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History eNews from Emerging America - October 21, 2020

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Published on Wed, 10/21/2020

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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 29 for October 21, 2020

 

NEWS

  • Next issue of the History eNews is November 4. Submit events & resources to rcairn@collaborative.org by November 1. 

 

Lisa Schur and Doug Kruse, researchers at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, address the history and current trends in voting by people with disabilities in this article from the NY Times.

Bar chart showing various voting impediments and the proportion of disabled voters that experienced each one.
Difficulties faced at polling places: In a national survey after the 2012 election, 30% of voters with disabilities reported having some kind of difficulty during their voting experience.

https://www.npr.org/2016/10/24/499177544/disabled-voters-fight-for-more…

 

EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration.

 

Preview of Winter-Spring 2021 courses - enrollment opens soon. 

  • Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
  • Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources
  • America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond
  • The Right to Privacy: "The Most Valued and Comprehensive Right"
  • History’s Mysteries

Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

 

NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

TPS Teachers Network - Teachers with interest in working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Featured this week - (No Login Required to View Albums!)

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

  • Photography as a Window into Historic Protests (featuring Zoom-In strategy)
  • Compare and Contrast Student School Experiences with Library of Congress Primary Sources
  • Voting by Mail: It’s Nothing New
  • Jason Reynolds October Grab the Mic Newsletter

 

EVENTS (online unless otherwise noted)

What can we learn about how people have secured equitable political representation in the United States by examining case studies from Lowell’s past and present?

Tsongas Industrial History Center’s webinar series explores how underrepresented communities have fought for equitable representation and overcome barriers to civic participation. Historians and educators share content on a civics topic and discuss how to adapt it for the classroom. Companion primary documents and writing prompts. Info and registration: http://uml.edu/tsongas/civics 

 

Centering Indigenous Sovereignty on Stolen Land Though History and Strategy with Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust 

Oct. 21, 5-6:30pm Eastern Time - Stephanie Morningstar, Executive Director of the Trust, to learn about the history and effects of land dispossession and strategies the Trust is exploring to repair colonial harm by working alongside Indigenous communities to listen and learn through open conversations with respect to their wishes for land in their territories. Part of Karuna Center for Peacebuilding's local history and dialogue series, Erasure and Restoration: An Exploration of Past and Present in the Kwinitekw Valley's Indigenous Communities. https://www.karunacenter.org/erasure-and-restoration/

 

RESOURCES

 

Also See Resources for Education During a Pandemic for compilation.

 


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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."