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Orientation to Reform to Equal Rights: K-12 Disability History Curriculum

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Emerging America is developing Reform to Equal Rights: K-12 Disability History Curriculum with support from a Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources grant and an Expand Massachusetts Stories grant from Mass Humanities. The curriculum will be available free at in February 2023, following a teacher pilot.

Get a free orientation to the draft history and civics curriculum on September 28, from 4:00-5:00pm Eastern Time.

After the orientation, you may then choose if you want to join the curriculum pilot. (You would submit some additional information to Emerging America following the orientation. There is no cost and no payment for participation). Please note: you will be sent the link to the pilot upon registering.

Pilot teachers will:

  • Teach one or more lessons between September 2022 and January 2023.
  • Choose which lessons to teach.
  • Provide written feedback online.
  • Earn 10 PDPs (Massachusetts) on completion of written feedback. (Teachers from other states will get a letter documenting participation). PDPs will be rewarded after completion of curriculum pilot.

Learn more about the new curriculum:

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In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.

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