How to engage with the Radical Equality Online Exhibit
Two online exhibits–”Struggle for Freedom” for elementary students and “Communitarian Experiment” for secondary students–present a select group of primary sources, stimulating questions, and engaging tools of analysis and reflection. Find lesson plans and classroom tips in the Teachers Room (grades 3-7) and Teachers Room (grades 8-12).
Navigate the exhibit using the menu at left or the tabs above:
- Read the Background narrative, enriched with letters and other primary sources.
- Explore Multimedia videos, maps, and timelines.
- Meet the community’s Cast of Characters through summary biographies.
- Or browse the full list of Sources and draw your own conclusions from the evidence.
Study of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry quickly raises questions that resonate across U.S. history. Our online investigations allow students to investigate these critical questions by exploring the wealth of local and national primary sources touched by this remarkable community. After you finish exploring these pages, you might also check out out the grades 6-12 curriculum of the David Ruggles Center for History & Education.