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Teachers at an Accessing Inquiry course discussing primary sources
Date: May 5 2019
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“I’ve found that if I pick the right primary sources…[I can make the lesson more accessible]. For example, I just gave some students an evacuation poster (after Order 9066 [–forcing Japanese relocation to camps]) that was selected for its minimal text which was heavy on vocabulary they would know or be able to figure out such as dates and places. I gave other students letters to the editor abo…

Date: May 1 2019
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NEWS June 11 – 8:45am-3:30pm – Massachusetts DESE: 2019 Civics Literacy Conference – Information and Registration June 13 or June 14 – Massachusetts DESE: History & Social Science Professional Learning Institute – Information and Registration Discovering Justice seeks Executive Director – Applications due by May 22. Info. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education seeks His…
Date: Apr 24 2019
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NEWS Collaborative for Educational Services – Department of Youth Services Summer Jobs: Summer School Teachers – ELA, Math, Science, and History Teachers Brewster Summer School Teacher Teaching Tolerance – Educator Grants (School, District, and Classroom Level) Voting Rights Workshops – May 16, 17, or 20. Info.
Date: Apr 10 2019
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NEWS Emerging America Summer courses now open for registration! Congratulations! 2019 Mass Social Studies Teacher of the Year Kevin Dua, high school history and psychology teacher, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. Runner up Michael Neagle, history teacher, Pyne Arts Magnet School, Lowell.
Date: Apr 3 2019
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NEWS Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30-5:00pm. Social Studies Leaders of Western Mass PLC. Haymarket Cafe, Northampton. Contact: rcairn@collaborative.org. Article from Teaching Tolerance: Existence Is Resistance: Supporting Student-Led Social Change Review the BARAT-Constitutional Rights Foundation “Citizen U” Curriculum (Illinois). Five who do will be in a raffle for $100 gift certificates. Information.
Date: Mar 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 M…
Date: Mar 20 2019
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NEWS Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30-5:00pm. Rescheduled final Social Studies Leaders of Western Mass PLC. Haymarket Cafe, Northampton. Discuss implementation of 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. Contact: rcairn@collaborative.org. Library of Congress seeks applicants for Civics Teacher-in-Residence Position – Information and Application
Poster shows George Washington crossing a river of cherry pies. It is a spoof on Emanuel Leutze's painting of Washington crossing the Delaware
Date: Mar 13 2019
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Pi Day has become a celebration of growing festivity in many American educational settings. March 14, as expressed 3.14 in ‘month.day’ notation, is an opportunity to talk about π*, to have a celebration that connects to science and geometry, and to brighten the muddy days of March with the pleasures of pie.

How do history and social studies classrooms get in on the fun? Teachers of Ancie…

Date: Mar 13 2019
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NEWS The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Nomination Tuesday, April 9 – 3:30-5:00pm. Rescheduled final Social Studies Leaders of Western Mass PLC. Haymarket Cafe, Northampton. Discuss implementation of 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework. Contact: rcairn@collaborative.org. “Kids as Political Props” – Provocative blog post. Ho…
Date: Mar 6 2019
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NEWS Massachusetts History Alliance – Postcard Competition Entries – Cast Your Vote! Application to NEH Forge of Innovation summer workshops closes March 7.

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