EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 42 for December 6, 2017
- Western Mass Social Studies Leaders PLC changing next meeting (from 01/24) to Feb. 13 – 5-7 at CES. (Pizza & snacks.) Unpack draft Social Studies Frameworks & discuss how we can respond to the draft and how we can get out front on PD and planning. Register.
- Mass Council for the Social Studies Pres. Kerry Dunne eloquent at Bd. of Ed. Her testimony was in MCSS weekly eNews. Two more reasons to JOIN MCSS TODAY!
- See current proposals for Federal funding for NEH, NEA, Dept. of Education, etc.
- Registration is open for spring immigration history course online.
Emigrants [i.e. immigrants] landing at Ellis Island. (1903) Film by Thomas Edison.
See spring Emerging America online course announcement below.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration open!
- January 27 – Technology in Education conference. Northampton. – Workshop on Library of Congress-sponsored online civics games. Register.
Grad credit in history available – all courses.
- February 15 to March 29 with final follow up June 7 – ONLINE – Emerging America: Immigration Issues for Diverse Learners ($35)
- Explore new approaches and a wealth of online resources for teaching this ever exciting and engaging topic. Engage diverse learners. Develop your own lesson featuring research and inquiry-based strategies. On any period in U.S. History from 1800 to 2018. Grades 3-12.
- March 23 & 24 – 8:45am – 3:45pm – Boston – America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond ($35)
- March 23 & March 31 – 9am – Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center
- Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources:
- April 24 & May 15 – 8am – 4pm – Northampton ($72.50)
- Dates TBD – Boston ($72.50 – free to Boston Public Schools teachers)
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
Featured this week – YOU MUST LOG-IN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:
- Understanding Neighborhoods through Art. (Great for local history projects!)
- AI and Handwritten Text Recognition.
- Sunset, Magazine of the West.
- Literary Tour of the 50 States link and primary sources.
Other Resources from the Library of Congress:
- Watch Library of Congress events streamed live online. From Arts in Education to reading of Ferdinand the Bull.
- Papers of Abraham Lincoln now online in full color.
- Library of Congress and WGBH post broadcasts of Watergate hearings.
- Library of Congress appoints new head of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Mathematics and Primary Sources: Measurement, History, and the English Language.
- Learning Beyond the Original Purpose with Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Detailed local maps from 1867 forward.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.
- Dec. 11 – 4-6:30pm – Springfield Museums Free Open House.
- Mass Historical Society:
- Dec. 12 – 5:15-7pm – Lived Botany: Settler Colonialism… Pennsylvania – Hannah Anderson, UPenn
- Dec. 13 – 5:30pm – The Slave’s Cause – Manisha Sinha, UConn
- Dec. 19 – 5:30-7:45pm – Miss America’s Politics: Beauty and the New Right – Micki McElya, UConn
- Jan. 27 – Sources Conference on primary sources in Orlando. Free.
- March 11-13 – St. Paul, MN – Justice in Action: National Service-Learning Conference – NYLC (Always an amazing experience!)
- Apply for Massachusetts Service Alliance small grants (up to $3,500) for National Volunteer Week projects. (April 15-21.)
- NEW. Periodic Table of the U.S. Constitution.
- David M. Powers, local historian, author of biography of John Pynchon.
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