Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 22 for June 7, 2017
- June 13 – 10am – MA State House – Hearing on Civic Engagement bills before the Mass Legislature. (Room TBD.) Meet up with fellow educators at 9:30, Nurses Hall, 2nd Floor.
- THANK YOU to 109 teachers and administrators from 86 school districts who completed our survey on district social studies practice!!! See full report in June 7 Emerging America blog. http://emergingamerica.org/blog/ Key points:
- 59% of 5th graders get an hour or less of social studies each week.
- 70% of respondents support a required civic action project. (Just 19% oppose it.)
How can I help my English Learners connect with the standard U.S. history curriculum? How can I help my native English speakers empathize with the experience of immigrants? (INFO.)
SUMMER EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info
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.
What content courses are you offering this summer?
- 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.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History, by Margaret Wagner.
- Science-Related Sources, including Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Darwin, Evan Torricelli, Emile Berliner, and weather-related resources. Post.
- Bolshevik Revolution through Historic Newspapers. Post.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES – Statewide & on the Web
- Ruggles Center in Northampton is open 11am to 2pm Sundays June 11 – Oct. 9 – One of the most well-documented communities on the Underground Railroad. http://www.davidrugglescenter.org/
- June 14 – 6-7pm – Wistariahurst – “History Matters: How and When They Came Affected Immigrants’ Incorporation and Life Chances in Holyoke” – Ginetta Candelario
- June 17 – 10am – 4pm – Springfield Armory – WWI Day. Exhibits, talks, reenactors.
- June 17 – 2pm – Historic Northampton – Bruce Laurie “Chaotic Freedom in Civil War Louisiana: The Origins of an Iconic Image” – Slavery and the Propaganda.
- June 28 – 6-7pm – Wistariahurst – “Lived Realities of Immigration: Mexican and Undocumented in the United States” – Leah Schmalzbauer & Aleli Andrés
- June 30 – Deadline to propose workshop at MCSS Oct. 20 Conference in Marlborough
- July 29 – History Camp of the Pioneer Valley – A day for history lovers and those who love them! http://historycamp.org/pioneer-valley
- July 31-August 4 – MCSS Summer 2017 Content Institute – Boston Info
- August 20 – Deadline for MCSS Professional Development Submissions for the 2017-18 School Year MCSS Sign In and Info
- October 20 – Statewide MCSS Fall Conference – Marlborough, Massachusetts Info
- Teachers as Activists: Dealing with controversy. Teaching teams. From Teaching Tolerance.
- Teaching Tolerance Summe Journal – FREE – Undocumented Students – Empowering students to recast their personal narratives from, “I can’t” to “I can.” More!
- NEW website at Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center. FUN!
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