Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 16 for APRIL 26, 2017
- Library of Congress makes 40 PD videos available. (See below.)
Holding a poster against racial bias in Mississippi are four of the most active leaders in the NAACP. (1956).
Summer 2017 Emerging America courses explore the early Civil Rights Movement.
SUMMER EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info
How can I teach skills for civic life with current events?
- July 17-21 + 2-hours in fall, date TBD. “Teaching Civics, Civic Action, and American Ideals through Early 20th Century Black Struggles for Equality” – Easthampton High School. Hands-on course–also with Kelley Brown, Amilcar Shabazz, and Rich Cairn! Explore vital stories and context for civic action and explore strategies to teach Civics. Available for 3 grad credits in History. REGISTER.
- July 5 – August 5 – ONLINE – “Black Community and Agency: Fighting the Color Line (1877-1940)”. With outstanding instructors: Kelley Brown and Amilcar Shabazz! Available for 3 grad credits in History. REGISTER.
Accessing Inquiry for ALL Learners:
How can I meet state requirements (15 hours each) for Professional Development on teaching Social Studies to students with disabilities? English Learners?
- July 11-12 – “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” – Cambridge, Mass. Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER. Email email@example.com to reserve a space.
- August 1-2 – “Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources” – Greenfield Community College. Audrey Morse and Rich Cairn. Available for 1 grad credit in History. REGISTER.
“Accessing Inquiry” courses meet Mass license renewal requirements for 15-hours PD on students with disabilities or 15-hours PD on English Learners. Link to renewal regulations. Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available. Cobn
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).
Library of Congress Teacher Blog
- Information Literacy: How Does the News Change Over Time? The Sinking of the Titanic. Post.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES – Statewide & on the Web
- May 2 – 6pm – Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library – The Four Shorelines of Coastal Cartography Presentation Info
- May 9 – 10am-5pm – Clark University – UMass History Crash Course Info and Registration
- May 19 – 9-11:30am – UMass Center at Springfield (Classroom 14) – Adoptive Parenting: Navigating the Calm and Rough Waters Registration
- May 27 – 2pm – Historic Northampton – The Brush Shop (a film by Stan Sherer) – highlights “Brushworks Arts and Industry” a first mass-market producer of toothbrushes in America
- June 29 – 6pm – Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library – Is Boston Prepared for Climate Change? Info
- July 20 – 6pm – Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library – A Panel Bridging Art, Science, and Policy Info
- July 29 – 9am-5pm – Holyoke Community College – History Camp Pioneer Valley
- September 15 – NERC 48 Workshop Proposals DUE – Connecticut Council for the Social Studies – Power of Place: Where Social Studies Happens (Conference Date: April 12-14, 2018)
- September 15-17 – Historic Deerfield Decorative Arts Forum – Early American Furniture: Recent Research in Training, Technique, and Lifestyle – Registration coming soon
- Explore Library of Congress Professional Development Videos – A collection of short videos focused on building awareness of the Library’s various collections and effective use of primary sources.
- United Nations Association of Greater Boston – Inform, Inspire, and Mobilize members of the community to engage with critical global issues
- Amnesty International USA Piloting Educators’ Toolkit on National Security and Human Rights after 9/11 – Contact Elizabeth Beavers to sign up for the toolkit @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching Tolerance – Latest thinking in social justice and anti-bias education along with actionable tools, strategies and lessons Subscribe
- Current Context: The Syrian Civil War – Introduce your students to the key issues and players involved – background reading, a timeline, images, maps, and suggested classroom activity
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