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History eNews from Emerging America – April 3, 2019

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Published on Wed, 04/03/2019

NEWS

  • Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30-5:00pm. Social Studies Leaders of Western Mass PLC. Haymarket Cafe, Northampton. Contact: rcairn@collaborative.org.
  • Article from Teaching Tolerance: Existence Is Resistance: Supporting Student-Led Social Change
  • Review the BARAT-Constitutional Rights Foundation “Citizen U” Curriculum (Illinois). Five who do will be in a raffle for $100 gift certificates. Information.
  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting will make thousands of Sesame Street episodes available, working with Library of Congress. – Information

Technological Innovation and People with Disabilities

How do we tell stories about technology that are about people not gadgets?

Man sitting on chair in suit with prosthetic legs.

[John W. January, veteran of Co. B, 14th Illinois Cavalry Regiment, with prosthetic legs] / Photographed by Bowman, Ottawa, Ills. [c. 1894].

https://www.loc.gov/item/2016652279/

Reporting from the National Council for History Education institute on Technological Innovation and Patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. https://www.nche.net/tiahcolloquia

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.

Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES

Summer courses coming soon.

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social StudiesInstructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.

  • April 23 and May 21 – Northampton.

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/

  • Singing for Women’s Suffrage: A New Digital Collection from the Library of Congress
  • Singing for Political Change: Celebrating Music In Our Schools Month with Library of Congress Primary Sources

Library of Congress News:

  • Symposium on Diversity in Children’s Literature – Recording
  • Library Acquires Trove of Letters from Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz – Information
  • Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music – Now Available Online – Information

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.

  • April 9 – 12:30-1:45pm – Holyoke Community College’s Enduring Racism Speaker Series – Language, Status & Stigma: The Paradox of Bilingualism
  • April 9 – 7pm – NCSS: An Issue-Centered Approach to Classroom Debate & Deliberation – Information
  • April 10 – 7pm – Historic Northampton: Tracking Down the Stories of Child Laborers – Information
  • April 11 – 6-7:30pm – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: Robert Caro – Writing History – Information and Registration
  • April 16 – 6-7:30pm – John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum – A Conversation with His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos Calderon – Information and Registration
  • April 18 – 4pm – Umass History Department: “The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago,” A Book Talk with Civil Rights Attorney Flint Taylor – Information
  • April 27 – 9am – 4:30pm – Historic Deerfield: Federal Cabinetmaking – Kneeland and Adams of Hartford – Information and Registration
  • May 7 – 2019 Massachusetts Conference on Volunteerism – Information and Registration

Summer 2019:

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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.