Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 13 for APRIL 5, 2017
- April 18 – 8:30am-1:00pm – Mass Board of Ed to discuss civic engagement. http://www.doe.mass.edu/boe/boedate.html
- Final 2017 Mass ELA Frameworks.
Little Africa on fire, Tulsa, Okla. Race riot, June 1st, 1921
SUMMER EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info
What can Americans’ struggles against violence and injustice teach us about citizenship?
- 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.
- 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.
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. REGISTRATION TO OPEN SOON. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- September 2 – National Book Festival – Washington, DC
Library of Congress Teacher Blog
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES – Statewide & on the Web
- April 5, 19, & 26 – 7-8pm EST – Wednesday Webinars on Civics – Barat Foundation and the Constitutional Rights Foundation
- April 6 – 7-8:30pm – Thoreau on Resignation and Resistance – Jones Library – Amherst
- April 8 – 10am – 4pm – Florence, Mass – Northampton Association of Education and Industry – https://www.facebook.com/RugglesCenter/
- April 11 – 9am – Webinar in Spanish and English – Using Anne Frank to Amplify Student Voices – Teaching Tolerance.
- April 11 – 4:30-6pm – “Giant Traveling Maps Massachusetts” – National Geographic Society – Mass Geographic Alliance – Elms College, Springfield – $15 – www.elms.edu/teacherworkshops
- April 11 – 7pm – Holyoke Community College – Author Luis Alberto Urrea – Into the Beautiful North, a novel.
- April 19 – Anniversary 1995 of the Oklahoma City Bombing – Download materials.
- April 22 – 10am – 4pm – Patriots Day Muster – Historic Deerfield – http://www.historic-deerfield.org/
- April 29 – 9am – 1pm – Smith College – Teaching China: A Contemporary Lens on China and Changing Gender Roles – Five College Center on East Asia
- May 6 – 2:00-4:30pm – New Haven (CT) Free Public Library – Foreshadows of WWII: Remembering Guernica – film “Five Cartridges” and discussion of Spanish Civil War.
- May 8 – EMK Institute, Boston – 8a – 3:30pm – Civic Engagement Conference – Mass Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education Institute https://www.emkinstitute.org/
- May 16 – American Antiquarian Society, Worcester – Hear and meet Laurel Thatcher Ulrich – New England History Teachers Association – NEHTA Kidger Award winner.
- June 12 – College of Holy Cross, Worcester – Massachusetts History Conference – http://masshumanities.org/programs/mass-history/history-conference-upcoming/
- October 13 – UConn – Topic: 1917 – NEHTA
- Harvard’s Mapping Asia exhibition now online. http://asiacenter.harvard.edu/programs/films-exhibits/mapping-asia
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