“Civility in politics is a contradiction in terms,” declared a historian colleague with a chuckle when I suggested the topic for a possible lecture series. Still, like most Americans, I find the current national political discourse worrisome. My history educator’s mind makes me wonder, “Has it always been this way?”
By Rich Cairn The Common Core approaches the content areas (Social Studies and the Sciences) with a particular emphasis on literacy. This has several implications. First, note that literacy in the Common Core means listening and speaking as well as reading and writing. Audio files from the Library of Congress, for example, have an important […]
Living History Timeline 1670
This new blog will share our deep-rooted experience at the local, regional and national levels of history education. We will present thoughtful discussion, links to powerful primary sources, and challenging and useful tools to stimulate critical thinking in the classroom. We will tap the tremendous expertise of the Collaborative for Educational Services to meet the […]
Easthampton High School history teacher Kelley Brown and Fourth and Fifth grade Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School teacher Laurie Risler were honored by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts for their dedication to the profession of teaching and their outstanding efforts in servicing their schools and communities. The charity has awarded […]
The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) and Historic Northampton are pleased to announce the culmination of a four-year joint partnership to educate the public about the heritage of the abolitionist utopian community of the 1840s called the Northampton Association of Education and Industry (NAEI). The partners presented their work at Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge Street, […]
– Owen Boss, Hampshire Gazette (Northampton). Click here to download a pdf of this article.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 – Katie Breault, The Register (Ludlow). Student Web Site Presents History of Ludlow. Click here to download a pdf of this article. www.turley.com Saturday, August 2, 2008 – Ashleigh Pyecroft, Hampshire Gazette. Where History Still Lives, Valley Offers Vestiges of the Nation’s Earliest Days. Click here to download a pdf of […]