Emerging America

The Emerging America program is a great program for history teachers, run by the Collaborative in Northampton, Ma. and I would recommend it without reservation. Here is the link for the brochure for this summer’s program: Emerging America.

What teachers say about Emerging America….
“Absolutely fantastic program!”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed attending this week’s colloquia— very informative, well done, outstanding presentation.”
“This was my first time participating in TAH and I found it high quality in all ways!”
“I come away everyday commenting on the absolute high quality of this professional development.”
Supported by a Teaching American History grant from the U.S. Department of Education
Kickoff Workshop
June 28
Summer Colloquia
July 10-12 July 17-19 July 24-26
July 31-August 2
At Smith College
Content-rich choices for Grades K-6 and 7-12 educators
Graduate Credit
Summer 2012
Everyone is a learner

From Colony to World Power
Collaborative for Educational Services
(formerly Hampshire Educational Collaborative) 97 Hawley Street
Northampton, MA 01060
professional development for K-12 educators
e m e r g i n g a m e r i c a . o r g
At Smith College
Summer 2012
BEST BETS FOR K-6 and 7-12
Aligned with Massachusetts History Frameworks
This summer, we will take a fresh look at the ways social change, economic development and politics have altered what it means to be an individual
in a democracy. At the
same time, we will examine America’s dramatic move from colonial settlement
to world superpower. We
will explore how these threads can combine to create engaging lessons
that energize student learning. Once again we will emphasize the use of primary sources and technology to enrich teaching.
All sessions are 9:00am-3:30pm at Smith College, Northampton, MA
Bruce Laurie, UMass/Amherst
We open with a discussion about economic change and American life as our country has grown from colony to world power. Participants will learn about resources available online at the Library of Congress and connect these primary sources to classroom teaching through the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources program.
Kevin Sweeney, Amherst College
Through a discussion of early settlement, the Colombian Exchange, Triangle Trade and the colonial market, we will examine economic life in North America and the Pioneer Valley prior to the American Revolution. We will also visit the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House in Hadley.
Christopher Clark, UConn/Storrs
Join us for a close look at the roots of rural capitalism in the Connecticut Valley, in the days when not only the Transportation Revolution and Westward Expansion but local developments were dramatically transforming the economy of the region.
David Glassberg, UMass/Amherst
The New Deal was a major turning point in American History
and represented a new way of thinking about the role of national government and state government. During this session, we will look at the rise of state power from the Gilded Age through WW II, with a focus on the New Deal.
Javier Corrales, Amherst College (Day 1)
Robert Forrant, UMass/Lowell (Days 2 and 3)
We will begin this session with a look at the United States as an emerging player on the world stage following World War II. In the following two days, we will look at the impact of the US’ new role on the economic life of Americans, particularly in the Pioneer Valley.
From Colony to World Power: Economic Change and American Life
JUNE 28 KICKOFF From Colony to
World Power
Opening Session (All participants)
JULY 10-12
Colonial Economy of the Pioneer Valley
JULY 17-19
Fruits of the American Revolution
JULY 24-26
Origins and Legacies of the New Deal
The U.S. Becomes Superpower
July 10-12 July 17-19
July 10-12 July 17-19
July 24-26
July 31-August 2
Colonial Economy of the Pioneer Valley Fruits of the American Revolution
Colonial Economy of the Pioneer Valley The Fruits of the American Revolution
Origins and Legacies of the New Deal The U.S. Becomes a Superpower
Go to emergingamerica.org
for program details and updates.
Historic images courtesy of:
Library of Congress
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library
National Archives and Records Administration
This program is open to public and private elementary teachers, U.S. History teachers, special education teachers, and other interdisciplinary educators. Priority goes to full-time teachers from partner districts and CES member districts.
Christopher Clark, University of Connecticut / Storrs
Professor Clark taught at the University of York (UK) for eighteen years, and was Professor of North American History at the University of Warwick (UK) for another seven years before moving to UConn in 2005. His most recent work involves the study of rural society and land reform in the U.S. and overseas.
Javier Corrales, Amherst College
Professor Corrales teaches Political Science at Amherst College. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. He has also been a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, the Center for Global Development, Freedom House, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Robert Forrant, University of Massachusetts / Lowell
Dr. Forrant is a professor in the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, teaching courses on global labor issues and international development. He analyzes and reports on the Massachusetts industrial economy for the journal Massachusetts Benchmarks, and writes a monthly column on the economy for the Lowell Sun.
David Glassberg, University of Massachusetts / Amherst
Professor Glassberg teaches in the History Department at UMass/Amherst. His research concerns the history of popular historical consciousness in America as represented in politics, culture, and the environment. He is currently working on a history of the National Park Service.
Bruce Laurie, University of Massachusetts / Amherst
Professor Laurie is Professor of History Emeritus at UMass/Amherst, where he continues to teach. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, and has taught as Senior Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Social History, University of Warwick (UK)
Kevin Sweeney, Amherst College
Professor Sweeney has written numerous essays on the domestic architecture, public buildings, gravestones and furniture of colonial New England. With Evan Haefeli, he co-wrote Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield.
Additional presenters include Kelley Brown, Irene LaRoche, Laurie Risler, Sandy Roth, and other specialists experienced with history education, educational technology, special needs students, and project-based learning.
Program Details

for Learn & Earn to guarantee free books and materials
Fitchburg State University to those completing Learn & Earn Requirements (Additional cost $255; registration and payment due on 6/28/12)

Full-day Opening Session includes lunch, program and theme overview

work with primary source documents and artifacts

: Learn effective classroom strategies with reading and history to younger students.
: Discuss and explore active learning experiences with veteran Amherst teacher Irene LaRoche. Link colloquium content to global and contemporary issues.
s: Work with veteran Easthampton teacher Kelley Brown to produce practical and engaging classroom materials based on morning scholarly presentations.

TWO Colloquia
THREE written assignments by August 17, 2012:
1. Research notes from an on-site visit to local museum or library archives (min. 4 hours)
2. Lesson plan featuring local primary sources
3. One-page plan for a community-based history project by students,
such as creating a historical website, public display, or history fair
Your project plan can serve as an application for a Windows on History mini-grant award of $1250 to support training and technical assistance. Visit http://www.emergingamerica.org for information and examples of Windows on History student website projects.
: Colloquium (Earn an extra $60 and 18 PDPs)
Colloquia (Earn an extra $120 and 36 PDPs) (Participation is required of all attendees)

June 28 July 10-12 July 17-19 July 24-26
July 31-August 2
9:00am-3:30pm (includes lunch)
Single Colloquium registrations accepted if space is available, but free materials are
not guaranteed.
June 28-August 17
All written assignments must be completed by August 17, 2012
Free books and materials, PDPs, stipends, and
graduate credit are available only to those planning to complete the Learn & Earn

Project Partners
Berkshire Museum
Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum
of Springfield History (Springfield Museums)
Historic Northampton Museum UMass Amherst, History Department UMass Amherst, Special Collections Wistariahurst Museum
Emerging America is a program of the Collaborative for Educational Services, supported by a Teaching American History grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
For more information, contact:
Rich Cairn, Director
rcairn@collaborative.org, 413.586.4900 x166
Suzanne M. Judson-Whitehouse, Assistant Director sjudsonwhitehouse@collaborative.org 413.586.4900 x162
Summer 2012 Registration

Amherst-Pelham Regional, Hadley, Hatfield, Smith Vocational and Technical High School, Central Berkshire Regional, North Adams, Pittsfield, Holyoke, Hampden-Wilbraham Regional, Ludlow, Monson, and Sabis International
Charter School.

Amherst, Amherst-Pelham, Belchertown, Chesterfield-Goshen, Conway, Deerfield, Easthampton, Erving, Franklin County Technical School, Frontier Regional, Gill-Montague, Granby, Greenfield, Hadley, Hampshire Regional, Hatfield, Hawlemont Regional, Leverett, Mohawk Trail Regional, New Salem-Wendell, Northampton, Orange, Pioneer Valley Regional, R.C. Mahar Regional, Rowe, Shutesbury, Smith Vocational High School, South Hadley, Southampton, Sunderland, Ware, Westhampton, Whately and Williamsburg.

Jill Robinson Emerging America 97 Hawley Street Northampton, MA 01060
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Collaborative for Educational Services
97 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060 413.586.4900 . 800.278.4244
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All sessions 9:00am-3:30pm at Smith College, Northampton
-Opening Session From Colony to World Power
Colloquia (check two or more):

Colonial Economy of the Pioneer Valley Fruits of the American Revolution Origins and Legacies of the New Deal The U.S. Becomes Superpower
Emerging America: A Voice for Quality History Education

Join the discussion! We’ll look at local and national historical events, topics, and primary sources that engage learners. We’ll share the latest at Emerging America and in the field of History Education. We’ll dig into the new Common Core State Standards and ways to implement them in your classroom. Watch for occasional guest posts from expert teachers and scholars, too!

Be the first to know about upcoming workshops and programs. Find out what we’re up to. Receive reminders about registration deadlines. All conveniently sent to your Facebook News Feed!

For up to the minute information about what’s going on in the world of history education – events, resources, publications and grants – including updates from Emerging America programs, follow us on Twitter @EmergingAmerica.
413.586.4900 x183 jrobinson@collaborative.org


($255 fee, FSU application and payment due 6/28/12) Application materials will be forwarded.
See ‘Learn & Earn’ for eligibility requirements.

BOOKS AND MATERIALS (approximately $100 value) are guaranteed free of charge to those who register by May 18, 2012 and will participate in Learn & Earn (registration for Kickoff plus 2 Colloquia is required). Materials are available at CES after June 8 for early pick-up, or at the June 28 Kickoff.

DEPOSIT CHECKS will be held and returned to those successfully completing their summer colloquia. Should you need to withdraw or change a colloquium selection, you must notify the Collaborative Professional Services Office (Attn: Jill Robinson, jrobinson@collaborative.org, 413-586-4900 x183, 413-586-2878 Fax) no later than June 5, 2012. In the event of late withdrawal or failure to attend your session(s), the deposit will be forfeited.
APPLICATIONS FOR GRADUATE CREDIT must be completed and returned to the Collaborative, along with a check for $255 payable to Fitchburg State University, by June 28, 2012 (FSU registration materials and payment must be turned in at the Program Kickoff).

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About marcferguson

I teach history, including the American Civil War Era, as an Adjunct at American International College in Springfield, Ma. I also teach survey courses in U.S. history, Western Civilization, and World History, and have taught at other area colleges, including the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and Holyoke Community College. While my academic background is in European History, my interest in the American Civil War began about a decade ago. Other areas of interest include Modernism, 20th century World Thought and Culture, The Rise of the West after 1400, 19th c. American Society and Culture, Central and Eastern European History and Culture, and Local History. I have in recent years cut back my teaching drastically in order to devote more time raising my kids (15 year old twins now), including working part-time at their elementary/middle school for the past 6 years, they are now launched and off to High School, and I plan to crank up my involvement in teaching history and local history projects, particularly in light of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial.
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