We help teachers to deepen learning about the American experience.

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.

NEH Workshops introduces the Forge of Innovation Summer Workshop with resources, program information, and application materials.

Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) introduces teachers to Library of Congress’ vast collection of online resources. Visit the TPS Program homepage.

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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