- Invitation to judge Massachusetts History Day – April 6, 2019 – Information
- Civic Engagement Day at Massachusetts State House – March 5, 12:30-3:30. Mass Civic Learning Coalition website. Legislators promote funding for civics education in 2020 budget – Article on the Massachusetts Civics Projects Trust Fund.
- From iCivics – CivXNow – K-12 Civic Education Map
- APPLICATION DUE DATE EXTENDED TO MARCH 7 for Forge of Innovation workshop in Springfield. FREE. $1,200 stipends. Meet Mass standards. PDPs or optional 3 grad credits. Information and Registration
Are you reaching out to elementary colleagues?
Course for Elementary Social Studies Teachers:
Strengthening History and Social Science
April 23 & May 21 – Register
“Crispus Attucks,” by Herschel Levit, mural at the Recorder of Deeds Building. (1943).
Original martyr of the Revolution. Photo by Highsmith.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 7: Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry, NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Teachers. Massachusetts teachers address new content and practice standards. Receive $1,200 stipend for travel and living expenses. Information and Registration
- July 7-12 – Springfield, Sturbridge, Greenfield, Northampton, and Holyoke.
- July 21-26 – Springfield, Sturbridge, Greenfield, Northampton, and Holyoke.
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Instructors Rich Cairn & Alison Noyes. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour requirement for training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and the instruction of students with diverse learning styles. Grad credit available. Register.
- March 27 to May 7 – FULLY ONLINE!
World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Dive into the new standards. Grad Credit available. Register.
- March 5 and April 4 – Hudson.
Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. Instructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.
- April 23 and May 21 – Northampton.
New: America Transformed: Teaching Westward Expansion Using Primary Sources. Instructors Michelle LeBlanc, Rich Cairn, and historian Heather Cox RIchardson
- April 3 & April 10, 2019, 9am-3pm – Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center. Register with Leventhal.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
- Featured this week – YOU MUST LOGIN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:
- Feature Discussions:
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Five Questions with Gretel von Bargen, 2018 Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute Participant
- Primary Sources for Musical Learning: Squirrel Hunting, Singing, and Thinking in Elementary School
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.
- February 28, March 7, and March 14 – 7pm (webinar) – PBIS: Empowering Young Media Consumers & Creators – Information and Registration
- March 5 – 7pm – National Council for the Social Studies: Webinar – Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport: The Vital Role of Social Studies in Safeguarding Our Rights – Info and Registration
- March 12 and 13 – 7pm – National Council for the Social Studies: Webinar – National Geographic’s Geo-Inquiry Framework Supporting Implementation of C3 – Info and Registration
- March 13 – 8:30am-3:30pm – Facing History and Ourselves: Individual Choices in a Democracy: A Facing History Approach to Civic Education (Boston, MA) – Information and Registration
- March 26 – 7pm – National Council for the Social Studies: Webinar – Engage, Enrich, and Empower Student Discovery with Primary Sources – Info and Registration
- Student Press Law Center – 2019 Year of the Student Journalist
- iCivics – Sortify: U.S. Constitution Game
- Teaching Tolerance – Preserving a more Honest History: A Guide to Choosing Historic Sites for Field Trips
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Integrating Women’s History in the Founding Era – Lesson Plans
- JFK Library Podcasts
Featured Resource: Grade 5 Performance Assessment
The Bloody Massacre–Or Was It?
Explore the causes of the Revolution with primary sources from multiple perspectives in this exemplary assessment.
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