The Monthly Assessment: History and Social Studies Education News Round-up for H-High-S

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to The Monthly Assessment! H-High-S' monthly round-up of news headlines related to History and Social Studies Education.

With summer winding down and school back in session in many parts of the U.S., this first edition of The Monthly Assessment will look back at headlines from the Summer of 2019.

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Independent scholars who are immigrants find a niche in Brooklyn (comment)


Many people who immigrate to the US (or other countries) have advanced degrees and/or professional experience and training that they are unable to use in their new home country due to regulatory roadblocks or displacement.

The Brooklyn library in New York City has created an opportunity for them to share their expertise  through a program it calls "University Open Air":

Below is a link to a story about the program and to tweets about sessions that have been offered this summer.

From Twitter

This page holds the content for H-Slavery's series of weekly posts tracking content about slavery on Twitter. The series is authored by Amanda McGee of the University of Arkansas. 

Why accurate metadata is important (comment)


Below is an excerpt and link to an article that appeared in the news this week about a good day in the archives. This isn't the first time that an unexpected discovery has been made in the Royal Society library: in 1981, independent scholar and historian of microscopy Brian Ford discovered Leeuwenhoek's microscope specimens there.

Early US historic documents potentially for sale

Philadelphia historian who holds deed to first ‘White House’ wants to sell vast collection

PHILADELPHIA –  An unusual gift from a friend decades ago sparked an interest in James Reis that turned into a 30-year treasure hunt.


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