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History eNews from Emerging America – June 5, 2015

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NEWS

PLEASE HELP! I need input on two key topics:

  • Test and/or Review Geography DDM Pilot:
    • One class period. 6th or 7th grade. Details below.
  • I NEED INPUT! Am advising teachers at Mass Dept. of Mental Health. Email input  to rcairn@collaborative.org – by Monday, June 8:
    • Top go-to online resources for World Geography.
    • Top go-to online resources for Ancient History.
    • What do you think of Pearson Prentice-Hall textbooks
      • World Geography: Building a Global Perspective
      • History of Our World: The Early Ages
  • Last eNews till late July will be June 17.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

Click here to registerDeadline: June 15

  • Easthampton – America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940). June 29 to July 2
  • Deerfield – African-Americans in Early New England through Primary Sources. July 7.
  • Derry, NH – Veterans, Workers, and Citizens: Disability & American History through Primary Sources. July 24.
  • Melrose – History in Motion: Developing Multimedia Primary Sources. July 13 & 23, 8:30-3:00 + 2-hour in Fall. $400 stipend. – FULL: REGISTER WITH DEPOSIT FOR WAIT LIST.
  • Springfield – Veterans Voices: Oral History, the Springfield Armory, & the Library of Congress. July 14.
  • Teaching Primary Sources with Diverse Learners
    • July 22-23 – Northampton
    • July 28-29 or 29-30 – Melrose
  • Northampton – Teaching History and Literature (K-5). August 12.

Library of Congress Teacher Blog and other Resources:

  • Zora Neale Hurston and the Federal Writers’ Project. Novelist, playwright, and ethnographer.
  • June in History at the Library of Congress: Henry Clay and “The Great Compromise,” Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Lindbergh, Yosemite, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS & RESOURCES

  • May 2 to November 29. “We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence.” Exhibition of maps, pictures, letters, artifacts, and documents. (Very cool! – The Editor.)  Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Sign up for teacher workshops.
  • Public Radio – Summer Listen Current program. Curriculum on current events, history, geography, and more.
  • Boston Federal Reserve resources. Includes articles on economics of homelessness and hunger, education, innovation.

GEOGRAPHY DDM PILOT

A teacher team drafted a documents-based DDM assessment for 7th Grade Geography. We need teachers to test the materials with students and send feedback. This assessment addresses the new C3 National Social Studies Standards and the Common Core. It asks students to analyze primary and secondary sources on the Quabbin (pre-test) and the Aswan Dam (post-test). It aims to be interesting for students in its own right!

Please pass this request on to:

  • 6th grade teachers to pilot the PRE-TEST. (Students who have not yet taken Geography.)
  • 7th grade teachers whose students are just now completing a Geography course to pilot the POST-TEST.

Find the DDM at the Emerging America downloads page. In the DDM PILOT Materials section, download the “Read-Me-First” instructions and “Geography-DDM-2015-PILOT” – in either PDF or Word.

Instructions and a link to a brief online survey are provided. http://goo.gl/forms/zkgQrrnh9o

The pilot should take one class period.

Deadline to complete pilot, June 15.

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History eNews from Emerging America – May 26, 2015

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NEWS

  • Geography DDM Pilot – Please help us out! Details below.
  • It’s History! Survey respondents said: Future grad credits and PDPs to be History Content.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

Register here by June 15
$85 Deposit check required to complete registration

  • Easthampton – America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940). June 29 to July 2 ( + ½-day in Oct.). (3 grad credit/67.5 PDPs)
  • Deerfield – African-Americans in Early New England through Primary Sources. July 7. (10 PDPs)
  • Derry, NH – Veterans, Workers, and Citizens: Disability & American History through Primary Sources. (10 PDPs)
    • July 8 – Watertown – CANCELLED.
    • July 24 – Derry, New Hampshire
  • Melrose – History in Motion: Developing Multimedia Primary Sources. July 13 & 23, 8:30-3:00 + 2-hour in Fall. $400 stipend. (1 grad credit/22.5 PDPs). WORKSHOP CURRENTLY FULL – REGISTER & SUBMIT DEPOSIT FOR WAITING LIST.
  • Springfield – Veterans Voices: Oral History, the Springfield Armory, & the Library of Congress. July 14. (10 PDPs).
  • Northampton & Melrose – Teaching Primary Sources with Diverse Learners: Blending History & Common Core Instruction. (One grad credit/22.5 PDPs).
    • July 22-23 – Northampton
    • July 28-29 or 29-30 – Melrose
  • Northampton – Teaching History and Literature (K-5). August 12. (10 PDPS)

Library of Congress Teacher Blog and other Resources:

  • Students Connect with Veterans: Harlem Veteran Project.
  • Analyzing persuasive techniques in historical media: Child Labor.
  • Context for Of Mice and Men.
  • Civil War Photography: New Technologies & New Uses – Library of Congress Primary Source Set.
  • New eBooks of Primary Source Sets: Jim Crow, Children’s Live, Industrial Revolution.
  • The Library of Congress involves students in collecting and archiving material from the Web. Check out K-12 Web Archiving about the program and engage with this new, vital set of primary sources.

Library of Congress Webinars:

  • October 27-28 – wholly online: Teaching with Primary Sources National Conference.

Other Recommended Resources

Events

  • June 1 – 9:00am – 4:30pm – Massachusetts History Conference “Chew on This: History of Food” – Hogan Campus Center, College of Holy Cross, Worcester. Register.
  • June 1 – 8:00am – 4:15pm – 2015 Massachusetts Conf on Service and Volunteering – Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conf Center. Register.
  • June 11 – 6:00-9:00pm – “No Taxation without Representation: Stamp Act” – Mary Babson Fuhrer – American Antiquarian Society. Register.
  • June 19, 2015 – June 21, 2015 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Schooldays in New England: 1650-1900. Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife – Old Deerfield.
  • June 20 – All Day. Springfield Armory – Exhibitions and activities. Armory Day. Facebook page.
  • June 25 and 26 8:30am – 3:30pm Get Started with Service-Learning. Free. Holiday Inn and Suites, Marlborough. Register.
  • July 28-29 – Visualizing the American Revolution – Leventhal Map Center – Boston Public Library.
  • August 12 – Edward M. Kennedy Institute on the U.S. Senate. Register.

GEOGRAPHY DDM PILOT

A teacher team drafted a documents-based DDM assessment for 7th Grade Geography. We need teachers to test the materials with students and send feedback. This assessment addresses the new C3 National Social Studies Standards and the Common Core. It asks students to analyze primary and secondary sources on the Quabbin (pre-test) and the Aswan Dam (post-test). It aims to be interesting for students in its own right!

Please pass this request on to:

  • 6th grade teachers to pilot the PRE-TEST. (Students who have not yet taken Geography.)
  • 7th grade teachers whose students are just now completing a Geography course to pilot the POST-TEST.

Find the DDM at Emerging America downloads page. In the DDM PILOT Materials section, download the “Read-Me-First” instructions and “Geography-DDM-2015-PILOT” – in either PDF or Word.

Instructions and a link to a brief online survey are provided.
The pilot should take one class period.
Deadline to complete pilot, June 15.

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New Lesson Plan: Boston Then and Now, Change in the Urban Environment

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Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775, from the observations of Lieut. Page of His Majesty's Corps of Engineers, and from those of other gentlemen.

Boston, its environs and harbour, with the rebels works raised against that town in 1775, from the observations of Lieut. Page of His Majesty’s Corps of Engineers, and from those of other gentlemen.

Boston Public Schools teachers collaborated on this lesson to engage students with the sweep of American industrial and urban history. Due to Boston’s breathtaking changes in landscape, including the filling of much of Boston Harbor to create neighborhoods–the city offers a dramatic case study of change across the ages.

In this lesson, students use primary sources to compare and contrast two maps of Boston. The first map from the turn of the century circa 1900-1920 and the second map from 1778 are both aerial maps. Students should observe in comparing both maps how the landscape of Boston has changed over the years, and should question why the changes occurred and reflect on what might have caused them.

View more details, and download or access the lesson plan online.

Emerging America brings this lesson to you thanks to the outstanding map resources of the Library of Congress. Aligned to Common Core and Massachusetts State History standards.

New Performance Assessment Added: Civil Rights During WWII

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NAACP-letterThis performance task requires students to compare text, sound files, and images to deepen their understanding of the efforts by African Americans to advance the Double V Campaign (victory over racism at war and at home) during WWII. A timeline helps students sequence and visualize the relative length of time between events.

Anticipating a growing national emphasis on the use of text analysis, even before release of the Common Core, the Collaborative recruited teachers from its Teaching American History program to develop and field test primary source-based assessments.

Access the complete Assessment resources here: http://emergingamerica.org/tps/featured-source-performance-assessment-civil-rights-wwii

History eNews from Emerging America – APRIL 17, 2015

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NEWS

  • SURVEY: What grad credit do you need? Do you need PDPs in History? Education? https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015EmergingAmerica
  • Civics & Social Studies PD in the New Federal Education Act? – Learn how you can support it. Learn how to involve youth in civic engagement. April 22, 6:00pm – Advocacy Webinar – Civics for All – National Council for the Social Studies www.socialstudies.org/advocacy

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

Register here for:

  • Easthampton – America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940). June 29 to July 2 ( + ½-day in Oct.). (3 grad credit/67.5 PDPs)
  • Deerfield – African-Americans in Early New England through Primary Sources. July 7. (10 PDPs)
  • Watertown & Derry, NH – Veterans, Workers, and Citizens: Disability & American History through Primary Sources. (10 PDPs)
    • July 8 – Watertown
    • July 24 – Derry, New Hampshire
  • Melrose – History in Motion: Developing Multimedia Primary Sources. July 13 & 23, 8:30-3:00 + 2-hour in Fall. $400 stipend. (1 grad credit/22.5 PDPs).
  • Springfield – Veterans Voices: Oral History, the Springfield Armory, & the Library of Congress. July 14. (10 PDPs).
  • Northampton & Melrose – Teaching Primary Sources with Diverse Learners: Blending History & Common Core Instruction. (One grad credit/22.5 PDPs).
    • July 22-23 – Northampton
    • July 28-29 or 29-30 – Melrose
  • Northampton – Teaching History and Literature (K-5). August 12. (10 PDPs)

From the Library of Congress Teacher Blog:

Library of Congress Webinars:

OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS

Full calendar of Spring events at the Mass Historical Society www.masshist.org/events/

  • April 23, 7:00pm – UMass – Goodell Hall – Panel: The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War: Why They Still Matter – Scholars, veterans, peace activists, and more. http://vetsed.org/events-2/
  • April 29, 3:30pm – 6:00pm – Chateau, Burlington Mass – Reception for Mass Social Studies Educators – Talk by David Pook! http://goo.gl/forms/vgQRmrx45o
  • May 3, 3:00pm – Historic Northampton – The Cycling Craze of the 1890s: A Story of Race, Gender, Sport and Society – Lorenz Finison. www.historic-northampton.org
  • May 11, 7:00pm – $7 – Wistariahurst – Puerto Ricans: The Search for Prosperity in the Paper City – part of a series on immigration http://wistariahurst.org/events-2/
  • June 1, 8:30am to 4:15pm – Sheraton Framingham – Massachusetts Conference on Service & Volunteering http://www.mass-service.org/

The non-profit Center for Civic Participation is offering workshops on student leadership development.  These workshops are designed to enable students to more effectively take part in civic engagement.  Specific skills include issue framing, public speaking, power-mapping, campaign planning and development, lobbying and other forms of advocacy. Contact Paul Newlin at paul@centerforcivicparticipation  or 413-665-3741.  Also, see our website: www.centerforcivicparticipation.com.

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History eNews from Emerging America – April 6, 2015

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NEWS

  • Registration Open: for nine FREE Summer 2015 Emerging America events statewide. Information & Registration here.
  • Reminder: Western Mass. Social Studies Professional Learning Community – April 7, 3:30-5:00pm. Snacks. Civics Education and Civic Engagement is topic. Contact rcairn@collaborative.org for info. All welcome!

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

Register here for:

  • Easthampton – 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 ( + ½-day in Oct.). (3 grad credit/67.5 PDPs)
  • Deerfield – African-Americans in Early New England through Primary Sources. Lynne Manring & Rich Cairn. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. July 7. (10 PDPs)
  • Watertown & Derry, NH – Veterans, Workers, and Citizens: Disability and American History through Primary Sources – Graham Warder, Keene State Univ. & Laurie Block, Disability History Museum. (10 PDPs)
    • July 8 – Watertown
    • July 24 – Derry, New Hampshire
  • Melrose – History in Motion: Developing Multimedia Primary Sources. Site in Boston area TBA. Rich Cairn. July 13 & 23, 8:30-3:00 + 2-hour in Fall. $400 stipend. (1 grad credit/22.5 PDPs).
  • Springfield – Veterans Voices: Oral History, the Springfield Armory, & the Library of Congress. Rob Wilson, Veterans Education Project; Jennifer Zazo,
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site; Rich Cairn. July 14. (10 PDPs).
  • Northampton & Melrose – Teaching Primary Sources with Diverse Learners: Blending History & Common Core Instruction. Audrey Morse, CES. (One grad credit/22.5 PDPs).
    • July 22-23 – co-led by Laurie Risler – Northampton
    • July 28-29 or 29-30 – co-led by teacher, Adam Ingano – Melrose
  • Northampton – Teaching History and Literature (K-5). Sandy Roth, CES. August 12. (10 PDPs)

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History eNews from Emerging America – April 2, 2015

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NEWS

  • 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

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

  • Western Mass. Social Studies Professional Learning Community – April 7, 3:30-5:00pm. Snacks. Civics Education and Civic Engagement is topic. Contact rcairn@collaborative.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.

FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program

Posts on Teacher Blog:

  • 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

Summer

  • July 14-17 – Bridgewater State University. AP Geography. Free. Earn $100 stipend. 40 PDPs. Contact Dr. Vernon Domingo. vdomingo@bridgew.edu

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History eNews from Emerging America – March 24, 2015

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  • Boston Public Library summer fellowships & workshops for teachers. (See below.)
  • MA Supreme Judicial Court seeks members for new educator advisory committee (Bottom of email.)
  • Patty Hogan, Minnechaug HS asked – “My district is reviewing the idea of developing a civics class. Do you know of a district that has either a stand alone civics class or variations of civic classes?” Contact Patty: phogan@hwrsd.org (Copy rcairn@collaborative.org.)
  • Social Studies Education in Crisis – Mass Council for the Social Studies survey: http://goo.gl/forms/UpJ0yFXOE6  And JOIN MCSS today!

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

  • Western Mass. Social Studies Professional Learning Community – April 7, 3:30-5:00pm. Snacks. Civics Education and Civic Engagement is topic. Contact rcairn@collaborative.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. (Watch for details later this week.)

MARK SUMMER CALENDAR – REG. OPEN SOON! ALL FREE – Deadline June 15.

  • 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.).
  • African-Americans in Early New England through Primary Sources. Lynne Manring & Rich Cairn. Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.. 8:30am-4:00pm.
  • Veterans, Workers, and Citizens: Disability and American History through Primary Sources – Graham Warder, Keene State Univ. & Laurie Block, Disability History Museum.
    • July 8, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown. 8:30am-4:00pm.
    • July 24, Site TBA, Manchester New Hampshire. 8:30am-4:00pm.
  • History in Motion: Developing Multimedia Primary Sources. Site in Boston area TBA. Rich Cairn. July 13 & 23, 8:30-3:00 + 2-hour follow-up in Fall. $400 stipend. 1 grad credit.
  • Veterans Voices: Oral History, the Springfield Armory, & the Library of Congress. Rob Wilson, Veterans Education Project; Jennifer Zazo, Springfield Armory National Historic Site; Rich Cairn. 8:30am-4:00pm.
  • Teaching Primary Sources with Diverse Learners: Blending History & Common Core Instruction. (aka: Creating High Quality Learning Environments.) Audrey Morse, CES.
    • July 22-23, Northampton – co-led by teacher, Laurie Risler
    • July 28-29 or 29-30, Boston Area site TBA co-led by teacher, Adam Ingano
  • Teaching History through Fiction and Informational Texts – for Elementary Educators. Sandy Roth, CES. Northampton. August 12.

FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program

  • The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library The American Revolution Era (1750-1800). May to November. See exhibit preview.
  • Professional Development:  http://maps.bpl.org/professional_development:
    • 2015 Teacher Fellowship. $2,000 stipend. Research Boston Public Library and Library of Congress. Applications due: Friday, April 3, 2015. Contact for application info: mleblanc@bpl.org.
    • Summer 2015 Institute – Mapping Boston’s Role in the American Revolution July 13-17
    • Visualizing the American Revolution – July 28-29

New at the Library:

Posts on Teacher Blog:

  • Robert Hooke’e early drawings of cells and other observations from use of microscope. Info.
  • Photos of Chinatown in early 20th Century, including San Francisco Earthquake. Info.
  • March in History: Founding of the Maryland Colony. Civil War – Sherman destroys NC arsenal. Susan B. Anthony.  Info.

OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES & EVENTS

  • People’s History of the Vietnam War – Teach-In – March 28, 4:30pm – MIT – $5. http://vietnam-teachin.bpt.me/
  • UMass Amherst – Jessica Johnson for info. johnson@history.umass.edu
    • April 1, 4:00pm – “In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now,” 601 Herter Hall. Benjamin Hedin.
    • April 6, 4:30pm – “Transnational Fight for the Rights of Undocumented Migrants, 1965-1986” Ana Raquel Minian, Stanford Univ.
  • Wistariahurst Spring evening lecture series on Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley. http://wistariahurst.org/monday-night-history-lecture-schedule/
    • Monday evenings at 6:00pm.
    • April 18, 7:30pm – “Cyclonic: Readings from ‘Queen of Vaudeville’.” $20 admission.
  • Five College Center for East Asian Studies – Free eNews listing of their many events across the Northeast. Email request to receive it: fcceas@fivecolleges.edu.
    • Muslims in China, Prof. Jonathan Lipman,Saturday, April 11, 9:30-11:30am, Amherst College.
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site – National Park Service Teacher Ranger application due April 15. Complete education-related projects. May to August, 2015. (Hours flexible.) $3,000 stipend. 3 grad credits. Contact: Jennifer_Zazo@nps.gov  413 271-3976
  • Precision Valley Symposium – May 15, 9:00am – 2:00pm. Sponsored by Springfield Armory. Putnam Hall, Springfield Technical and Community College. For info: richard.colton@nps.gov

Summer

July 20-22, 2015: The three-day Advanced Service Learning Institute: Academics, Engagement and Purposeful Action is being hosted by the New York State Association of Independent Schools at the Carey Conference Center near Albany, New York http://www.nysais.org/page.cfm?id=3094&start=07/29/2015&verbose=7081 or contact www.cbkassociates.com.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is setting up an advisory committee of educators to explore how the Court can become a helpful resource for teachers. The SJC was created in 1692, and first sat to put an end to the Salem witchcraft hysteria. One of its first acts under the new Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 was to find slavery incompatible with its declaration that “all men are born free and equal”.  As the oldest appellate court in the Western Hemisphere, the Court interprets the oldest written constitution still in effect in the world. The SJC has a rich history of over three centuries of cases, decisions and judges, and is committed to expanding its educational role in the Commonwealth.

http://www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/sjc/about/

If you would be interested in joining the advisory group now forming, please contact the SJC’s new Director of Education Jayne Gordon: jaynegor@gmail.com  or 617-557-1058

New Resource List Available for Engaging Diverse Learners

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"Steamer Glass [i.e. class]" in Hancock School, Boston. Immigrant children. Location: Boston, Massachusetts.
Source: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/nclc.04529

"Steamer Glass [i.e. class]" in Hancock School, Boston. Immigrant children. Location: Boston, Massachusetts. Source: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/nclc.04529

“Steamer Glass [i.e. class]” in Hancock School, Boston. Immigrant children. Location: Boston, Massachusetts.
Source: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/nclc.04529

A new list of resources is now available on the website as part of the CES Teaching with Primary Sources program.

Linked resources are in a variety of media, from video clips and audio recordings to books, blog posts and articles.

Click here to access this rich set of resources.

 

History eNews from Emerging America – February 25, 2015

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NEWS

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 9 for Forge of Innovation NEH Summer Workshop due to tough winter. http://EmergingAmerica.org/NEH

Controversy over new AP U.S. History curriculum. The Atlantic online.

Follow us on Twitter @EmergingAmerica and on Facebook.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative

  • Last chance register! First to Fight: American Volunteers Against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) – For teachers of World History, U.S. History, and Spanish Language and Culture.
    March 14 – Newton South HS. Peter Carroll, Stanford, & Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin. Register by Feb. 28.
  • A few slots left. History in Motion: Developing Primary Source Sets of Images, Sound Files, Maps, Oral Histories, and Film. Bob Allison, Suffolk Univ. Access multi-media primary sources.
    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.

MARK CALENDARS:

  • June 29 to July 2 (with ½-day follow-up in October) – America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940) – Library of Congress TPS Program at CES. Eric Arnesen, Professor, George Washington University. Kelley Brown and Laurie Risler, teacher-leaders.
  • July 24 – Disability History – Graham Warder, Keene State University & Laurie Block, Disability History Museum. Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown.
  • Teaching Primary Sources with Diverse Learners: Blending History & Common Core Instruction. (aka: Creating High Quality Learning Environments.) Audrey Morse:
    • July 22-23, Northampton – co-led by teacher, Laurie Risler.
    • July 28-29 or 29-30, Boston Area co-led by teacher, Adam Ingano.

NEW FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Teacher Blog posts:

OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES & EVENTS

  • March 11 & 12 Service-Learning Planning & Implementation workshop. http://www.doe.mass.edu/conference/?ConferenceID=5985
  • K-16 Educator Workshop, Muslims in China, Prof. Jonathan Lipman,Saturday, April 11, 9:30-11:30am, Amherst College.
  • Springfield Armory exhibit “Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood,” April 18 to September 30.
  • Receive weekly updates on events region-wide from Five College Center for East Asian Studies. Email request to: fcceas@fivecolleges.edu

Fee-Based Events:

  • June 1 – Massachusetts Conference on Service and Volunteering – Framingham. Info.
  • Flow of History 2015 Summer Institute—Community Forensics: Using Place to Teach Social Studies & Science—June 23-26, Grafton, VT  Join social studies and science educators in place-based explorations of the forests, rivers, bridges and historic resources of the town, as a model for how to explore your own communities. Each day a project-based inquiry will integrate Common Core ELA strategies and NGSS, and connect to your classroom practice. $450; grad credit available. To register: www.flowofhistory.org.

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