Emerging America History eNEWS Vol. 4, Issue 34 for September 27, 2017
- “Local educators join national effort to teach critical news literacy skills.” Editorial from Hampshire Gazette. Sept. 20, 2017.
- American Alliance of Museums update on federal humanities funding status. House and White House budgets. Info on speaking up for humanities.
- REGISTER NOW! Oct. 20 – Marlborough – MCSS Fall Conference. http://www.masscouncil.org
- See many new resources from the Library of Congress (below).
- Marlborough High School looking for a long-term history sub with SEI experience. Apply on SchoolSpring.
- Central Mass Social Science Directors meetings: Oct. 4, Dec. 6, Feb. 8, & April 12. 11:30am – 1:30pm. Shrewsbury HS. Contact Jenn DiFrancesca. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dummy Hoy, Washington Statesmen, baseball card portrait. [1887-1890]. See the primary source set on this deaf professional baseball player from Maryland Humanities.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info
- October 19 & Nov. 16 – Hudson High School – “Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources” – 22.5 PDPs or 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.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- NEW! Labs online at the Library of Congress. http://labs.loc.gov/ Experiments, apps, & much more. First up:
- “Beyond Words” Crowd source descriptions for illustrations in newspapers from Chronicling America. Will make the illustrations accessible to visually impaired and searchable for all. A great student project!
- Echoes of the Great War – From the online exhibition.- 17-minute video of several scholars discussing the impact of WWI.
- National Association for Music Educators Releases Curriculum Units for general music (elementary and middle) classrooms and chorus classrooms (middle and high school), using Library of Congress primary sources.
- Maryland Humanities and Maryland Public Television – Primary Source Inquiry Kits http://www.thinkport.org/tps.
- TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network. Create a password and profile, then explore resources, discuss issues, and enjoy!
Featured this week:
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Hispanic Heritage Month – primary sources and ideas.
- Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points: From Shorthand Notes to a Nobel Prize.
- Interview with Cheryl Regan, Senior Exhibition Director, Library of Congress. (Most recently led creation of WWI exhibition.)
- Rick Riordan – best-selling fantasy (ancient history!) author.
Library of Congress Blog – “An App to Answer Your Questions about the Constitution” – post from legal reference librarian in the Library of Congress Law Library.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.
- Oct. 3 – 7pm – Worcester – Judith Kalaora: “A Revolution of Her Own!” – performance – American Antiquarian Society
- Oct. 3 – 10:30-11:30am – Author Rick Riordan, live from Library of Congress.
- Oct. 12 – 7pm – Worcester – David Silverman: “Thundersticks” – American Indians and firearms. American Antiquarian Society
- Oct. 12 – 1-2pm – “School Librarians Get to the Source” Webinar – Waynesburg State University – Speakers from Missouri, Virginia, and Massachusetts.
- Oct. 13 – 9am – 4pm – Ticonderoga, NY – Mt Vernon and Fort Ticonderoga. “No Greater Friendship: George Washington and Henry Knox.” FREE.
- Oct. 14 – 8am – 3pm – UMass Amherst – “Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing” Annual Fall Conference of the Western Mass Writing Project.
- Oct. 19 – 8:30am – 3:30pm – The Creative Spirit: 19th Century Technology and the Transformation of America American Antiquarian Society
- Reclaiming Black Faces – Video of Kevin Dua teacher from Somerville and his digital truthing project.
- Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Student Essay Contest on healthy debate and promoting civility.
- “The Republic is (Still) at Risk–and Civics is Part of the Solution” Briefing papger. 09.2017. Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.
- JFK Library – Letters to JFK re Civil Rights. Fascinating blog post.
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