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We help teachers to deepen learning about the American experience.
Welcome to the website of Emerging America, a program of the Collaborative for Educational Services, created with support from a U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History grant.

Linking Local and National History

Emerging America offers professional development and online resources to nurture critical thinking about history by teachers and students. We model use of significant local stories to enliven learning and deepen student’s exposure to primary sources and to the historical process.

For Teachers features select primary and secondary sources for the classroom by topic from expert scholars involved in our programs.

Professional Development details our menu of year-round history programs.

Online Exhibits model connections between important local stories and national themes and events.

Windows on History showcases dozens of local history projects by students. Also guides users to develop projects in their own classrooms.

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