Over the summer of 2019, 70 teachers participated in an immersive NEH-funded Emerging America workshop exploring transformational innovation in Springfield, MA and up and down the Connecticut River Valley. Teachers learned about causes and consequences of precision manufacturing processes invent…
Emerging America 2019-2020 courses open for registration.
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Library of Congress has restored and made available the Gandhara Scroll
For many more resources - https://padlet.com/rcairn/joct7wc3bvr8
Massachusetts Civic Trust Fund - Massachusetts Legislature includes $1.5million in budget for Civics Education professional development!
Link to 2019 proposed Federal USA Civics Act. Supported by the National Council for the Social Studies.
EMERGING AMERICA HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 6, Issue 19 for May 15, 2019
OJJP Report on juvenile incarceration. Encouraging news yet signs of enduring racial disparity.
New! Historic Newspapers research on 19th Amendment in Chronicling America. Explore Women's Suffrage.
New! Library of Congress online exhibition B…
Massachusetts, as part of reform that builds civic education into the curriculum each year from Kindergarten through high school, passed a law in 2018 to require that each student be offered an opportunity to participate in a student-led civic engagement project in middle school and in high school. As teachers and schools embark on planning for how the student-led projects will be org…
Library of Congress opens online exhibit: "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote." Virtual Tour
Library of Congress Announces Reading-Writing Competition Winners - Students in grades 4 to 12 to write to an author about how his or her work affected their lives.…
“As of last year, I started working with ELL students and have become far more cognizant of vocabulary. I’ve always taken for granted that students know certain vocabulary words, but now I find myself going over many words and to my surprise, it’s not just ELL kids who benefit from it!”
-Kevin, Spring 2019 Online Accessing Inquiry course participant
How can we teach students the most vital skills to function as citizens? Since the early 19th century, preparation for civic life has been the central reason for public schools. As part of a multi-year effort to reinvigorate the civic mission of schools, in 2016 the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) added “readiness for civic life” to its core definition of what i…