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Date: Mar 6 2012
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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 role to play. Further, English Language Arts components of the stand…

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Date: Feb 2 2012
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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 needs of struggling learners. An…
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Date: Jan 4 2012
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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 a $1000 grant…
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Date: Dec 8 2010
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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, Northampton, at…
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Date: Jun 16 2010
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– Owen Boss, Hampshire Gazette (Northampton). [caption id="attachment_2139" align="alignright" caption="Easthampton High School teacher and Emerging America teacher-leader Kelley Brown receives History Teacher of the Year award from Governor Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester."][/caption] Click here to download a pdf of this article.
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Date: May 7 2010
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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 this opinion piece.  www.gazettenet.com Tue…
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Date: May 6 2015
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[caption id="attachment_11713" align="alignright" width="300"] Boston, its Environs and Harbour with the Rebels Works Raised Against that Town in 1775[/caption] Boston Public Schools teachers collaborated on this lesson to engage students with the sweep of American industrial and urban history.
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Date: Apr 7 2017
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WordSift.com WordSift is a Swiss Army Knife of a literacy tool a colleague shared with Rich Cairn, Emerging America director, at the TESOL conference in Seattle in March. Social Studies and Humanities teachers can use this tool to enhance interaction and understanding of longer informational texts.  Options: First copy your text selection and paste it into WordSift. (We used the Chinese Exclusion…
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Date: Jun 14 2017
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Included in the following primary source set are a variety of materials pertaining to immigration from periods of time before, during and after WWI. Immigrants in the United States during this time were encouraged to offer their support in a variety of contexts. The first worldwide war (called the Great War at the time) roiled emotions for immigrants from countries all over the globe. The set of…
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Date: May 26 2015
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NEWS Geography DDM Pilot - Please help us out! Details below. It’s History! Survey respondents said: Future grad credits and PDPs to be History Content. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teaching with Primary Sources @ the Collaborative Register here by June 15 $85 Deposit check required to complete registration Easthampton - America Comes of Age: Exploring Reform in the Early 20th Century (1900-1940). Ju…