Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 6 for February 15, 2017
- March 29 – 9am-4:30pm – Social Studies 2017 Legislative Day – Mass State House – Details at http://www.masscouncil.org. REGISTER.
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SPRING EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info
How can I help ALL students succeed in Social Studies-Humanities?
Social Studies offers particular challenges for struggling learners. Extensive vocabulary. Complex and difficult informational texts–including primary sources. A need for broad subject background. This hands-on, exciting course demonstrates many dynamic approaches and methods to help every student succeed. Veteran specialists in English Learning (Mussad) and Special Education (Risler) join Emerging America’s Rich Cairn to teach these vital, PRACTICAL courses.
- Accessing Inquiry for English Learners through Primary Sources. March 27 & April 11. 8am – 4pm. Northampton. Albert Mussad & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Examine immigration issues across history. Integrate innovative and engaging teaching approaches and techniques to support all learners. REGISTER.
- Accessing Inquiry for Student with Disabilities through Primary Sources. April 13 & 27 – Northampton. Laurie Risler & Rich Cairn. $65. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Grad credit available for extra fee. REGISTER.
Optional 1 Westfield State University grad credit in History available for $125 extra fee.
“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.
Mexican girls, San Antonio, Texas. 1934. Alan Lomax, photographer.
See article: ”Mexican American Song”.
How can we help students meet today’s challenges to democracy?
- America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond – This powerful workshop, features dynamic teacher Kelley Brown and top scholars from Stanford and Oberlin. Explore propaganda (including “Fake News”), mass media, and examination of the Klan, neo-Nazis, and far right in the United States today. Offered in English with Spanish language breakout. $25. Snacks, lunch, and all materials included. Optional grad credit in History available for fee. March 31 & April 1. Holyoke. REGISTER.
ONLINE – COURSE NEARLY FULL
- Immigration Issues in Perspective for Diverse Students. March 15 – May 3. $25. 15 hours. Earn 22.5 PDPs–or 1 grad credit. REGISTER.
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Library of Congress Teachers Blog
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES – Statewide & on the Web
- Feb. 16 – 6pm – “Crack Attack: Los Angeles and America’s Forgotten History of the War on Drugs” – Donna Murch – Cape Cod Lounge, UMass Amherst Student Union.
- Feb. 22-23 – 9am-4pm – Women in the Era of the American Revolution- Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston – https://www.masshist.org/calendar
- Feb. 26 – 2pm – Historic Deerfield – “Colonial Boycotts and the Invention of Liberty Tea” – Nancy Siegel, Towson Univ. – http://www.historic-deerfield.org/
- March 17 – 12-2pm – AP Psychology Workshop – Hudson High School – Free – Mike Hamilton, Hopkinton HS – email rsvp to: Erin_Shaughnessy-Zeena@wrsd.net
- March 22-24 – Anaheim, CA – National Service-Learning Conference – http://servicelearningconference.org/2017/ [OUTSTANDING CONFERENCE! – RICH]
- March 26 – 2pm – Historic Deerfield – “Earthen Ware, made in Boston” – Angelika Kuettner, Colonial Williamsburg – http://www.historic-deerfield.org/
- African American History Month resources – Awesome Stories.
- Bill of Rights Institutes – Homework Help videos on landmark Supreme Court cases.
- International – Digital Portals – http://www.sharedstudios.com/ – News Story. Very cool.
- Echoes and Reflections – Holocaust Studies resources – http://echoesandreflections.org/
- “Expelling Islamophobia” – Teaching Tolerance – Blog post.
- Being There for Immigrant and Refugee Children – Teaching Tolerance – Guide.
- Equity Matters Webinar series from Teaching Tolerance. “Developing Empathy,” “Implicit Bias,” and more. Series.
- July 9-14 – Doors to the World Summit – Five College Partnership Programs – Apply by April 3 – Amherst – https://www.fivecolleges.edu/partnership/doors-to-the-world
- June 15-20 and June 22-27 – Washington, DC – Supreme Court Summer Institute – Street Law
- NEH – Apply by March 1:
- July 9-14 or July 23-28 – The Long Road from Brown – Old Dominion University, Richmond, VA http://thelongroadfrombrownneh.weebly.com/about.html
- July 9-14 or July 23-28 – Emily Dickinson: Person, Poetry, and Place – Emily Dickinson Museum – Amherst
- July 16-28 – Teaching Native American Histories – UMass Amherst – http://teachnativehistories.umass.edu/
- Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England. Boston Public Library, Leventhal Map Center. www.leventhalmap.org/
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