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Streetcar with surgical-mask-wearing conductor, waves goodbye to two men on street wearing hats & overcoats, one wearing improvised mask.
Date: Apr 2 2020
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April 2, 2020 (additions made April 3)

The nationwide closure of schools across the United States in March, 2020 changed all teachers’ plans. With email inboxes flooded with updates, it is hard for anyone to keep up. 

Here at Emerging America, we offer a clearinghouse of information specifically for teachers of History, Social Studies, and Civics. In this post we gather the resources tha…

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Date: Apr 1 2020
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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 lwvma@lwvma.org or call 857-452-1715.  Pioneer Valley Historical Network  invites historical institutions to participate in…

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Date: Mar 25 2020
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MORE RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ONLINE - links below.  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

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Date: Mar 18 2020
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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! Ve…

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Date: Mar 11 2020
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Civic Engagement Projects by ALL: How Will Your District Support Students with Disabilities? Complete a short survey of interest, and share questions and resources.

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Date: Mar 4 2020
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NEWS Transforming Education for Social Justice Conference - 3/14 - UMass Amherst. Register ASAP. INFO. Donate to youth scholarships: collaborative.org/transforminged-giving.  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 Ma…

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Date: Feb 5 2020
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 4 for February 5, 2020

 

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Date: Jan 30 2020
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The 2020 Census launched in frozen Alaska this month. The occasion offers many ways to engage student interest and historical thinking. 

Article I of the U.S. Constitution ordered a census every ten years, principally to establish the number of U.S. Congressional Representatives (and so the electoral college vote) for each state. From the start, this process incorporated deep…

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Date: Jan 29 2020
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 3 for January 29, 2020

 

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Date: Jan 15 2020
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EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 7, Issue 2 for January 15, 2020