- Summer Institute open for registration: America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940) – Eric Arnesen, George Washington Univ.. Kelley Brown & Laurie Risler, teacher-leaders. Rich Cairn, Emerging America. June 29 to July 2 (with ½-day in Oct.).
- April 6, 4:00pm – “Transnational Fight for the Rights of Undocumented Migrants, 1965-1986” – Ana Raquel Minian, Stanford Univ. (Now 4:00. Was 4:30.) http://www.umass.edu/history/about/feinbergseries.html
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- Western Mass. Social Studies Professional Learning Community – April 7, 3:30-5:00pm. Snacks. Civics Education and Civic Engagement is topic. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info. All welcome!
- VIETNAM WAR’S ENDURING GRIP ON AMERICA: After 50 years. Chris Appy, UMass, & oral histories of Vietnam vets & peace activists. Veterans Education Project & UMass History Department, with sponsorship of Five College Peace and World Security Studies. April 23, 7:00 p.m., the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass Amherst. FREE.
- Earn PDPs for this talk if you also complete the July 14, 8:30-4:00 Emerging America workshop on Voices of the Armory. (See below.)
- Boston Public Library Summer Opportunities: http://maps.bpl.org/professional_development
- Mapping Boston’s Role in the American Revolution. July 13-17. Institute.
- 2015 Teacher Fellowship Program: The American Revolution Era (1750-1800)
MARK SUMMER CALENDAR – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! ALL FREE – Deadline June 15.
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- The Great Gatsby – Establishing Context with Primary Sources. Info.
- Celebrating Cesar Chavez: Primary Sources on Farm Workers Living and Working Conditions. Info.
OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES & EVENTS
- April 6 – The Earliest Origins of American-American Families of Western Massachusetts: 1650-1865. http://wistariahurst.org/events-2/
- April 6, 10:am-3:00pm – UMass – Oral History Crash Course – http://bit.ly/1bCpbmu
- April 10 – 8:00am-3:00pm. Bill of Rights Institute – Free workshop in Boston.
- American Antiquarian Society Spring Events.
- April 9 – “Lincoln’s Republicanism as a Way of Life” – Richard Wightman Fox
- April 23 – Panel of NEH scholarship
- May 12 – “Radical Philosophy at the Origin of the American Public” – Matthew Stewart
- July 14-17 – Bridgewater State University. AP Geography. Free. Earn $100 stipend. 40 PDPs. Contact Dr. Vernon Domingo. email@example.com
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