EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 43 for November 28, 2018
- Free Webinar on Media Literacy and Civic Engagement. Gain insights on these vital components to 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework and the new Civic Engagement legislation. December 10 – 5:00-6:30pm. Register.
- New accessible lesson at http://EmergingAmerica.org on Magna Carta. (See bottom of page below).
Webinar: Media Literacy and Civic Engagement
Promoting Active Learning in the K-12 Classroom and Community
Magna Carta U.S. Postage Stamps, first day covers and flyer, June 15, 1965. Private collection and courtesy of Martha Hopkins
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Gain content knowledge in World Geography and Ancient History. Unpack, examine, and align courses to new History and Social Science standards. Two-day course. Grad credit available. Register.
- Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 – CES, Northampton.
Integrating Civic Engagement Projects Across the Curriculum. How will YOU meet the new Massachusetts requirement to offer civic engagement projects? Learn the basics. Generate and test fly a specific action plan. Taught by national service-learning and civic engagement leader, Rich Cairn. Two-day course. Grad credit available. Register.
- Jan. 23 and March 13 – CES, Northampton.
NEW RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
- TPS Teachers Network – Teachers with experience working with primary sources are welcome to join this network.
- Featured this week – YOU MUST LOGIN FIRST FOR THESE LINKS TO WORK:
- Feature Discussions:
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- How Could You Use Primary Sources in Your STEM Classroom? Find Out at the National Science Teachers Association Area Conference on Science Education!
- Resources from the Library of Congress for Teaching English and Language Arts
- Remembering “A Thanksgiving Truce”
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.
- November 29 – 6-7:30pm – JFK Presidential Library and Museum – Religion and Politics in America – Register
- November 29 – 6:30pm – Facing History and Ourselves – Exclusive Webinar: A Conversation with Steven Spielberg: Using Schindler’s List in the Classroom – Register
- December 1 – 2pm – Historic Northampton – The Search for Lickingwater and the Making of Northampton: An Illustrated Public Talk by John Sinton
- December 4 – 6-7:30pm – JFK Presidential Library and Museum – From Boston to Yorktown: Tales of the National Trails – Register
- December 5 – 6-7:30pm – JFK Presidential Library and Museum – Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution – Register
- December 6 – 7:00-7:45pm EST. Webinar – FDR and the Four Freedoms. Constitutional Rights Foundation and Barat Foundation. – Register.
- December 9 – 1-2pm – Pioneer Valley Historic Network – Virtual Tour: Inside the Strathmore Paper Mill – Information
- January 3-6 – American Historical Association Annual Meeting – Information and Registration
- January 15 – 8:30am-3:30pm – Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior – Information and Registration (Fee)
- January 23 – 4-5pm – Igniting Student Agency Through Civics Literacy (Webinar) – Information (Free)
- April 4-6 – Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting – Information and Registration
- FREE – $1,200 stipend. July 7-12 or July 21-26. Emerging America NEH Summer 2019 workshop. Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry. Applications due by March 1. http://emergingamerica.org/neh-forge/.
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Summer Residential Programs – Information
- June 11-15 – Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington
- June 18-22 – Slavery in George Washington’s World
- July 9-13 – Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century
- July 16-20 – First in Business: George Washington, Mount Vernon, and the New Nation
- July 30-August 3 – Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief
- August 6-10 – The Great Experiment: George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government
- Facing History and Ourselves – Teaching Red Scarf Girl – Self-paced professional development on the Communist Chinese Cultural Revolution (Free)
New Emerging America Civics Lesson Plan:
The Magna Carta: Due Process from King John to the 14th Amendment and Beyond
A new lesson, appropriate for 8th grade civics and adaptable for other grades, asks: What impact did the Magna Carta have on the U.S. Constitution and the shaping of the 14th Amendment? With a particular emphasis placed on the due process of law, students analyze and organize primary source documents ranging from a British Court of Common Pleas from 1610 to Chief Justice Warren’s notes on Miranda v. Arizona in 1966. After looking at the history of due process, students consider a contemporary case in which police use of a robot to kill a man after a standoff is challenged. Students will learn through inquiry and recognize that historical events do not exist in a vacuum, but rather have long term and profound repercussions. Download lesson PDF, or browse the Emerging America teacher Resource Library.
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