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History Enews from Emerging America - July 31, 2019

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Published on Wed, 07/31/2019

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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 25 for July 31, 2019

 

NEWS

  • Massachusetts Civic Trust Fund - Massachusetts Legislature includes $1.5million in budget for Civics Education professional development! 

  • Link to 2019 proposed Federal USA Civics Act. Supported by the National Council for the Social Studies. 

  • Mass Humanities Grant Opportunity - “The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America” - Applications for up to $15,000 to support public humanities projects focused on the many dimensions of voting rights in America - Info

  • Historical Journal of Massachusetts seeks copy editor 1 day per week. http://www.westfield.ma.edu/historical-journal/ 

 

Rolling Out K-5 Social Studies Standards

Teachers Two-Day Workshop Aug. 27 & Nov. 1.  Info & Registration

Hadley, Massachusetts

 



 

https://www.loc.gov/item/2004670022/

The manner in which the American colonies declared themselves independant [sic] of the King of England, throughout the different provinces, on July 4, 1776. [1783?].

Teaching the American Revolution and more, integrating content and literacy. 

 

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

 

HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES

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

Aug. 27 & Nov. 1. - Grades K-5 Social Studies - 2018 Framework. Hadley, Massachusetts. Develop plans to integrate the new standards into the K-5 curriculum. Instructor veteran elementary teacher Laurie Risler. Available for 10 PDPs. Info & Registration

 

Tuesdays, 4:15-6:45 - Oct. 15, 2019 to May 26, 2020 - Northampton - Civics Literacy Leadership Institute for K-12 social studies teachers and other civics education teachers. Western Mass Writing Project. Up to 4 UMass grad credits available. www.umass.edu/wmwp/registration-information

 

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 

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

  • Alexander Graham Bell and the Iterative Kite Design Process

  • Teaching Rhetorical Analysis with Suffrage-themed Advertisements

  • Students Investigate the 19th Amendment’s Influence on the 1920 Election

 

Events: 

  • Sept. 8 and Oct. 13, 1-4pm. Demonstrations at 2pm. Bisbee Mill - Industrial and Agricultural Museum - 66 East St. Chesterfield, MA. More info on Bisbee Mill Museum Facebook page. 

 

Resources:

 

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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.