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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.
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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. DESE seeks state student council members for 2019-2020 school year. Deadline for schools to hold Stud…
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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. Informatio…
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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…
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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 March 21 – 7pm.
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 Anci…

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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 pos…
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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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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and

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Date: Feb 27 2019
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NEWS Invitation to judge Massachusetts History Day – April 6, 2019 – Information Civic Engagement Day at Massachusetts State House – March 5, 12:30-3:30. Mass Civic Learning Coalition website. Legislators promote funding for civics education in 2020 budget – Article on the Massachusetts Civics Projects Trust Fund. From iCivics – CivXNow – K-12 Civic Education Map APPLICATION DUE DATE EXTENDE…
Forge of Innovation 2015 - Group Shot at Sojourner Truth Statue, Northampton
Date: Feb 21 2019
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 7 for February 21, 2019 Applications Due March 1 for Summer 2019 Forge of Innovation! http://emergingamerica.org/neh-forge/ EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA - Info & Registration. Contact rcairn@collaborative.org. HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES APPLY BY MARCH 1: Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry, NEH Lan…