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Emerging America in the Media: 2006-2008

Published on Fri, 05/07/2010

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - Katie Breault, The Register (Ludlow).  Student Web Site Presents History of Ludlow.  Click here to download a pdf of this article. Saturday, August 2, 2008 - Ashleigh Pyecroft, Hampshire GazetteWhere History Still Lives, Valley Offers Vestiges of the Nation's Earliest Days.  Click here to download a pdf of this opinion piece.

On row of laptops, North Adams students demonstrate their site to community members. Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - Jennifer Huberdeau, The Transcript.  Drury Students Look at North Adams History - "Students at Drury High School have given the city a new window to its history via a Web site created for their honors U.S. history classes."  Click here to download a pdf of the article.  Photo at right by Jennifer Huberdeau, The Transcript, North Adams.

Monday, July 9, 2007 - Ted LaBorde, Springfield Republican.  Students Net Reams of History – "Some of this town's history is now available on the Internet, thanks to a research project completed by middle school fifth-graders and their teachers during the past school year."  Click here to download a pdf of the article. Sunday, July 01, 2007 - Fred Contrada, Springfield Republican.   Students Put History Online   – "Interested in bygone railroads? The origin of the Williston Northampton School? Immigrant Catholics in Easthampton? A group of students at Easthampton High School has just the Web site for you."  Click here to download a pdf of the article.
January 19, 2007 - Holly Angelo, Springfield Republican. "Area social studies teachers got a peek at the state Department of Education’s guidelines for the new history and social science portion of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test yesterday afternoon." Click here to download a pdf of the article. Download the Massachusetts Department of Education guide to the History and Social Science MCAS, published Feb. 26, 2007.
July 20, 2006 - Bob Paquette, WFCR Radio, NPR News & Music for Western New England "45 Teachers Learn to be Historians at 2006 Emerging American Teaching American History Institute."  Click here to download as an audio file.  (mp3 file - 1.5 MB; 1 minute 35 seconds)

Rich Cairn

Civics and Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services
Rich Cairn founded Emerging America in 2006, which features the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History program, "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry." The Accessing Inquiry clearinghouse, supported by the Library of Congress TPS program promotes full inclusion of students with disabilities and English Learners in civics and social studies education.