IN THIS ISSUE News Events @ Emerging America New at the Library of Congress Professional Development Events Other Resources Emerging America Blog post: Humanity Worth Defending: Disability History in State Standards 2021
“If you believe people have no history worth mentioning, it is easy to believe they have no humanity worth defending.” - William Loren Katz, Historian
by Laurie Risler
In the classroom I am continually reminded that the most important question to teach students to ask is, “Whose voice is missing?” I also remind myself to ask, “How do I make all voices central to the curriculum and not only add them in the periphery?” For too long the voices missing have been the voices of women and people of color. At History’s Mysteries we…
The featured poster in our most recent eNews issue comes from a teacher-friendly album of downloadable and easy-to-share images, each accompanied by teaching notes.
The album showcases Library of Congress new purchases of public service posters created by artists and posted by Amplifier.org. The posters include direct visual references to the public service propaganda posters of the 20…
Emerging America announces a partnership with Maryland Humanities in offering two Accessing Inquiry courses this spring. (See below.) Teachers from ALL states are welcome!
Western Mass Social Studies Leaders PLC - Jan. 20, 3:30-5pm Eastern. All welcome to open discussion. Contact email@example.com for zoom link.
The Massachusetts Legislature passed and Governor signed $1.5 million in funding for Civic Engagement!
December 18, 2020 Update: Newly added to the Kindergarten unit: Mystery #4, HOW DOES A TRADITION BECOME A HOLIDAY? about Juneteenth.
"What has excited my kids most is the chance to be detectives. They look forward to the days of the week when they get to hunt for clues."
-2nd Grade Teacher