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Elementary girls work on a project at their desks.
Date: Nov 16 2019
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Facing the Crisis in Social Studies and Civics Education

Following years of decline in the teaching of History and Social Science, especially in grades K-5, and neglect of civics by schools at all grades, the Massachusetts Legislature and Board of Education each took decisive action in 2018. New state History and Social Science standards elevate civics in the context of inquiry-based Practice…

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Date: Nov 4 2019
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 36 for November 6, 2019

 

Diverse student leaders in matching t-shirts speak to teacher institute.
Date: Nov 4 2019
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In 2020-2021, school districts across Massachusetts will fully implement student-led civic engagement projects in every 8th grade and every high school. Projects will occur as class assignments, but students may request the option to complete individual projects. Later in November, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) expects to announce a small grants program to support…

the "Anti-Chinese Wall"
Date: Oct 30 2019
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A new lesson for high school students uses primary sources to engage students, including those whose reading levels may not yet be at grade level, in exploring the changes in policy in who is admitted to the United States.

Initiatives to restrict specific groups of people from immigrating to the US are important topics in US History, included in standards for the US…

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Date: Oct 30 2019
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 35 for October 30, 2019

 

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Date: Oct 21 2019
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 34 for October 23, 2019

 

Teacher holds up a political cartoon primary source.
Date: Oct 21 2019
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EmergingAmerica.org happily announces new website resources and features to support powerful teaching of diverse learners. Long-established features also got major rebuilds, including Radical Equality exhibit and Windows on History local history projects: 

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy video introduction by professor
Date: Oct 7 2019
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There are two new opportunities for teachers to learn more about culturally relevant pedagogy, in addition to the excellent videos and other teaching materials linked on the Engagement Strategies page of the Accessing Inquiry section of our website at EmergingAmerica.org. 

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Date: Oct 7 2019
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 33 for October 9, 2019

 

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Date: Oct 2 2019
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 32 for October 2, 2019 NEWS Library of Congress announces new virtual tour, "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote". Contains exhibit items, events, and resources. Information. October 10 - 3:30-5:00pm - Western Mass Social Studies Leaders PLC. Register.  October 17 - 11:30am-1:30pm - Central Mass Fall Social Studies Curriculum Leaders Mee…