Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 20 for May 24, 2017
- Complete short survey on district social studies practice. Legislators and administrators are asking for this evidence about the state of Social Studies in Massachusetts. (You may wish to review the questions and consult with colleagues before you complete the survey.) Survey open now to June 2.
“Deaf and dumb [sic] students of St. Rica’s School, Cincinnati, singing the Star Spangled Banner. [1920s]” (Note we repeated this insulting term here as we copied the title of the document. Carefully facing and discussing this kind of derogatory anachronism can empower all students to confront prejudice and help make people with disabilities visible in history.
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 email@example.com 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.
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- New Primary Source Set on WWI – Link.
- Remembering Our Honored Dead: A Memorial Day Round Up Post
- Information Literacy: How Do a Photographer’s Intention and Content Shape the Photograph? Post
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES – Statewide & on the Web
- May 2017: JFK Presidential Library and Museum Centennial Celebration: Free Admission and cake for 1,000 people on May 29th Info
- June 12- 2017 (8:30AM-4PM) Massachusetts Conference on Service and Volunteering: Sheraton Framingham Hotel- Watch for workshop on service learning by Anne French Info
- July 25 and August 8 (9AM-4PM) Makerspaces PD Workshop- Collaborative for Educational Resources Greenfield Community College Info
- July 31 to August 2- UMass Boston- Universal Design for Social Justice Conference: CAST Professional Learning
- George Washington Teacher Institute: Teaching Place with History via Mt.Vernon
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Economic Summary Sheets for Massachusetts:
- Boston: http://www.bls.gov/regions/new-england/summary/blssummary_boston.pdf
- Worcester: http://www.bls.gov/regions/new-england/summary/blssummary_worcester.pdf
- Barnstable: http://www.bls.gov/regions/new-england/summary/blssummary_barnstable.pdf
- Wistariahurst- City of Holyoke Celebrates National Immigrant Heritage Month starting June 5 Info
- The DBQ Project: Mini-Qs in Economics Info
- Teaching and Learning with Ford’s Theater:
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