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History eNews from Emerging America - April 1, 2020

Published on Wed, 04/01/2020

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts "Teen Voting Rights Challenge" student video contest asks: "Should 16-year-olds have the right to vote?" Current Mass. H.S. students give their opinion in a 30-second video. Due April 30. Prizes: $500, $250, & $100. Questions to or call 857-452-1715. 
Pioneer Valley Historical Network  invites historical institutions to participate in The Revolution Happened Here project. Contact:
Massachusetts Service Alliance - Digital Volunteer Opportunities.

History eNews from Emerging America - March 25

Published on Wed, 03/25/2020

WEBINAR - April 29 - 3:30-4:45pm EST - Accessing Civic Engagement with Students with Disabilities.
POSTPONED - Massachusetts Civic Literacy Conference scheduled for May 5 - postponed to early fall. 
Teaching Tolerance - Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus

History eNews from Emerging America - March 18

Published on Wed, 03/18/2020

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Resources for Navigating COVID-19 - link below
NCHE Virtual Conference - March 20-21. Join presentations from top scholars, educator-led workshops, exhibits, and keynote sessions, including historians Jill Lepore, Adam Hochschild, and Elliott West. Online events will put the current pandemic in historical context. Register through NCHE website! Verification of professional development hours will be supplied. 
Library of Congress launches Spanish language digital crowdsourcing project.


History eNews from Emerging America - March 4, 2020

Published on Wed, 03/04/2020

Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference - 3/14 - UMass Amherst. Register ASAP. INFO. Donate to youth scholarships: 
DESE seeks teachers for voluntary, computer-based question tryout in May/June 2020 for new MCAS History and Social Science test in grade 8 civics. Sign up by March 13. 
iCivics Celebration of Civics - May 21 - spotlight Massachusetts civics projects. Info. 
Submit workshop proposals by Friday, March 13 for DESE’s 2020 Civics Literacy Conference on May 5, 2020 9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Teaching about Ideology and Other Difficult Topics? Sign up for America and World Fascism: From the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond - Register for April 3-4 workshop in Melrose, Mass.

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