- 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: email@example.com.
Centennial of 19th Amendment
Votes for Women
“She’s Good Enough to Be Your Baby’s Mother: And She’s Good Enough to Vote with You”. Alfred Bryan and Herman Paley. .
From a collection of sheet music on women’s suffrage.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.
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 Studies. Instructor Laurie Risler. Grad credit available. Register.
- April 23 and May 21 – Northampton.
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/
- 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
- Primary Source (Fees apply)
- June 12 – August 6: Changing China – History & Culture since 1644
- July 10 – August 6: Globalizing Early American History
- July 10 – August 6: Modern African History – Colonialism, Independence and Legacies
- July 10 – August 6: Preparing Students for Global Citizenship
- July 10 – August 6: Engaging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students & Families in Elementary Schools
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Historic Trades
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