HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 1, Issue 13 for NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Seeking Examples of DDMs
CES and a team of teachers is drafting state exemplar District Determined Measures (DDMs) for Geography-7th Grade. We will also develop a packet of exemplar DDMs for U.S. and World History–and possibly other subjects. Please help us by emailing YOUR examples in any subject of the Social Studies to email@example.com. (Indicate if I may share what you send.) Examples do not have to be perfect! We will learn from the variety. – Thanks!!
Challenging yet practical blog post: Is it ever OK to tamper with the past? Altering primary sources to make them accessible. – Ken Wiebe
History eNews now appears in the EmergingAmerica.org blog which gives a searchable archive.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS TPS-CES – EVENTS
UMass Amherst – CES History Institute – Feinberg Lecture Series
• Lecture: “The New Asylum Seekers,” Professor María Cristina García (Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Cornell University), Friday, November 14, 1pm, UMass Campus Center, Room 804.
Register for PDPs
K-12 Teachers can earn 10 PDPs and $50 gift card for attending any two Feinberg lectures plus two sessions at CES in Northampton, January 22 and February 26 – 4:30-7:00pm.
NOTE: It is still not too late to register. To make up sessions, you will be able to document that you watched videos on the UMass Amherst History Department YouTube channel. Link to them through Feinberg Lectures webpage.
How to apply for NEH Institutes – Register for free session to learn how to apply for amazing, free professional development programs across the U.S. and overseas. Dec. 3 – 4:00-5:00pm at CES in Northampton. NEH, Library of Congress, and other free national professional development programs.
NEW FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
New TPS Journal available at: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/tps/journal/teaching_with_fine_arts/.
Issue theme – teaching with fine and performing arts related primary sources from the Library’s collection, across the curriculum. Feature article by Erin Elman and Sheila Watts from TPS at the University of the Arts. Elementary and secondary learning activities, links to articles and reports on art in instruction, and a Teacher Spotlight featuring fifth grade Pennsylvania teacher, Audrey Blust.
Webinar – Tuesday, Nov. 18 – 4:00pm EST – Using Library of Congress Primary Sources to Engage Students in Inquiry Learning.
Webinar – Univ. of Central Florida – Thursday, November 20 – 7:00-8:00pm EST – Using Emerging Technology to Enhance Engagement with Primary & Secondary Sources & Considering Multiple Perspectives & Historic Causation, Part 1.
Library of Congress Teacher Blog:
Meeting Magna Carta: Primary Sources about a[n] Historic Charter
Native American Legal Struggles in Primary Sources
OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES & EVENTS
Leventhal Map Center – Boston Public Library
Nov. 15, 10:00am-12:00noon – Open House – Back to School: Geography in the Classroom
Mass Historical Society Calendar
Nov. 16 – 3:00-5:00pm – Film & Talk: The Better Angels – John Stauffer – Kendall Square Cinema, located at 355 Binney Street in Cambridge, Mass
Nov. 17 – 6:00pm – Talk: Decoding Roger Williams: The Lost Essay of Rhode Island’s Founding Father – Linford D. Fisher, Brown Univ & J. Stanley Lemons, Rhode Island College – Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston – $10
Bill of Rights Institute
Jan. 27, 2015 – 8:00am to 3:00pm – Preserving the Bill of Rights – Free workshop – Register
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