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HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 16 for May 25, 2016

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Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative

  • † Courses on Immigration: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources – Focus on diverse learners. Rich Cairn. 1 grad cred / 22.5 PDPs. 2 sections:

    • June 6-7 with scholar Scott Wong, Williams College. Boston Public Library.

    • Or July 5-August 5Online.

  • † Meet ELA standards & SERVICE-LEARNING: Windows on History: Research & Build LOCAL HISTORY Website in Your ClassJune 299:30am-5:00pm; July 278:30am-3:30pm; +1.5 hrs Fall. Springfield Museums & Wistariahurst, Holyoke. 1 grad cred / 22.5 PDPs. Rich Cairn.

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  • † Equal Protection and the Constitution: Teaching Modern Struggles for Justice with Struggling Learners. July 5-August 5. Kelley Brown. With top Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs. Online.

  • † SUMMER INSTITUTE: Equality Before the Law: The U.S. Constitution & Struggles for Justice. July 11-15. 8:30am-4:00pm. Fri. to 12:00. With Akhil Reed Amar, Kelley Brown, & Laurie Risler. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs.

  • † Engaging Students in Inquiry with Primary Sources. Teachers of Grades K-5. July 13 8:30am-3:30pm; July 14 8:30am-12:00noon; + 1.5 hrs. Fall date TBD. Rich Cairn. Cambridge. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Sparking Inquiry in Geography & World History. July 18-19 8:30am-3:30pm. Shrewsbury HS. Karen Albano & Rich Cairn, Instructors. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Nurturing Student Inquiry and Student Voice through Informational Texts. July 25-26, 8:30am-4:00pm; + 1.5 hrs Fall date TBD.. Rich Cairn. Holyoke. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • Teaching History through Fiction and Informational Texts. July 29, 8:30am-4:00pm; + online work for 10 PDPs. Sandy Roth.

† = Available for optional grad credit in History from Westfield State University.


RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS – http://LoC.Gov/teachers

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OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES

  • Mass Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) emails weekly workshops & resources list. CES does NOT repost from that list. JOIN MCSS Today! Low as $30/yr.

  • June 122:00pm – “Toys: Yesterday & Today” Panel. Historic Northampton.

  • Present at Western Mass History Camp. June 30. Holyoke Community College.

  • Oct. 158:00am-5:00pm. Holyoke Community College. “Transforming Education for Social Justice” Conference. Register.

  • Spanish Civil War contact. A relative of  Abraham Lincoln Brigade soldiers offered to work with WMass teachers to help enrich your class. Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Marlborough – Mass Council for the Social Studies – Fall Conference. Call for proposals. Submit a proposal to present a workshop! Proposals due by June 30.

 

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(January 4, 1995 – present)

Who: Civics and History Courses

Why!?! How can educators and students tap into this valuable resource!?

The Congressional Record App offers an exciting opportunity for educators and students to review the daily proceedings of Congress.

Potential lesson plans ideas include:

  • Take topic you are currently studying in class and have students search the records to find any Congressional discussion regarding the issues.
  • Current Event: Have students search for a current event topic and respond to questions such as: How does this topic impact your life? How could you take an active role in shaping this particular issues?
  • Use in conjunction with https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record:
    • Have students select a member of Congress and browse legislation they have sponsored (or co sponsored). Students may consider whether or not they agree with the Member’s position(s) and write about why or why not.

What: Daily Congressional proceedings may include legislative activity by the chambers and their committees, member remarks, communications from the president, and more. Features include:

  • Browse editions of the Congressional Record by date: January 4, 1995 (the 104th Congress, 1st Session) to the present
  • Perform keyword searches within individual documents or sections within documents
  • Share documents via email
  • Save documents to your preferred iPad PDF reader
  • Identify the latest bills and resolutions considered daily on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Identify the latest bills, resolutions, treaties, and nominations considered daily on the floor of the U.S. Senate

When: Congress first started publishing the the Congressional Record in 1873. At the time, Congress decided that it would be more economical and satisfactory to publish its debates and proceedings under its own direction. Starting in 2012, the Library of Congress launched an iPad and iPhone App with the goal of making the daily Congressional Record available as part of an initiative under the Committee on House Administration.

 
Where: The Congressional Record App is available from iTunes.

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 15 for May 17, 2016

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  • New report on bullying from National Academies of Science. http://goo.gl/GoG42D

  • Register today! Mass DESE free Literacy & Civic Learning conf. May 23 – Boston.

  • Spanish Civil War contact. A relative of  Abraham Lincoln Brigade soldiers offered to work with WMass teachers to help enrich your class. Contact rcairn@collaborative.org.


REGISTER & INFO for FREE Emerging America Summer 2016

Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative

  • † Courses on Immigration: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources – Focus on diverse learners. Rich Cairn. 1 grad cred / 22.5 PDPs. 2 sections:

    • June 6-7 with scholar Scott Wong, Williams College. Boston Public Library.

    • Or July 5-August 5 – Online.

Country study at Library of Congress on the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

  • † Meet ELA standards & Service-Learning: Windows on History: Research & Build LOCAL HISTORY Website in Your ClassJune 299:30am-5:00pm; July 278:30am-3:30pm; +1.5 hrs Fall. Springfield Museums & Wistariahurst, Holyoke. 1 grad cred / 22.5 PDPs. Rich Cairn.

  • † Equal Protection and the Constitution: Teaching Modern Struggles for Justice with Struggling Learners. July 5-August 5. Kelley Brown. With top Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs. Online.

  • † SUMMER INSTITUTE: Equality Before the Law: The U.S. Constitution & Struggles for Justice. July 11-15. 8:30am-4:00pm. Fri. to 12:00. With Akhil Reed Amar, Kelley Brown, & Laurie Risler. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs.

  • † Engaging Students in Inquiry with Primary Sources. Teachers of Grades K-5. July 13 8:30am-3:30pm; July 14 8:30am-12:00noon; + 1.5 hrs. Fall date TBD. Rich Cairn. Cambridge. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Sparking Inquiry in Geography & World History. July 18-19 8:30am-3:30pm. Shrewsbury HS. Karen Albano & Rich Cairn, Instructors. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Nurturing Student Inquiry and Student Voice through Informational Texts. July 25-26, 8:30am-4:00pm; + 1.5 hrs Fall date TBD.. Rich Cairn. Holyoke. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • Teaching History through Fiction and Informational Texts. July 29, 8:30am-4:00pm; + online work for 10 PDPs. Sandy Roth.

† = Available for optional grad credit in History from Westfield State University.


RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS – http://LoC.Gov/teachers

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OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES

  • May 23 8:30am-3:30pm – Boston – FREE. Mass Civic Learning Conference – Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education – Details online & below.

  • July 18 – 22Mapping Boston’s Role in the American Revolution, Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library • Boston National Historical Park • Massachusetts Historical Society • Bostonian Society/Old State House • Paul Revere House • Old North Church. PDPs or 3 graduate credits. (fee to Framingham State). $150 http://maps.bpl.org/professional_development or mleblanc@bpl.org  617-859-2294

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Marlborough – Mass Council for the Social Studies – Fall Conference. Call for proposals. Submit a proposal to present a workshop! Proposals due by June 30.


May 23 – 1st Annual Conference on Civic Engagement & Learning – “Serving America: Promising Practices for Building Literacy & Civic Learning.” Details below. FREE. Mass ESE & E.M.K. Institute for the U.S. Senate, Boston. Understand the role civic learning plays in maintaining our democracy, increase civic knowledge and engagement among K-12 students, and connect civic education and literacy. Presenters to include K-12 educators and representatives from state, education and community organizations. Online registration open soon: www.collaborative.org/serving-america. (Option to purchase lunch when you register.)

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HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 14 for May 11, 2016


REGISTER & INFO for FREE Emerging America Summer 2016

Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative

  • † Immigration Issues in Perspective: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources – Focus on diverse learners. Rich Cairn, Instructor. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs. Sections:

    • June 6-7 with Scott Wong, Williams College. Boston Public Library.

    • July 5-August 5 – Online.

  • † Windows on History: Research & Build a Local History Website in Your Class – June 29 – 9:30am-5:00pm; July 27 – 8:30am-3:30pm; +1.5 hrs Fall date TBD. Springfield Museums & Wistariahurst, Holyoke. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs. Rich Cairn, Instructor.

  • † Equal Protection and the Constitution: Teaching Modern Struggles for Justice with Struggling Learners. July 5-August 5. Kelley Brown, Instructor. With Akhil Reed Amar. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs. Online.

  • † Equality Before the Law: The U.S. Constitution & Struggles for Justice. July 11-15. 8:30am-4:00pm. Fri. to 12:00. With Akhil Reed Amar, Kelley Brown, & Laurie Risler. 3 grad credits or 67.5 PDPs.

  • † Engaging Students in Inquiry with Primary Sources. Teachers of Grades K-5. July 13 8:30am-3:30pm; July 14 8:30am-12:00noon; + 1.5 hrs. Fall date TBD. Rich Cairn, Instructor. Cambridge. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Sparking Inquiry in Geography & World History. July 18-19 8:30am-3:30pm. Shrewsbury HS. Karen Albano & Rich Cairn, Instructors. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • † Nurturing Student Inquiry and Student Voice through Informational Texts. July 25-26, 8:30am-4:00pm; + 1.5 hrs Fall date TBD.. Rich Cairn, Instructor. Holyoke. 1 grad credit or 22.5 PDPs.

  • Teaching History through Fiction and Informational Texts. July 29, 8:30am-4:00pm; + online work for 10 PDPs. Sandy Roth, Instructor.

† = Available for optional grad credit in History from Westfield State University.


RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS – http://LoC.Gov/teachers

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Multimedia Moment: Documenting WWI Film Analysis Using Video Editing Software. Post.

  • Multimedia Moment: Close Reading a Film of a Street in 1897. Post.

  • Analyzing Historical Weather Tools to Understand Core Scientific Concepts. Post.


OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES

  • May 23 8:30am-3:30pm – Boston – FREE. Mass Civic Learning Conference – Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education – Details online & below.

  • July 18-20, Primarily Digital, FREE three-day institute at the Newseum, Washington, D. C. 8:30-3:30

  • History Camp Pioneer Valley, July 30th, Talks include: Talking About a Revolution, Bill Hosley; History of Pie in New England, Robert Cox; Freedom Stories of the Pioneer Valley, Cliff McCarthy

  • Sept. 24 – New England Regional World History Association Symposium “The Navigators” – Salem Academy Charter School. Contact Prof. Alfred J. Andrea aandrea@uvm.edu.

  • October 15, Transforming Education for Social Justice, 8-5 at Holyoke Community College, Details here.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Marlborough – Mass Council for the Social Studies – Fall Conference. Call for proposals. Submit a proposal to present a workshop! Proposals due by June 30.


May 23 – 1st Annual Conference on Civic Engagement & Learning – “Serving America: Promising Practices for Building Literacy & Civic Learning.” Details below. FREE. Mass ESE & E.M.K. Institute for the U.S. Senate, Boston. Understand the role civic learning plays in maintaining our democracy, increase civic knowledge and engagement among K-12 students, and connect civic education and literacy. Presenters to include K-12 educators and representatives from state, education and community organizations. Online registration open soon: www.collaborative.org/serving-america. (Option to purchase lunch when you register.)

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poster-2The Emerging America program at the Educational Collaborative in collaboration with the Library of Congress and Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS) is pleased to announce a new primary source set on the the Cold War Era!

The following set makes available a wide range of primary source resources from the Library of Congress on a number of topics from the years between 1945 and 1980. By exploring such subjects as the Civil Rights Movement, the Space Program, and Environmentalism, the picture of a changing society becomes apparent.

The second half of the 20th century is made accessible to students and teachers through not only the primary sources collected for this set but also the large number of exhibitions and activities. Students can survey an exhibition on Jackie Robinson to gain insight into the racial segregation of the early 1900s or peruse highly classified materials from the Soviet Union in an exhibit entitled “Revelations from the Russian Archives”.

Finally, be sure to check out the section on primary source activities to explore such topics as the formation of the NAACP, the Vietnam War, and the Veterans History Project. The Veterans History Project is considered one of the greatest resources at the Library of Congress. The collection includes video and audio recordings, photos, memoirs, and other items from thousands of veterans. The collection includes an internal search and provides invaluable insight into the war.

View more details, or download and access the primary source set online.

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Programs available in Greater Boston and Pioneer Valley.

 

Register now for eight workshops available from the Emerging America program. Workshops offered include:

All workshops offered are free (refundable deposit required) and are presented by expert scholars. Focusing on historical inquiry and the use of primary sources, each workshop includes a wealth of multimedia materials and documents ready for classroom use. Graduate credit available for most workshops.

For further information and registration information please click here.

Emerging America 2015 Professional Development Participants

Emerging America 2015 Professional Development Participants

Fourteen year older spinner working at the Brazos Valley Cotton Mill in West, Texas (1913).

Fourteen year older spinner working at the Brazos Valley Cotton Mill in West, Texas (1913).

Developed as a result of participating in the History in Motion program, a collaboration between Emerging America and the Library of Congress, the following primary source set contains materials focused on the American Industrial Revolution throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

During the American Industrial Revolution the lives of individual citizens, as well as the overall structure of society, underwent a fundamental transformation. Some of these changes included: the pace of work, the availability and quality of goods and products, the development of complex urban centers, the introduction of technological advancements, and the implementation of a fast and reliable transportation network. Using the sources provided, students will be encouraged to activate their background knowledge, draw conclusions, makes predictions, and ultimately develop their own lines of inquiry regarding the scope and impact of the Industrial Revolution. Teachers can implement any number of strategies to achieve this including the “Primary Source Analysis Tool” from the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress “Primary Source Analysis Tool” provides a graphical way for students to organize, reflect and produce questions related to a particular primary source document. For example, students could analyze a famous image of the “Breaker Boys”, dirty from working in harsh and unsafe conditions in the coal mines during the early Industrial Revolution. Using the Primary Source Analysis Tool, students are encouraged to answer questions about the image such as: What do you notice about this image that you cannot explain? or What do you thinking was happening when this photograph was taken? By allowing students to dive into the primary source documents at a deeper level, students gain a better understanding of the topic at hand.

The set itself includes four main areas of study: Workers, Factories, Technological Innovation, and Transportation. Each subset could serve as its own individual unit of study or the sections could be used to encourage a more comprehensive take on the Industrial Revolution as a whole.

View more details, or download and access the primary source set online

Emerging America brings this primary source set to you thanks to the outstanding primary sources and materials provided free by the Library of Congress.

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 13 for May 2, 2016

THIS ISSUE IS PACKED–READ TO END!

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Top Scholars Join Emerging America Summer FREE courses:  

  • Scott Wong, immigration scholar from Williams College to speak at Immigration Issues in Perspective. June 6-7. Boston. Details below.

  • Constitutional scholar, Yale’s Akhil Reed Amar to speak at Equality Before the Law, July 11-15 Institute on the U.S. Constitution. Easthampton. Details below.


FREE – Library of Congress TPS @ the Collaborative – REGISTER.

  • * Boston – May 7 & 14 – Landscape of Revolution – Boston Public Library Leventhal Map Center. Register directly with Leventhal. John Hannigan on African American soldiers. Develop lesson for your classroom!

  • † Boston – June 6-7 – Immigration Issues in Perspective: Building Curriculum with Primary Sources. Rich Cairn, CES & Scott Wong, Williams College.

  • Windows on History: Research & Build a Local History Website in Your Class – June 29, July 27. 8:30am-3:30pm. Springfield Museums & Wistariahurst, Holyoke. Free.

  • Equality Before the Law: The U.S. Constitution and Struggles for Justice. July 11-15. 8:30am-4:00pm. Fri. to 12:00. With Akhil Reed, Kelley Brown, and Laurie Risler.

Register here or as noted.  † = 1 Grad credit History.  * = 1 Gen Ed grad credit. Fees to register credit.


RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS – http://LoC.Gov/teachers

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Post.

  • Selecting and Using Primary Sources with Difficult Topics – Civil Rights and Current Events. Post.

  • William Shakespeare Through the Ages: Different Vision of the Bard in Primary Sources. Post


OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES


May 23 – 1st Annual Conference on Civic Engagement & Learning – “Serving America: Promising Practices for Building Literacy & Civic Learning.” Details below. Free. Mass. ESE & E.M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, Boston. Understand the role civic learning plays in maintaining our democracy, increase civic knowledge and engagement among K-12 students, and connect civic education and literacy. Presenters to include K-12 educators and representatives from state, education and community organizations. Online registration open soon: www.collaborative.org/serving-america. (Option to purchase lunch when you register.)

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Excelsior Iron Works

Excelsior Iron Works

The Emerging America program at the Educational Collaborative, in collaboration with the Library of Congress and Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS), is pleased to announce a new primary source set on Economic Growth between 1800 and 1860 including the Industrial, Market and Transportation Revolutions!

The following primary source set and resources were compiled to illustrate economic growth in both the northern and southern United States between 1800 and 1860. Such areas as industry, the market economy, and transportation, are included in the set. The set represents a unique period of time prior to the mass influx of industrialization during the 1860s and serves as a precursor to additional study of the later Industrial Revolution.

Completing the set are two exhibits featuring the Industrial Revolution, including one produced as a part of the Emerging America program at the Collaborative for Educational Services entitled Steamboat Barnet. The exhibit features an interactive presentation of materials including “classrooms” for student exploration and teacher resources such as background materials, relevant frameworks, and lesson plans. Students can enter into “classrooms” based on topics such as advertising and products, transportation, and the American system. An extensive annotated list of characters from the period is included and could be used as a source for a biography project.

View more details, or download and access the primary source set online

Emerging America brings this primary source set to you thanks to the outstanding primary sources and materials provided free by the Library of Congress.

 

Springfield, Massachusetts in 1850

Springfield, Massachusetts in 1850

The following lesson on the industrial growth of Springfield, Massachusetts during the 19th century was created during the National Endowment for Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop – Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry, in the summer of 2015.

Utilizing both primary and secondary source materials students will explore the industrial transformation of the Pioneer Valley during the early 19th century. By engaging students with a slideshow of local business logos, students explore the Industrial history of the Springfield area. A secondary source reading and questions, Town to City by Michael Frisch, provides background information on what Springfield looked liked prior to and after industrialization began. Students new found understanding of industrialization in the Pioneer Valley is reinforced by evaluating two primary source maps, one from 1827 and another from 1855, to evaluate the impact on the Springfield area landscapes as a result of industrialization. Ultimately, students are assigned a product and tasked to determine which complementary industries would be needed to support production.  

View more details, or download and access the primary source set online.

Emerging America brings this lesson to you thanks to the outstanding primary sources and materials provided by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Aligned to the Common Core and National History Standards.