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"Many nationalities. Here is a collection of future American citizens ready for the melting pot.” [1921]. Red Cross collection.
Date: Jun 24 2017
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Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 25 for June 28, 2017

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Date: Jun 20 2017
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Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 24 for June 21, 2017

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Report on June 13 Legislative Hearing on Civic Engagement. http://emergingamerica.org/blog/

New date for course: Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources: Hudson, MA - Oct. 19 & Nov. 16. Info.

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Date: Jun 12 2017
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Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 23 for June 14, 2017 NEWS 86% of Massachusetts School Districts report offering Civics / Government Courses. Report on district social studies practice!!! Full report in June 7 Emerging America blog. http://emergingamerica.orgblog/ Where can I learn how my fellow teachers support struggling learners? (INFO.) Teamwork!
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Date: Jun 6 2017
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Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 22 for June 7, 2017 NEWS June 13 - 10am - MA State House - Hearing on Civic Engagement bills before the Mass Legislature. (Room TBD.) Meet up with fellow educators at 9:30, Nurses Hall, 2nd Floor. THANK YOU to 109 teachers and administrators from 86 school districts who completed our survey on district social studies practice!!! See full report i…
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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: Jun 14 2017
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More than 60 Attend Joint Education Committee Hearing on Civic Education [caption id="attachment_10308" align="alignright" width="300"] Rich Cairn with Sen. Harriette Chandler. [/caption]Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and Rep. Alice Peisch held a two-hour hearing on 26 Civic Education bills introduced in this session of the General Court of Massachusetts. Sen. Harriet Chandler, Sen. Eric Lesser, Rep. Lind…
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Date: Jun 14 2017
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Included in the following primary source set are a variety of materials pertaining to immigration from periods of time before, during and after WWI. Immigrants in the United States during this time were encouraged to offer their support in a variety of contexts. The first worldwide war (called the Great War at the time) roiled emotions for immigrants from countries all over the globe. The set of…