EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 38 for October 10, 2018
- 18th Annual Student Essay Contest – Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum – Register
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Seeks History and Social Science Content Support Specialist – Job Listing
- Learn about 8th Grade Civics standards and the We the People Program. Western & Eastern MA options. FREE. Free copy of text, $40 stipend, & free food! Easthampton – Sat., Oct. 13. Montrose – Sat., Nov. 3. 10am – 3pm. For info contact Kelley Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by James Madison Legacy Project. JMLP We the People Registration
New Accessible Lesson
See blog post below.
And Register for Fall Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources Workshops!
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EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Meets 15-hour Massachusetts requirement for professional development on teaching students with disabilities. Earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit (extra fee applies) from Westfield State University. Directly supports content and Practice Standards of 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework! Offered twice: Register.
- Oct. 24 and Nov. 8 – CES, Northampton.
- Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 – Drury High School, North Adams (Free to North Adams teachers.)
Teaching Grades K-5 Civic Engagement and Social Studies. Examine new 2018 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework and develop plans to align your curriculum. Access a wealth of primary and secondary resources. Led by veteran K-5 teacher Laurie Risler. Register.
- Oct. 16 and 25 – CES, Northampton.
World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Gain content knowledge in World History and Geography. Unpack, examine, and align courses to new History and Social Science standards. Offered twice. Register.
- Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 – CES, Northampton.
- Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 – CES, Northampton.
Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum. How will YOU meet the new Massachusetts requirement to offer civic engagement projects? Learn the basics. Generate and test fly a specific action plan. Taught by national service-learning and civic engagement leader, Rich Cairn. Register.
- Jan. 23 and March 13 – CES, Northampton.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
- New Primary Source Sets at the Library of Congress:
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Watch: Upcoming Programs Streamed Live from the Library of Congress
- Corridos at the Library of Congress: Spurring Creativity while Studying Hispanic Heritage
- Politics on the Screen: Using Moving Images to Win Votes
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S
- National Council for the Social Studies – On-Demand Holocaust Education Webinar – Info
- October 12 – 5-8pm – Historic Northampton – Opening Reception: Chaotic Freedom and the Scars of Slavery: From Baton Rouge to Northampton – Info
- October 13 – 10am-3pm – Historic Northampton – Pomeroy Terrace Historic District Celebration – Info
- October 14 – 10am – All Hamptons Read Walking Tour with Steve Strimer: Northampton Underground Railroad Walking Tour – West – Info
- October 16 – 6-7:30pm – JFK Presidential Library: Meet the “West Wingers” – Registration
- October 17 – 7pm – Historic Northampton – A Witch in Paradise: A Talk by Kathy-Ann Becker – Info
- October 20 – 2pm – Historic Northampton – Chaotic Freedom in Civil War Louisiana: The Origins of an Iconic Image – A Talk by Dr. Bruce Laurie – Info
- October 21 – 10am – All Hamptons Read Walking Tour with Steve Strimer: Northampton Underground Railroad Walking Tour – West – https://forbeslibrary.org/community/all-hamptons-read/Info
- October 25 – 1-2pm – Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources: What’s New About Fake News? Webinar – Register
- October 26 – 11:30am-2pm – Massachusetts Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools – Hudson High School – Fall Workshop – Info
- October 27 – 9am-4pm – Massachusetts Historical Society – Teacher Workshop: Fashioning History – Info and Registration
- October 28 – 10am – All Hamptons Read Walking Tour with Steve Strimer: Florence Underground Railroad Walking Tour – Info
- November 7 – 6-7:30pm – JFK Presidential Library – Leadership in Turbulent Times – Register
- November 8 – 7-9pm – American Antiquarian Society – Roughing It Reimagined: A Musical Hands-On History Workshop – Info and Registration
- November 9 – 6-7:30pm – JFK Presidential Library – The Midterm Elections: What Might They Mean? – Register
- November 13 – 6-7:30pm – JFK Presidential Library – The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels – Register
- November 19 – 6-7:30pm – The Rise of Populism in the US and Europe – Register
- November 27 – 7pm – Northampton Center for the Arts – Capstone Event: Escaping Slavery, Envisioning Freedom – Info
- December 1 – 9am-4pm- Massachusetts Historical Society – Teacher Workshop: Remembering Abigail Adams – Info and Registration
- Summer Program – Teaching with Primary Sources – Mars Hill – North Carolina
- Examining Place as a Primary Source: Slavery in Rural and Urban NC – June 17 – June 21
- Engaging Strategies for Teaching with Primary Sources – July 8 – 10
- History and Culture of the Cherokee – July 29 – August 2
- Primary Source Courses: Register for Courses – Mars Hill College, North Carolina
- Global Education Leadership Seminar
- Current Events with Context: Teaching the News in a Meaningful Way
- Modern African History: Colonialism, Independence, and Legacies
- Teaching Tolerance –
- 4QM Teaching – Teaching Blog
- UnErased – LGBT History Equity – Reframing the Lense of History
- Constitutional Rights Foundation – Civic Action Project
Content standards in the 2018 History and Social Studies Framework adopted in Massachusetts now specifically include the 19th century movements to provide supports for people with disabilities, such as the founding of schools for students with cognitive, hearing, or vision disabilities. The new Accessible Lesson Plan added to the Emerging America website this week on the Emergence of Special Education focuses on this history. The lesson’s primary source documents provide a means to trace the logic behind expanding education to people who were largely seen in the United States as unable to be educated prior to the 1850s reforms. Students apply what they learn to gain a sense of what education was like for students with disabilities in the 1800s, and describe it in one of several imaginative formats. The lesson is designed to be paired with a companion lesson that allows students to observe teaching in a modern
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