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Date: Mar 27 2019
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NEWS Mass History and Social Science Policy Update: MCAS will start with grade 8 civics. There may or may not be future assessments in elementary or high school. DESE is developing pilot, anticipated in spring 2020–more info to come. Civic Engagement projects must occur in both 8th grade and high school. Again, more info to come. Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30-5:00pm. Social Studies Leaders of Wester…
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Date: Mar 20 2019
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NEWS Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30-5:00pm. Rescheduled final Social Studies Leaders of Western Mass PLC. Haymarket Cafe, Northampton. Discuss implementation of 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. Contact: rcairn@collaborative.org. Library of Congress seeks applicants for Civics Teacher-in-Residence Position – Information and Application
Poster shows George Washington crossing a river of cherry pies. It is a spoof on Emanuel Leutze's painting of Washington crossing the Delaware
Date: Mar 13 2019
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Pi Day has become a celebration of growing festivity in many American educational settings. March 14, as expressed 3.14 in ‘month.day’ notation, is an opportunity to talk about π*, to have a celebration that connects to science and geometry, and to brighten the muddy days of March with the pleasures of pie.

How do history and social studies classrooms get in on the fun? Teachers of Ancie…

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Date: Mar 13 2019
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NEWS The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Nomination Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30-5:00pm. Rescheduled final Social Studies Leaders of Western Mass PLC. Haymarket Cafe, Northampton. Discuss implementation of 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. Contact: rcairn@collaborative.org. “Kids as Political Props” – Provocative blog post. H…
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Date: Mar 6 2019
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NEWS Massachusetts History Alliance – Postcard Competition Entries – Cast Your Vote! Application to NEH Forge of Innovation summer workshops closes March 7.

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