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History eNews from Emerging America - August 30, 2017

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A Question of Courage/Art Young - featured in an upcoming lesson from Emerging America entitled “Election of 1912: Competing Visions for America”
A Question of Courage/Art Young – featured in an upcoming lesson from Emerging America entitled “Election of 1912: Competing Visions for America”

Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 30 for August 30, 2017



  • October 19 & Nov. 16 - Hudson High School - “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” - 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER.

“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available. Training of Trainers

  • Apply for Sept. 30 CES-TPS Training-of-Trainers (9:00-4:00 - Arlington). Trainees may receive stipends to conduct primary source-based professional development in their districts. Contact for details and application–due September 15.


  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Create a password and profile, then explore resources, discuss issues, and enjoy!

Featured this week:

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Five Questions with Kaleen Black, Library of Congress Educational Outreach Team
  • Welcome Back to Teaching! – From the Library of Congress

Library of Congress World War I Webinar Series -

  • Free, online webinar highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources
  • Five part series of 40 - minute discussions on a variety of topics
  • Begins August 22 and runs through the end of the year
  • Pre-registration is required

Library of Congress Professional Development Providers Institute -

  • Preparation to deliver high-quality teacher professional development focused on Library of Congress digital archives
  • Weekly 1-hour interactive sessions online
  • Free- Register


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


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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.