute: Chris Appy speaks on Who We Are: The Vietnam War and the End of American Exceptionalism David Glassberg speaks on Learning from American Environmental History UMass Professors and K-12 Teachers Collaborate to Connect Past and Present, Bringing Contemporary Events into Local Classrooms Most people assume that history is over.…
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Date: May 5 2013
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Exploring Emerging America’s Windows on History Program

Since 2006, Emerging America’s Windows on History program has mobilized more than 30 research teams of K-12 students with their teachers and in partnership with historical societies, museums, town and college libraries, expert individuals, and other very local resources. Students learn to think historically as they track down primary sour…

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