Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 5 for February 8, 2017
- Feb. 15 – 3:30-5pm – Western Mass Social Studies Chairs PLC – Haymarket Cafe, Northampton – rsvp email@example.com
- 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 my struggling 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
- 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.
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
- African American History Month. Updated Portal. Post.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES – Statewide & on the Web
- Feb. 11 – 9am – 4pm – Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation – Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston – https://www.masshist.org/calendar
- Feb. 14 – 5pm – Holyoke Library – A Polish Odyssey: The 13-year journey of one Polish immigration – Sara Campbell – FREE
- 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 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.
- 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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