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 […]
A new list of resources is now available on the website as part of the CES Teaching with Primary Sources program. Linked resources are in a variety of media, from video clips and audio recordings to books, blog posts and articles. Click here to access this rich set of resources.
NEWS APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 9 for Forge of Innovation NEH Summer Workshop due to tough winter. http://EmergingAmerica.org/NEH Controversy over new AP U.S. History curriculum. The Atlantic online. Follow us on Twitter @EmergingAmerica and on Facebook. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative Last chance register! First to Fight: American Volunteers […]
NEWS My office phone number changed to: (413) 588-5936. See new National Core Arts standards. http://nationalartsstandards.org/. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ CES Excellent FREE PD – Deadlines Approach! Take a break from the brutal winter for top quality FREE professional development.
NEWS Gov. Baker’s proposed cuts. The Transcontinental Railroad: (NEH Landmarks Workshop) http://railroad.historyproject.ucdavis.edu/ and other summer programs. (LIST BELOW.) WORKSHOP FULL! – March 21 & 28 – Landscape of Revolution – Boston Public Library & CES
A new Featured Source Performance Assessment is now available, examining Civil Rights During World War II. In this performance task, high school students compare several pieces of evidence from the Civil Rights Movement during WWII. This performance task requires students to compare text, sound files, and images to deepen their understanding of the efforts by […]
Registration is now open for the Landscape of Revolution Workshop! Dates: Two-day workshop on March 21, 9am – 3pm, and March 28, 9am – 1pm. The workshop is presented by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, in collaboration with the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the […]
NEWS Arizona requires students to pass U.S. Citizenship test. Commentary by Robert Pondiscio in The Education Gadfly. http://edexcellence.net/articles/model-citizens Give input on Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization. Currently no support for Social Studies. National Council for the Social Studies supports Programs of National Significance.
Online registration is now open for a free workshop exploring the role played by American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War. The First to Fight workshop will provide participants with powerful strategies to teach content and the Common Core, with the following resources and questions: To learn more and register online, click here.
DDM Survey – South Shore Social Studies Supervisors (5S) is taking a brief online survey on implementation of District Determined Measures (DDMs). Please participate! Don’t forget the PLC for Social Studies Department Chairs, TODAY (Tuesday) 3:30-5:00pm. Karen White from Mass DESE will Skype in at 4:00 to answer questions about DDMs, PARCC, Model Curriculum Units, […]