Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 23 for June 14, 2017
- 86% of Massachusetts School Districts report offering Civics / Government Courses. Report on district social studies practice!!! Full report in June 7 Emerging America blog. http://emergingamerica.org/blog/
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SUMMER EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info
Limited spots still open!
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 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.
- 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. INFO.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- NEW @ LOC.GOV!!!: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps show mind-boggling detail–to the building level–of town maps in America from 1867 to the present. Link.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Statewide & on the Web
- Historic Deerfield – Summer Living in Early America – all at 7:30pm
- July 6 – Independence Day in New England (1777-1850) – Len Travers, UMass Dartmouth
- July 13 – Dressing for the Heat in the 18th Century – Neal Hurst, Williamsburg Foundation
- July 20 – Summer Eating in Early New England – Debra Friedman, Old Sturbridge Village
- Mass Historical Society – talks:
- June 20 – 6-7pm – Pedagogues and Protesters – Conrad Wright
- June 24 – 4-5:30pm – The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox – Panel
- June 28 – 6-7pm – The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright – Ann Little
Mass Historical Society – Summer Teacher Workshops – all 9am – 4pm (modest fees)
- July 19-20 – The American Revolution in Art & Artifacts
- July 25 and 27 – America in World War I
- August 2-4 – Teaching LGBTQ History
- August 9-11 – Food in American History
- Freedom’s Way – “Declaring Independence Then & Now” – Performances. In partnership with the National Park Service. www.freedomsway.org
- June 27 – 7-8:30pm – American Antiquarian Society (Worcester)
- June 29 – 6-8pm – Longfellow’s Wayside Inn (Sudbury)
- July 1 – 7-8:30pm – First Parish Church (Fitchburg)
- July 1-4 – 10am-noon – Old Sturbridge Village
- July 2 – 1pm, 3pm, & 5pm – Old North Church & Historic Site
- July 4 – 7-8:30pm – The Depot (Lexington)
- July 29 – History Camp of the Pioneer Valley – http://historycamp.org/pioneer-valley
- July 31-August 4 – Boston – Article III of the U.S. Constitution and the Federal Judiciary: Principles and Practice – MCSS Summer 2017 Content Institute (Fees apply).
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