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Carrying signs demanding access to work, women and men in wheelchairs and on foot march in the streets, 1977
Date: Dec 16 2018

Engaging ALL students in history and social studies education means not only using inclusive practices, but not overlooking the impact of historical changes and events on people with disabilities, and the impact people with disabilities have had on history. Ten lessons on History of People with Disabilities that address the new Massachusetts standards for History and Social Science are currentl…

Date: Dec 12 2018


Registration newly open for spring courses at Emerging America. Includes new section of Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Rhode Island high school grad sues state for denying her Constitutional right to learn civics. See a thoughtful post from the California History and Social Science Project’s Nancy McTygue.

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Date: Dec 5 2018


December 6 - 4-6:30pm - Smith College Museum of Art seeks members for Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) - Info and RSVP

Featured Primary Sources Sets from Emerging America:

Pearl Harbor and the U.S. Reaction

ATTENTION: Nearest Air Raid Shelter poster next to "To All Persons of Japanese Ancestry" notice taped to brick pillar, black and white photo 1942
Date: Dec 2 2018

Emerging America has two teacher-assembled sets of primary sources that offer rich detail and related classroom activities to engage student inquiry about Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7 and the events that followed. Library of Congress video interviews with eyewitnesses, photographs (including photos by Ansel Adams), maps, blueprints, and other documents provide many mea…