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We help teachers deepen inquiry and engagement with history by all students.

Emerging America provides professional development and online resources to nurture critical thinking about the American experience and its global context. We model successful strategies to access and analyze primary sources, investigate vital local stories, and improve student reading and writing about rich texts, images, maps, recordings, multimedia, and more.

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Why We Love Primary Sources

Browse our ever-growing collection of primary source sets, lesson plans, classroom assessments, and more, developed by teachers and edited for quality and consistency.

Upcoming Workshops

Emerging America offers a wide menu of workshops and courses, face-to-face and online professional development opportunities for K-12 educator. View All Workshops or Learn more about our Professional Development here.

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Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies Conference - October 23-24, 2022 - Hyannis, MA Workshops on Inclusion take place on Sunday, October 23. Register today.  Info…

102nd NCSS Annual Conference, December 2-4, 2022, Philadelphia, PA. Photo shows downtown Philadelphia.

National Council for the Social Studies Conference - December 2-4, 2022 - Philadelphia

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Fully Online: January 13 - February 22 - Online Webinar January 18 4:00-5:15pm Eastern Time Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners.…

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