Recent and Upcoming Presentations by Emerging America
Our Rights and Nothing Less: Struggles to Secure the Vote in the United States
January 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The year 2020 marked the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, expanding the franchise in the United States and fundamentally altering the participatory rights available to previously disenfranchised women. Within the U.S. political system, the act of voting holds a unique centrality in civic identity by vesting power in the hands of citizens. However, access to the ballot box has expanded and contracted throughout U.S. history and the struggles to cast a vote and engage in civic life has been fraught with racial and gendered obstacles.
In this virtual workshop Primary Source joins with the Collaborative for Educational Services and the Massachusetts Historical Society to examine the historical and contemporary struggles to vote. Focusing on African Americans, women, and people with disabilities, this virtual workshop introduces content, themes, resources, and teaching strategies to foster students’ awareness of the personal sacrifices and collective efforts made in the effort to secure the right to be heard and influence the governing of this country.
For all educators of grades K-12. 5 PDPs available.
Wednesday Webinars from Teaching with Primary Sources Northern Virginia: Using Primary Sources in teaching Disability History
Jan. 27, 4:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Time
Info & Registration: https://tpsnva.org/
Rethinking Immigration History for ALL Learners
February 24 - late afternoon time TBA - 90-minute presentation for Teacher Librarian Day (A virtual week in 2021). Sponsored by Metropolitan State University of Denver and Western Region TPS.
Info - Registration open soon!
Strategies for Teaching Inquiry with English Learners through Primary Sources
March 3-30, 2021
Six-hour asynchronous workshop in partnership between Emerging America and Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Western Region TPS. Free.
2021 National Council for History Education Conference
"Empowerment: Disability Rights through Primary Sources"
2021 Teaching History Conference - The History Project at UC Davis
"Strategies to Engage Students with Disabilities in Inquiry through Primary Sources"
May 7-8 - Emerging America workshop times TBD. Conference Info and Registration.
Recent Recorded Presentations & Posters
- June 3, 2020 - Library of Congress TPS Summer Series - Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners: https://www.loc.gov/programs/teachers/professional-development/webinar/
- December 2, 2020 - WGBH webinar: Teach Diverse Stories with Primary Sources and Artifacts.
- September 23-24, 2020 - Civic Literacy Conference sessions now on Massachusetts Civic Literacy Coalition site: Engage Students with Disabilities in Inquiry and Civic Action: https://www.macivicsforall.org/clcstudentled
- See our poster for December, 2020 NCSS Conference–open through April!: From Dix to Roberts: Integrate Disability History into Your Curriculum: https://event.vconferenceonline.com/vconference/exhibition-hall.aspx?ei…
Contact Rich Cairn email@example.com to schedule Accessing Inquiry and other professional development workshops remotely in your school district, state, or region in 2021.