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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ CES
Excellent FREE PD – Deadlines Approach!
Take a break from the brutal winter for top quality FREE professional development.
- First to Fight – Ideologically motivated American Volunteers fight for a foreign nation: Not Syria today, but Republican Spain (1936-1939) – Rare offering by top scholars on a vital and relevant topic.
- March 14 – Newton South High School – First to Fight: American Volunteers Against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War – Examine brilliant, powerful posters. Study archival photos. Parse letters from American volunteers on the front lines. Peter Carroll, Stanford University, & Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College. Register by Feb. 28. Limited space!
- NEW: History in Motion: Developing Primary Source Sets of Images, Sound Files, Maps, Oral Histories, and Film. Suffolk University’s Bob Allison will focus on key moments in Boston’s role in American history. Access multi-media primary sources on major topics.
- Mon. March 16; Sat. May 2; & 1 2-hr follow-up TBD. Complete project and earn $400 stipend. Also earn 22.5 PDPs or 1 grad credit from Framingham State University. Preference to Boston teachers. Register. Only 16 slots.
- WORKSHOP FULL! – March 21 & 28 – Landscape of Revolution – Boston Public Library & CES
- March 2 Deadline for Summer 2015 NEH Landmarks Workshops: Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry. $1,200 stipend. 3 grad credits. Register.
NEW FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Library of Congress Summer 2015 Teacher Institutes (in Washington DC) http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/
- Open Institutes Open to K-12 teachers and school librarians across the content areas. Institute Session 1: June 22-26; Session 2: July 6-10; Session 3: July 27-31
- Civil Rights Institute Open to K-12 teachers and school librarians with teaching responsibilities related to the Institute focus. Civil Rights Institute: August 3-7
- Science Institute Recommended for K-12 educators who teach science or collaborate with science teachers. Science Institute: July 20-24
- Online modules on using primary sources. New web page.
- Teaching Selma: Civil Rights and Primary Sources: Teacher Blog.
- Feb. 23, 7:30pm – WGBY Broadcast – “DuBois in Our Time” DuBois papers at UMass Amherst.
OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES & EVENTS
- Stipended & FREE Summer Programs – Applications due March 2.
- Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry, Emerging America (NEH Landmarks Workshop)- July 26-31 OR August 2-7. $1,200 stipend.
- The Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation (An NEH Landmarks Workshop) June 28-July 3 or July 12-17, 2015 For details, visit http://railroad.historyproject.ucdavis.edu/
- School Desegregation in Virginia. July. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. http://thelongroadfrombrownneh.weebly.com/
- The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865. (NEH Landmarks Workshop) July 27-August 8. American Antiquarian Society, Worcester. http://americanantiquarian.org/neh-2015-summer-seminar
- Spring Lecture Series on Textiles and Fashion in Early America – Feb. 22 & March 22. – Historic Deerfield. Info.
- Spring History Education Lecture Series – Westfield State University. $25/session. http://www.westfield.ma.edu/center ma.edu/center
- 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing National Memorial & Museum. Online lessons and resources. Info.
- History of the Hampshire & Hampden Canal. March 7, 2:00pm. Historic Northampton. Info.
- Women Ordnance Workers: From the Factory to the Frontlines. Springfield Armory National Historic Site. March 7, 2:00pm. Info.
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