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History eNews from Emerging America - January 6, 2021

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Published on Wed, 01/06/2021

Emerging America logo against vista of sky, river, distant mountains.

EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol 8, issue 1 for January 6, 2021

NEWS

  • The Massachusetts Legislature passed and Governor signed $1.5 million in funding for Civic Engagement! 

  • CivXNow coalition position papers: "Equity in Civic Education" and "CivXNow Federal Policy Agenda." Info

  • Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) updated all its lessons and assessments for teaching online.  https://sheg.stanford.edu/ 

  • iCivics has ended and replaced many of its Adobe Flash programs. See a crosswalk of alternate games

  • If you would like to support an effort (with a colleague in Pennsylvania) to translate key Library of Congress primary sources into other languages, email rcairn@collaborative.org with your contact info and the language(s) you can work in. 

  • The Library of Congress now offers online the papers of 23 U.S. presidents from Washington to Coolidge.  https://www.loc.gov/collections/ 

  • NEW List of our short presentations and virtual posters at EmergingAmerica.org. 

  • Next issue of the History eNews is January 13. Submit events & resources to rcairn@collaborative.org by January 10. 

 

Teacher as Student: Treat Yourself to Excellent History Courses in 2021

 Course Info & Registration 

  • Emerging America content courses feed the mind AND provide practical teaching strategies to face whatever comes in 2021. 

  • Spring courses examine context and implications of current events: the right to privacy, the experience of immigrants, disability rights, and right-wing populist politics. 

  • Earn PDPs or optional grad credit. 

  • Meet Mass requirements for 15 hours of professional development on teaching students with disabilities; and 15 hours on teaching English Learners. 

 Easthampton High School Teacher and Emerging America Instructor, Kelley Brown will teach a new course

The Right to Privacy

on the U.S. Constitution. 

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

 

HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES

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 

America and World Fascism - From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremburg and Beyond

  • Led by Peter Carroll, Stanford University; Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College; and Rich Cairn, Emerging America. 

  • Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. 

  • Jan. 22 - March 1. Includes four live webinars. Info & Registration

Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources: 

  • Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America. 

  • Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. Meets Mass 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: 

  • Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America. 

  • Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. Meets Mass 15-hour recertification requirement on teaching English Learners. 

  • April 9 - May 21. One live webinar. Info & Registration

Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through  Primary Sources: 

  • Led by Rich Cairn and Alison Noyes, Emerging America. 

  • Earn 22.5 PDPs (MA), 15 hours (other states), or 1 grad credit in History from Westfield State University. Meets Mass 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 outsanding teacher-leader Kelley Brown and historian David Hudson.

  • Earn 67.5 PDPs (MA), 45 hours (other states), or 3 graduate credits from Westfield State University.

  • May 3 - June 25. Two live webinars: May 19 & June 9  Info & Registration.

EMERGING AMERICA WEBINARS & CONFERENCES

NEW: Recent and Upcoming Presentations by Emerging America

See complete list of short webinars, poster presentations and more.

  • Jan. 27 - 9am - 3pm - Eastern Time - Our Rights and Nothing Less: Struggles to Secure the Vote in the United States - Workshop by Primary SourceMassachusetts Historical Society, and Emerging AmericaInfo & Registration

  • Jan. 27, 4pm Eastern Time - Disability History - TPS Northern Virginia - https://tpsnva.org/ 

  • 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

Contact Rich Cairn rcairn@collaborative.org about scheduling Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district or region for 2020-2021.  

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

TPS Teachers Network - Teachers interested in working with primary sources are welcome to join this FREE network. Album links below can be opened and viewed by anyone. To view a Discussion, log in to the Teachers Network

Direct links to Albums

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

  • Entering 2021 With Primary Sources

  • Wishes for a Safe Holiday

  • Teacher Resources for Primary Educators: Reflections of an Intern and Teacher

  • The Boccaccio Project: Musical Storytelling in Response to a Global Pandemic

  • A World War and a Global Pandemic: How Did Students Make a Difference?

  • Five Questions with Julie Stoner, Reference Librarian, Geography and Map Division

 

OTHER EVENTS (online unless otherwise noted)

  • Winter Courses on Best Practices and Makerspace Learning Activities - Mars Hill University Teaching with Primary Sources - contact bmorton@mhu.edu

  • Jan. 14, 4-4:30pm Eastern - Teaching Spark! Fostering Civil Discourse - Facing History and Ourselves - Info & Registration

  • Jan. 14, 7-8:30pm Eastern - Inside/Out: Lessons of Freedom Summer - Mass Humanities and Mississippi Humanities. Info & Registration

  • Jan. 19, 3pm Central Time - Webinar with Sam Wineburg: The Case for Elementary Social Studies: Social Studies in the Age of Disinformation. InquirED. Info & Registration

  • Series start Jan. 21 - RISE for Racial Equity Webinars and Micro-Credential Program - Barat Foundation and DePaul University. Contact julie@primarysourcenexus.org 

  • Jan. 21, Jan. 28, & Feb. 4. Workshop Series - Democracy in Action: Teaching for Civic Agency. Facing History and Ourselves. Info & Registration

  • Jan. 23, 9-11am Eastern - Teaching Hidden Histories Series - First in series: From Minority to Majority: The Long Journey of 19th Century Irish and Modern Day Latinx Immigrants in the Merrimack Valley - Using Essex History. See student testimony, asking the school to teach Hidden History.  Info & Registration

  • Jan. 28 - March 4 - Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm Eastern. Eastern Region's TPS Professional Development Providers Institute (PDPI) - Info & Registration

  • Jan. 28 - April 7 - online seminar - Korea 1945-Present: Division & Globalization - National Consortium for Teaching about Asia - University of Colorado. Info

  • Feb. 3, 3pm Central Time. Media Literacy in Elementary Social Studies. InquirED. Info & Registration

  • Feb.-April - Online seminar: Human & Physical Geography of East Asia. Info & Registration

  • Feb. 19, 5pm Eastern - Philadelphia Writing Project - virtual writing marathon. Explore teacher resources and classroom text sets on Philadelphia history. Contact Trey Smith, johsmi@upenn.edu

  • Historiography and Historical Methods - self-paced asynchronous course from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute. Info & Registration

  • April 8-11 - National Council for History Education Virtual Conference - speakers, workshops, posters, including by Emerging America. Info & Registration

 

SUMMER 

  • George Washington Digital Summer Teacher Institutes - Mt Vernon - apply by Jan. 11.

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OTHER NEW 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."