Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 29 for October 13, 2016
- California’s new 2016 History-Social Science Framework released.
- Western Mass Social Studies PLC dates have changed to Wednesdays: December 7, 2016; February 15, 2017; and May 10, 2017.
- Central Mass Social Studies Supervisors – 11:45am – 1:45pm – Nov. 9, Jan. 25, March 1, April 5, May 3 – Shrewsbury HS.
- Mass Council for the Social Studies awards nominations open.
- Krupczynski New CEO UMass Office of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning.
FALL EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Registration
So what is fascism? How do I talk about it?
- First to Fight: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) FREE. Oct. 29 – Northampton – Breakouts in Spanish and in English. Led by Kelley Brown, Easthampton HS. Peter Carroll, Stanford Univ., & Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College.
How do I engage students in community projects?
- Authentic Historical Writing: Inspiring Students with Experiential Learning & Primary Sources. FREE. Oct. 20, Nov. 3, & Dec. 8. 4:00-7:15pm. With: Western Mass Writing Project, Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Veterans Education Project.
How can I earn required 15 hours of PD for Special Education?
- Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources. Oct. 25 & Nov. 10 – 8:00am-4:00pm; Dec. 20 – 4-6pm. Northampton – Meet 15-hour requirement for license renewal re SPED. Taught by veteran classroom teacher, Laurie Risler, Westfield State University & CES. $65. Lunch/dinner & materials provided. Option for 1 grad credit Westfield State – extra fee of $125.
How can I support education for Social Justice?
- Feinberg Family Lecture Series: The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Sponsored by UMass Amherst Dept. of History. No registration required. Do sign in!
- Oct. 13, 4pm – UMass – U.S. Neoslavery: A History of the Prison Industrial Present – Dennis Childs, University of California, San Diego.
- Oct. 17, 4:30pm – UMass – Chained in Silence: A History of Black Women and Convict Labor – Talitha LeFlouria, Univ. of Virginia.
- Oct. 15 – Holyoke High School – Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference.
- Teaching Tolerance – Online resource: Social Justice Standards.
RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- Oct. 25-26 – Online Conference – Library of Congress – 15 1-hr sessions. Highlights:
- Oct. 25 – 4pm – Tonya Bolden on New Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Oct. 25 – 5pm – What’s New at the Library of Congress?
- Oct. 25 – 6pm – SHEG – Beyond the Bubble: Historical Thinking Assessments
- Oct. 25 – 7pm – How Did Slaves Gain Their Freedom During the Civil War?
- Oct. 26 – 4pm – Kindergarten Historians
- Oct. 26 – 5pm – Project Zero – Artful Thinking
- Oct. 26 – 6 pm – Eagle Eye Citizen: Interactive Engagement with Civics and Primary Sources
- Oct. 26 – 7pm – David Hackett Fischer: Questions are the Engines of Intellect
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TEACHER BLOG
- Presidential Elections – historical resources. Post.
- “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon” Online project of U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera. Post.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES – Statewide & on the Web
- Oct. 14 – 4-6:30pm – Smith College Art Gallery Open House for Educators.
- Oct. 13 – 7pm – American Antiquarian Society “An Inside Story of African American Imprisonment before Emancipation” – Caleb Smith.
- Mass Historical Society
- Oct. 22 – 9am-3:30pm $10 – “Survival Guide to the Dreaded History Project” 10 PDPs.
- Nov. 3 – 6:30pm (reception 5:30) – “Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?”
- Oct. 26 – Marlborough – Mass Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference
- eLesson – “Kneeling During the Pledge” – from the Bill of Rights Institute.
- The Federalist Newsletter of the Federal Government – incl. Air Force history, preservation, etc.
- Political & Civic Involvement Opportunities for Massachusetts HS students.
- Voter registration in Worcester – Sat. Oct. 15.
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