EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 5, Issue 41 for November 7, 2018
- Teaching Tolerance – Pittsburgh Shooting Reminds Us Why We Must Talk About Hate
- Library of Congress – Teaching with Primary Sources Internship – The Young Readers Center (YRC) – January 14 through May 3, 2019 – Gain Experience and Build Knowledge of the LOC – Apply by November 25 – Information
- Webinar: “Understanding the Standards for History and Social Sciences Practice” November 27, 2018 – 5:00-6:30 PM. Presented by: Kelley Brown, Professional Development Coordinator, and Social Studies Department Chair, Easthampton High School. Register.
- Webinar: “Media Literacy and Civic Engagement: Promoting Active Learning in the K-12 Classroom and Community.” Dec. 10, 2018 – 5:00-6:30 PM. Presented by: Wendy Rivenburgh, Project Based Learning and Media Literacy Specialist, YouthLearn, Education Development Center. Register.
- Long term history sub needed in West Boylston – contact Derek Vandegrift.
Applications now open for Emerging America NEH Summer 2019 workshop
Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry
National Endowment for the Humanities summer fellowships award K-12 teachers $1,200 travel and housing stipend. Forge of Innovation will investigate how the newly independent United States rose to become the world’s leading industrial power. Shifting from crafting rifles individually to production with interchangeable parts, the Armory revolutionized manufacturing forever. Springfield manufacturers later applied this capacity to life-changing products, from sewing machines and medical devices, to America’s first automobiles.
Participants will explore historic New England landscapes: mills, canals, cultural centers, and homes; study compelling sources: maps, letters, business records, paintings, tools, and machinery; contrast distinct ideas of industrialization, featuring the abolitionist Northampton Association; and explore workers’ lives, from Yankee mechanics to immigrants, African Americans, and women. NEH program page here.
EVENTS @ EMERGING AMERICA – Info & Registration.
HISTORY AND CIVICS EDUCATION COURSES
World Geography and History: Designing Grades 6-7. Gain content knowledge in World History and Geography. Unpack, examine, and align courses to new History and Social Science standards. Offered twice. Register.
- FULL – Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 – CES, Northampton.
- 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. 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.
Library of Congress Teacher Blog http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/
- Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein with Monstrous Primary Sources and Frankenreads!
- Inspiring Citizen Action with the National Screening Room
- Readers, Writers, and Gruffalos: Looking Back at the Imagination Library Story Time Series at the Library of Congress
Library of Congress News:
- The House I Live In. 1945. Frank Sinatra took a stand for a diverse American democracy. https://www.loc.gov/item/mbrs00009167/?loclr=blogtea
OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS – Across Massachusetts and the U.S.
- Wistariahurst Museum and ArteSana – Homespun One Hundred Years of Textile Arts in Holyoke – November 8 – 18 – Check Website for Exhibition Hours – Info
- Nov. 29 – dates to January 31. Exploring with a Lens on Local History: Historical Artifacts and Innovative Practice. Partnership between the Springfield Armory, Veterans Education Project, and the Western Mass Writing Project. https://tinyurl.com/ArmoryPD PDPs or grad credit.
- November 2 to 29 – Forbes Library – Northampton, MA – Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad – Info
- November 10 – 1-4pm – Nolumbeka Project – Stolen Identities: The Mashpee Wampanoag, Defined Out of Rightful Inheritance Guest Speaker: Hartman Deetz – Info
- November 13 – 1-2pm – What We Have in Common: How to Talk about Immigrants – Register
- November 27 – 5-9pm – UMass Campus Center – Mediation Training Contact Leah Wing @ email@example.com
- New York Times Lesson Plans – Seven Ways to Teach the Midterms with the New York Times
- Bill of Rights Institute Lessons:
- The Conversation – 7 Ways to Teach Civil Discourse to Students
- UMass Amherst History Department – Feinberg Series Podcast – Another World Is Possible: Revolutionary Visions, Past and Present
- inquirED provides schools with inquiry-based social studies curriculum created directly from the C3 Framework. Delivered digitally through our Inquiry Builder™ platform, inquirED’s continuously updated Units move beyond traditional textbooks to develop 21st century skills in students and give teachers the tools and resources they need to turn inquiry into action. You can learn more at: www.inquired.org
Emerging America Lesson Plan:
- Technological Innovation and Change in the Connecticut River Valley in the Antebellum Era
In this research project, students will analyze and evaluate the development of the technology that shaped the American Industrial Revolution during the Antebellum Era through investigation of examples from the Connecticut River Valley. Instruction and guided research will support students as they expand understanding of industrialization and use textual evidence from primary and secondary sources to create and defend historical arguments. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge through the development of written arguments focused on the specific innovations most essential to the process of industrialization during the Antebellum Era.
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