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In partnership with history institutions and top scholars, we help teachers build engaging curriculum and hands-on projects while encouraging rigorous critical thinking about evidence and interpretation. Emerging America programs feature primary sources from local museums and archives in addition to the vast collections of the Library of Congress. Emerging America is a longtime partner of the fully online Disability History Museum.

For more information on our partnerships, see our Programs and Professional Development pages.

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium
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Since 2010, Emerging America's Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services has led professional development in Massachusetts and across the U.S. 

National Endowment for the Humanities
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In 2015 and 2019, Emerging America led week-long NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture summer workshops: titled, Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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Emerging America has long collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) on inquiry-based learning, standards, teaching diverse learners, and especially civic engagement

Disability History Museum
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Emerging America has been deeply involved with the curriculum and community outreach of the online Disability History Museum. Find a wealth of primary and secondary sources and curriculum on Disability History through Primary Sources on our site. 

 

Westfield State University
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Emerging America offers graduate credit in History through the Westfield State University Center for Teacher Education and Research and collaborates closely with faculty in History and Education.

UMass Amherst Department of History
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Since 2006, Emerging America has enjoyed close collaboration with many outstanding scholars, students, and graduates of the UMass Amherst Department of History, especially through its nationally recognized Public History Program

Western Massachusetts Writing Project
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Emerging America collaborated with the Western Mass Writing Project and local teachers to engage teachers in civic engagement, including a course of study through UMass Amherst. 

 

Historic Northampton
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Based on extensive sources from Historic Northampton, including letters from the activist Stetson family, Emerging America build Radical Equality, an online exhibit on the radical abolitionist utopian community, Northampton Association of Education and Industry. 

David Ruggles Center for History and Education
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The Ruggles Center for History and Education and Emerging America have collaborated on professional development and creation of the Radical Equality online exhibit on the Northampton Association of Education and Industry. See the Ruggles Center's own grades 6-12 curriculum

The Springfield Armory National Historic Site
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Since 2006, Emerging America has partnered with the Springfield Armory National Historic Site on an online exhibit Forge of Innovation and NEH teacher workshops: Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry.

Springfield Museums
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Emerging America and the Springfield Museums jointly created the online exhibit, Steamboat Barnet, and engaged 140 teachers from across the U.S. through the Forge of Innovation NEH summer workshops. 

Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition
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Since 2006, Emerging America has played a leadership role in service-learning, civics education and civic engagement in Massachusetts. The Collaborative for Educational Services is an active member of the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University
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On behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Emerging America built a website to share curriculum and other Massachusetts K-12 Civics and Social Studies Resources. In 2019, the Tisch Center at Tufts University assumed responsibility for the site.

Association of Educational Services Agencies
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The Collaborative for Educational Services is a long time proud member of the Association of Educational Service Agencies. AESA represents more than 550 regional education agencies in 45 states. 

Upcoming Workshops


How can teachers engage their students with study of civic life, agency and community? By studying the history of post-Reconstruction American institutions and…
Course runs Oct 19 - Dec. 5, 2020, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstr…
From the American colonial era to the 21st century, people with disabilities experienced a revolution in status from objects of religious benevolence to wards o…