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History eNews from Emerging America – March 27, 2019

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NEWS

  • Mass History and Social Science Policy Update:

    • MCAS will start with grade 8 civics. There may or may not be future assessments in elementary or high school. DESE is developing pilot, anticipated in spring 2020–more info to come.
    • Civic Engagement projects must occur in both 8th grade and high school. Again, more info to come.
  • Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30-5:00pm. Social Studies Leaders of Western Mass PLC. Haymarket Cafe, Northampton. Contact: rcairn@collaborative.org.

Centennial of 19th Amendment

Votes for Women

Picture of a woman in a window with the words "Shes Good Enough to Be Your Baby's Mother and she's good enough to vote with you"

“She’s Good Enough to Be Your Baby’s Mother: And She’s Good Enough to Vote with You”. Alfred Bryan and Herman Paley. [1916].
From a collection of sheet music on women’s suffrage.

https://www.loc.gov/resource/mussuffrage.mussuffrage-100123

https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.

Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES

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.

Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social StudiesInstructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.

  • April 23 and May 21 – Northampton.

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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

  • A Sailor, a Nurse, and a Kiss, on V-J Day
  • Primary Sources for Musical Learning: Exploring the Triad through the Civil War Bugle
  • Coding with Primary Sources: Exploring Bugle Calls through Programming
  • Primary Sources for Musical Learning: Workshop Opportunities

Library of Congress Events/Webinars:

  • April 4 – 7pm – The American Archive of Public Broadcasting in the Classroom – Register
  • April 16 – 4pm – Exploring Social Justice through the Arts – Part II – Register
  • April 30 – 4pm – Creatively Exploring the 12-Bar Blues – Register

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

  • March 28 – 7pm – The Southwick Historical Society: How Daniel Shays Escaped the Hangman’s Noose – Information
  • March 29 – 12:15pm – The Amherst Historical Society and Museum: Cowls in Amherst – The Founding Family’s Generational Contributions to Building Community 1741-2019 – Information
  • April 12 – 12:15pm – The Amherst Historical Society & Museum: History of the JCA – Information
  • April 14 – 1-3pm – Nolumbeka Project: Indigenous Voices in the Berkshires – Main Street, Cummington, MA
  • April 15 – May 15 – Harvard Graduate School of Education: Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions – Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique – Information and Registration (fees apply)
  • April 26 – 12:15-12:45pm – The Amherst Historical Society & Museum: Virtual Tour of the West Cemetery – Information
  • May 10 – 12:15-12:45pm – The Amherst Historical Society & Museum: 100 Years of Silk in the Valley History Bites Lunchtime Lecture – Information

Summer 2019:

Other 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.