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Date: May 6 2018
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Care for veterans is a topic not only relevant to the understanding of the aftermath of war, and to the understanding of the role of government, but is a critical topic within the longer arc of disability history. In this lesson, students gather information through a variety of primary sources on the experiences of veterans from the War of Independence through today, and ask the question, ‘How…

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Date: May 2 2018
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 18 for May 2, 2018

DESE statewide Civics Education Institute for 250 educators July 24-26 in Marlborough.

Focus is on creating or strengthening 8th grade civics courses.

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Date: Apr 23 2018
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 17 for April 25, 2018

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BECOMING HELEN KELLER PBS film!

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Miss Helen Keller reading Mrs. Coolidge's lips, c. Jan 12, 1925

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Date: Apr 17 2018
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 16 for April 18, 2018

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Date: Apr 17 2018
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 15 for April 11, 2018

A classroom with students working at desks, teacher in long dress seated at a table next to chalk boards, surrounded by a group of 6 girls of varied heights, using her hands as she explains something.
Date: Apr 7 2018
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This elementary school lesson engages students with primary source materials that make vivid the journeys and lives of immigrant children in the early 20th century and today. It features video interviews with kids who have recently immigrated and archival photos of child immigrants from the turn of the 20th century.

Primary source interviews with five recent immigrants…

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Date: Apr 5 2018
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 14 for April 4, 2018

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Date: Apr 1 2018
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 13 for March 28, 2018

side by side early photo portraits of Dorothea Dix and Horace Mann, seen from waist up, in formal poses
Date: Mar 31 2018
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The instrumental role Dorothea Dix played in reforming prisons and mental institutions, and the actions of Horace Mann in his campaign for free public education are at the center of this lesson. How did improvements in conditions for people in the public charge, whether prisoners or people institutionalized because of disability, come about? How did the the idea of who gets to be educated chang…

Photo of hospital ward with man in bed, man on crutches, man in wheelchair, nurses, 5 beds visible.
Date: Mar 24 2018
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This lesson invites students to wonder about what life was like as a disabled WWI veteran. The lesson provides materials and instructions for guiding students in analysis of primary source materials that include a song about shell shock, a cartoon contrasting wounded veterans with rich profiteers, Red Cross posters, and a photograph highlighting life-changing war injuries.