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Date: Dec 28 2016
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Presidential inaugurations have historically provided a platform for some of the most dynamic moments in American History. Consider having students analyze some of the most important–for the significance of the inaugural speech as well as for the importance of events surrounding the inauguration. What made each of these moments so significant? What characteristics make for a great inaugural spe…

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Date: Apr 6 2015
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NEWS Registration Open: for nine FREE Summer 2015 Emerging America events statewide. Information & Registration here. Reminder: Western Mass. Social Studies Professional Learning Community - April 7, 3:30-5:00pm. Snacks. Civics Education and Civic Engagement is topic. Contact rcairn@collaborative.org for info. All welcome! LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative…
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Date: Jun 7 2017
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Rich Cairn, Emerging America, Collaborative for Educational Services, Northampton, Massachusetts

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Date: Apr 17 2015
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NEWS SURVEY: What grad credit do you need? Do you need PDPs in History? Education? https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015EmergingAmerica Civics & Social Studies PD in the New Federal Education Act? - Learn how you can support it. Learn how to involve youth in civic engagement. April 22, 6:00pm - Advocacy Webinar - Civics for All - National Council for the Social Studies www.socialstudies.org/adv…
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Date: Nov 1 2016
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Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 32 for November 2, 2016

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YOUR INPUT NEEDED by State survey on Civic Learning and Engagement.

Mark your calendars: ESE 2nd Annual Conference on Civic Learning & Engagement - May 8, 2017 - EM Kennedy Institute in Boston.

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Date: May 4 2015
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This performance task requires students to compare text, sound files, and images to deepen their understanding of the efforts by African Americans to advance the Double V Campaign (victory over racism at war and at home) during WWII. A timeline helps students sequence and visualize the relative length of time between events.

Anticipating a growing national emphasis on the use of text ana…

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Date: Nov 6 2016
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[caption id="attachment_9875" align="alignright" width="218"] Miss [Lucy] Burns in Occoquan Workhouse, Washington.[/caption]In an age of mass incarceration, tracing the origins and history of detainment is a meaningful exercise in understanding the current situation of imprisonment in the United States. Drawing on items such as images, maps, political cartoons, and reports available from the di…

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Date: Jun 14 2017
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More than 60 Attend Joint Education Committee Hearing on Civic Education

[caption id="attachment_10308" align="alignright" width="300"] Rich Cairn with Sen. Harriette Chandler. [/caption]Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and Rep. Alice Peisch held a two-hour hearing on 26 Civic Education bills introduced in this session of the General Court of Massachusetts.

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Date: May 6 2015
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[caption id="attachment_11713" align="alignright" width="300"] Boston, its Environs and Harbour with the Rebels Works Raised Against that Town in 1775[/caption]

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Date: Apr 7 2017
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WordSift.com

WordSift is a Swiss Army Knife of a literacy tool a colleague shared with Rich Cairn, Emerging America director, at the TESOL conference in Seattle in March. Social Studies and Humanities teachers can use this tool to enhance interaction and understanding of longer informational texts. 

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First copy your text selection and paste it into WordSift. (We used the Chinese…