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Welcome Back to School from Emerging America!

Published on Mon, 09/25/2017

As the 2017-18 Academic School Year begins, Emerging America is proud to offer a wealth of resources free and online for download. Resource types include:

  • Lesson Plans
  • Primary Source Sets
  • Assessments
  • Student Activities

Lesson Plans are based on inquiry-based practices and include primary source documents from the Library of Congress. Emerging America resources provide detailed coteaching and accommodation plans and are specifically created to support diverse learnings and English Language Learners. Features such as Universal Design for Learning and focus vocabulary charts help make each resource accessible to all students.

Emerging America currently offers the following resources:

3b02974rLesson Plans Currently Available (21):

  • Historical Fiction: Setting Study through Primary Sources of the Novel Esperanza Rising
  • Immigration: The Making of America (Unit Plan)
  • Deformity and Disability in Ancient Greece
  • Immigration During the Progressive Era: Intro to Primary Sources
  • Precursor to Progressivism: The Northampton Association of Education and Industry
  • Civil War Veterans & Disability in American History
  • Islamic Art, Architecture and Literature
  • The Fight for Women’s Rights
  • FDR and the Alphabet
  • Who Writes Our History?
  • World’s Collide: First Contact Between Columbus and the Taino
  • The Fugitive Slave Act: No Turning Back!
  • Monuments in Washington D.C.
  • Boston, Then and Now: Change in the Urban Environment
  • What Do Trains Do? Exploring Local History through Maps
  • Propaganda Posters of the Spanish Civil War
  • WWI on the Home Front: Women in the Workplace
  • Technological Innovation and Change in the Connecticut River Valley in the Antebellum Era
  • Mapping Springfield’s Industrial Growth
  • Unexpected Connections: Using Local Primary Sources to Analyze the Five Factors of Community Development in World History

27783vPrimary Source Sets Currently Available (26):

  • Immigration and WWI
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery: Social, Political, and Religious Change (1800-1860)
  • African American Experience of the Civil War (1860-1867)
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Progressive to New Deal (1900-1941)
  • Reformers and Gangsters in American History from Antebellum to Prohibition
  • The Immigration Experience Flow Map (Student Activity)
  • Civil War and Reconstruction (1861-1877)
  • Women’s Suffrage
  • Cold War Era (1945-1980)
  • Industrial Revolution and Its Impact at Home and Abroad (1880-1920)
  • American Industrial Revolution (1820s-1930s)
  • Economic Growth, North and South (1800-1860)
  • The Effects of Imperialism on the People of Africa and the Americas
  • Incarceration
  • Pioneer Valley Illustrated History
  • Modern America: Radical Labor Movement: Radical Labor in the Age of Reform (1877-1920)
  • Modern America: Urban America: The American City in the 20th Century
  • New Nation: Westward Expansion: How the West Became American
  • Modern America: American War in Vietnam: Multiple Perspectives on the U.S. War in Vietnam
  • Early America: New Worlds for All Indians and Europeans in Early America
  • Puerto Rican Identity
  • Early America: Maps and Exploration
  • American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution
  • Immigration
  • Disability History

13065vThroughout the course of the coming school year, Emerging America will offer 2-3 new resources each month. Announcements will appear on the Emerging America blog and social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. Please stay tuned to catch all of the exciting materials offered to educators from Emerging America!


Karen Albano

former History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano worked with Emerging America from 2015-2020, contributing to many facets of the program including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, overseeing social media outreach, and editing the History eNews.