Re: Massachusetts History & Social Science Frameworks revisions

I welcome comments like Linda Morse's on standards.

Yes, it seems that there is no acknowledgement that the common good is contested ground as Keith Barton and Linda Levstik have written about in their _Teaching History for the Common Good_:

Yes, it seems that the new Frameworks seem to take no notice of changes brought by the historical thinking movement. Or, as many simple seem to know it SHEG:

Massachusetts History & Social Science Frameworks revisions

I am reviewing the proposed changes to the Massachusetts frameworks and am deeply concerned about several aspects.  The vision statement at the beginning of the document does not mention improving student knowledge of history nor does it mention helping students to learn effective ways to interpret the past.  Also, the vision statement needs to be a measurable document if vision is synonomous with mission?  How can we measure "promote the ideals of equality, justice, liberty, and the common good?"  Throughout the document there are references to the "common good" which may have extremely di

Colonial Society of Massachusetts publications

The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, whose main mission is to publish documents related to the early history of Massachusetts, has just made freely available to the public all eighty-seven volumes of its publications.  These can either be downloaded or consulted through its website. All documents are fully searchable.

Event: "Promotional Literature and Identity in Colonial Massachusetts" Boston Area Early American History Seminar (April 4)

April 4, 2017, Tuesday, 5:15 PM

Promotional Literature and Identity in Colonial Massachusetts

Agnès Delahaye, Université Lumière Lyon II

Comment: Conrad E. Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2017.

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Approximately twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.


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