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Date: Mar 24 2015
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NEWS Boston Public Library summer fellowships & workshops for teachers. (See below.) MA Supreme Judicial Court seeks members for new educator advisory committee (Bottom of email.) Patty Hogan, Minnechaug HS asked – “My district is reviewing the idea of developing a civics class. Do you know of a district that has either a stand alone civics class or variations of civic classes?” Contact Pa…
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Date: Feb 24 2016
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HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 7 for February 24, 2016

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CORRECTION: 1960s in Historical Perspective begins March 15 (not 22nd), April 26, & May 10, 4-7pm - The 1960s in Historical Perspective: Social Justice and Equality in Local Context - Explore excellent local archives! Register.

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Date: Apr 2 2015
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NEWS Summer Institute open for registration: America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940) - Eric Arnesen, George Washington Univ.. Kelley Brown & Laurie Risler, teacher-leaders. Rich Cairn, Emerging America. June 29 to July 2 (with ½-day in Oct.). April 6, 4:00pm - “Transnational Fight for the Rights of Undocumented Migrants, 1965-1986" - Ana Raquel Minian, S…
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Date: Dec 28 2016
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Presidential inaugurations have historically provided a platform for some of the most dynamic moments in American History. Consider having students analyze some of the most important–for the significance of the inaugural speech as well as for the importance of events surrounding the inauguration. What made each of these moments so significant? What characteristics make for a great inaugural speech…
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Date: Apr 6 2015
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NEWS Registration Open: for nine FREE Summer 2015 Emerging America events statewide. Information & Registration here. Reminder: Western Mass. Social Studies Professional Learning Community - April 7, 3:30-5:00pm. Snacks. Civics Education and Civic Engagement is topic. Contact rcairn@collaborative.org for info. All welcome! LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborati…
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Date: Jun 7 2017
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Rich Cairn, Emerging America, Collaborative for Educational Services, Northampton, Massachusetts Completed mostly by secondary social studies teachers and by school and district administrators, the survey shows a robust social studies program at the secondary level across Massachusetts. Most districts offer some kind of civics course. A majority offer some sort of civic engagement project. Of som…
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Date: Apr 17 2015
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NEWS SURVEY: What grad credit do you need? Do you need PDPs in History? Education? https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015EmergingAmerica Civics & Social Studies PD in the New Federal Education Act? - Learn how you can support it. Learn how to involve youth in civic engagement. April 22, 6:00pm - Advocacy Webinar - Civics for All - National Council for the Social Studies www.socialstudies.org/a…
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Date: Nov 1 2016
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Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 32 for November 2, 2016

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YOUR INPUT NEEDED by State survey on Civic Learning and Engagement.

Mark your calendars: ESE 2nd Annual Conference on Civic Learning & Engagement - May 8, 2017 - EM Kennedy Institute in Boston.

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Date: May 4 2015
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This performance task requires students to compare text, sound files, and images to deepen their understanding of the efforts by African Americans to advance the Double V Campaign (victory over racism at war and at home) during WWII. A timeline helps students sequence and visualize the relative length of time between events. Anticipating a growing national emphasis on the use of text analysis,…

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Date: Nov 6 2016
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[caption id="attachment_9875" align="alignright" width="218"] Miss [Lucy] Burns in Occoquan Workhouse, Washington.[/caption]In an age of mass incarceration, tracing the origins and history of detainment is a meaningful exercise in understanding the current situation of imprisonment in the United States. Drawing on items such as images, maps, political cartoons, and reports available from the digit…