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History eNews from Emerging America - January 27, 2021

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Published on Wed, 01/27/2021

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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 8, Issue 3 for January 27, 2021

 

NEWS

  • Emerging America announces a partnership with Maryland Humanities in offering two Accessing Inquiry courses this spring. (See below.) Teachers from ALL states are welcome! 

  • The Library of Congress released a thorough and clear online research Guide for Middle and High School Students

  • State report: A New Era of Civics in Massachusetts: What, Why and How? Workshop series from Tisch Center & CIRCLE, Tufts Univ. - Feb. 9, 6-7:30pm Eastern. Info & RSVP

  • National Report - Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy. iCivics; Safra Center, Harvard; Arizona State Univ.; Tisch Center & CIRCLE, Tufts. March 2, 3-4:45 Eastern - Release event. Info

  • Fellowships with the Massachusetts Historical Society for K-12 teachers and high school students to explore the MHS collections. Info. Apply by March 4. 

  • See NEH summer workshops below. Applications due March 1. 

  • Jan. 21 - the Biden Administration details new policies on immigration and 2020 Census. Census Bureau

  • iCivics published a new student workbook: Civics In Action Projects: A Workbook for Civic Engagement, and teacher's "How-to-Guide." Order

  • Virtual history project opportunity from the Smithsonian Museums. Transcribe documents from the Freedman's Bureau. Info . 

  • Next issue of the History eNews is February 10. Submit events & resources to rcairn@collaborative.org by February 7.

 

Teaching English Learners & Immigration History K-12

Emerging America supports teaching ELs and Immigration History: 

 

"Immigrant Agricultural Workers are Essential Workers" Angarita, Jennifer, artist. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020632260/

This and more great posters newly added to the Library of Congress collection: https://tpsteachersnetwork.org/album/72157-messages-from-masks

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

 

HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES

PDPs / OR optional grad credit available from Westfield State University.  

  • Teaching the History's Mysteries K-5 Curriculum
    • Earn 10 PDPs by completing the workshop and submitting reflective input after you teach the curriculum. Led by program creators, Laurie Risler and Kelley Brown. Info about the free History’s Mysteries: Historical Inquiry for Elementary Classrooms. Info & Registration
    • Feb. 10, 7-8:15pm 
    • April 14, 7-8:15pm 
    • Follow-up session for all in June. 
  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
    • Teachers from Maryland and ALL states welcome! Focus on Massachusetts and Maryland state standards and resources. 
    • Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America; Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities. 
    • Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour recertification requirement on teaching students with disabilities.
    • Feb. 19 - April 2. One live webinar. Info & Registration
  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
    • Teachers from Maryland and ALL states welcome! Focus on Massachusetts and Maryland state standards and resources. 
    • Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America; Lia Atanat, Maryland Humanities. 
    • Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. Meets Massachusetts 15-hour recertification requirement on teaching English Learners. 
    • April 9 - May 21. One live webinar. Info & Registration
  • The Right to Privacy: "The Most Valued and Comprehensive Right"
    • Taught by outstanding teacher-leader Kelley Brown and historian David Hudson. 
    • Earn 67.5 PDPs (MA), 45 hours (other states), or 3 grad credits from Westfield State University. 
    • May 3 - June 25. Two live webinars: May 19 & June 9. Info & Registration

 

EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES

Recent and Upcoming Presentations by Emerging America

See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations, and more. New Additions below:

  • March 3-30 - Strategies for Teaching Inquiry with English Learners through Primary Sources - Six-hour asynchronous workshop in partnership between Emerging America and Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Western Region TPS. Register
  • May 7-8 - Teaching History Conference - UC Davis and the California History and Social Science Project. Info & Registration

 

Contact Rich Cairn rcairn@collaborative.org to schedule Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district or region in 2021.

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Chronicling America just extended its collection of American newspapers back to 1777 to the reach to the beginnings of the American Revolution.

  • TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network

YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS

LINK DIRECTLY TO ALBUMS

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

  • Visual and Virtual Opportunities – Photograph Analysis Webinars for Teachers
  • Call for Applications: 2021 Library of Congress Literacy Awards
  • Discovering Mathematical Qualities in Primary Sources from the 1918 Flu Pandemic
  • “Inaugurations: Stepping into History” – A Teacher Resource from the Library of Congress
  • New Guide to Help Middle and High School Students Conduct Research with Library Resources [RECOMMENDED - EDITOR]  
  • Encouraging Student-Generated Primary Sources During Historic Events

 

EVENTS (online unless otherwise noted)

  • Library of Congress photography curators webinar series. Info & Registration
    • January 28, 2021 – 4-5PM ET - “White House or Not?”
    • February 18, 2021 – 4-5PM ET - “Why Was This Picture Made?”
    • March 25, 2021 – 4-5PM ET - “When Was This Photograph Taken?”
    • April 29, 2021 – 4-5PM ET - “How Should We Index This Image?”
  • Strengthening American Democracy spring online courses - Center for Civic Education - Info
  • Feb. 1, 12pm Eastern - Young People Fighting for Climate Justice - Feinberg Lecture Series - UMass Amherst Department of History & DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies - Students may submit questions in advance - Info & Registration
  • Feb. 4, 2pm Eastern. "Good Wishes for the Children Rediscovered: Hans Christian Andersen and the Launch of Sarah Gooll Putnam’s Artistic Career." American Antiquarian Society. Info & Registration
  • Feb. 18, 12pm - SHELF LIFE—Unfit: Virginia's History of Eugenics. Historians Elizabeth Catte and Adam Cohen. Info & Registration
  • Feb. 20 and Mar. 6, 10am–1:15pm Eastern - China’s and Japan’s Approaches and Responses to Imperialism and Modernization - Five College Center for East Asia. Info & Registration
  • Feb. 21, 5pm 5 PM Eastern. Film screening: Invisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War. Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. (Watch for registration link.) Film trailer
  • Feb. 25 - April 1 - Thursdays - 4-6pm Eastern - “From Industrial Revolution to Modern Innovation” - Springfield Armory and Western Mass Writing Project - email Scott Gausen for info: scott_gausen@nps.gov. $200 stipends + PDPs. Registration
  • Feb. 28 & March 28. Speaking Up: Histories of American Protest and Activism. Historic Deerfield winter lecture series. Info & Registration
  • March 3, 10, 17, 24 - 6-8pm - Museum Course: The Vernacular Architecture of Early New England - Historic Deerfield. Info & Registration
  • March 18 5-6 pm Central Time. RISE for Racial Equity - Empathy: Transforming Connections. Barat Education Foundation & DePaul University. Free. Info and Registration
  • March 24 - 8:30am - 3:15pm - Dignity and Justice for All: Stories of Protest, Resistance, and Change - JFK Library - Info and Registration
  • April 8-11 - National Council for History Education virtual conference. Excellent workshops and speakers. (Including Emerging America!) Info & Registration
  • May 7-8 - Teaching History Conference - UC Davis and the California History and Social Science Project. Info & Registration
  • Civic Action Project webinars for students and teachers - Constitutional Rights Foundation. Info.

 

SUMMER [all virtual]

NEH WORKSHOPS offer stipends up to $1,300. Applications due March 1. 

  • NEH: Labor and Landscape: Lowell as Nineteenth-Century Crucible. Tsongas Industrial History Center - Lowell. Info.  
  • NEH: Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America. Tsongas Industrial History Center - Lowell. Info
  • NEH: The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1800 - American Antiquarian Society. Info
  • NEH: Mapping a New World: Places of Conflict and Colonization in 17th Century New England. The Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Grades 3-12 teachers. With Plimoth Patuxet Museums, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum. Info
  • NEH: July 11-17. The Making of America: Colonial Era to Reconstruction. Grades K-8 teachers. Gilder Lehrman Institute. Info

OTHER SUMMER WORKSHOPS

  • The Catherine B. Reynolds Civil War Washington. Ford’s Theater. Info
  • Set in Stone: Civil War Memory, Monuments and Myths. Ford’s Theater. Info
  • Stanford History Education Group Institutes. Info.

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RESOURCES

Resources on Teaching about the First 100 Days

Other Resources

OTHER RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ONLINE

See Resources for Education During a Pandemic for complete list.

 


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Rich Cairn

Director, Emerging America
Rich Cairn has directed the Emerging America program since 2006. Emerging America includes Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Institutes: "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry."