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Date: Jun 13 2024
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Guest post by Nancy Spannaus

Origin of the American System

It is common practice to present the American System of Economics as the invention of Kentucky politician Henry Clay, who served as a leading spokesman for that policy in the Federal government from 1806 to his death in 1852. But in his advocacy for the key components of the American System–Federal protection for manufactures,…

A man in a suit makes signs in American Sign Language.
Date: Jun 11 2024
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By Rich Cairn, History, Civics & Social Studies Inclusion Specialist, CES

Teaching about Disability in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Slides from presentation by Rich Cairn at the virtual conference: A More Perfect Union: Exploring America's Story in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, June 17, 2024

A More Perfect Union: Exploring America's Story in the Gilded Age and…

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Date: May 21 2024
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Guest post by Max Chervin Bridge

Choices Program, a non-profit, secondary education initiative from Brown University’s Department of History, recently published a free online Resource Guide on Disability History and Studies. Choices’ resource guide collects a diverse array of lesson plans, online blogs, academic essays, virtual exhibits, podcasts, short documentaries, and more that poin…

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Date: May 16 2024
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
A US flag, with words Garibaldi Guard above, and appeals for 250 men to join the Union Army
Date: Apr 30 2024
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Guest post by Jacqueline LaFrance

LaFrance is the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies co-facilitator for a professional learning community (PLC) bringing together history teachers and English Language Development specialists most months to consider how best to support multilingual learners in history classrooms. The PLC is part of the English Learner Collaborations project, sup…

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Date: Apr 18 2024
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
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Date: Apr 6 2024
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GBH News - Boston published a story and accompanying quiz on the emerging movement to #TeachDisabilityHistory.

See the article at Teaching disability history in schools is 'long overdue,' advocates say. Teachers, community advocates, and resource leaders comment on developments in the growing field. Follow links to legislation from multiple states. 

See the introduction to the quiz bel…

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Date: Mar 21 2024
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
Book cover for Teaching With Primary Sources for Cultural Understanding, Civic Mindedness, and Democracy features a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, people with fists raised as they march, and four women in an old photo holding signs that say "Vote".
Date: Mar 13 2024
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Primary Sources and Inclusion

Purchase this new book on Teaching with Primary Sources from Teachers College Press. 

This useful new volume is edited by Scott Waring, professor at the University of Central Florida and longtime leader in the National Council for Social Studies, and Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium. Several chapters feature ideas and examples…

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Date: Feb 15 2024
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol.
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