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Emerging America’s online exhibits model engaging uses of primary and secondary sources from Western Massachusetts museums and archives. These stories serve as starting points to address major national themes and events in American history. Each exhibit features a select set of documents, maps, artifacts, and images, placed in context through secondary sources from expert scholars. Students can dive directly into the stories, or explore dynamic maps and multi-media. Within each exhibit, teachers can also access lesson plans, links to standards, and guidance on teaching methods.

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Radical Equality: The Northampton Association of Education and Industry

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary community of Utopian abolitionists and reformers of the 1840's.

 

 

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Steamboat Barnet: Emerging Industrialism

Explore the 1826 voyage of the first Connecticut River steamboat into Massachusetts, opening a new era of industrial and economic expansion for this part of New England.

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The Springfield Armory: Forge of Innovation

Investigate the central role of the Armory in leading the Industrial Revolution of the 1800's through innovative engineering and organization.

 

 

Upcoming Workshops


Join the Immigrant Learning Center and Emerging America for a free webinar on telling immigrant stories as part of, not something separate from, the American na…
Fully online. Five modules delving into the techniques that makes History's Mysteries students' favorite part of the school day.   "It was so fun to see each…
Course runs Nov-Dec 2021, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual…