Emerging America has been supported by the U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History Program since 2005. In 2010, Emerging America became a part of the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium. Past programs have engaged scholars with local and national primary sources and a variety of interpretations of many fascinating topics in traditional American History, as well as highlighting the ways in which the rich resources of the Library of Congress can be integrated into classrooms. Follow the links below to learn more about these topics and scholars’ approaches to them.
- Summer 2012 TAH: From Colony to World Power: Economic Change and American Life
- Summer 2012 TPS: Self-Evident Truths—Persuasive Writing in a Nation of Rebel
- Using Primary Sources
- Spring 2012 TAH: People and Communities of Berkshire County
- Spring 2011 TAH: People and Communities of Berkshire County: Linking local history to national themes and events.
- Summer 2010 TAH: War and Memory: How we think about war, and why it matters.
- Fall 2010 TAH: The African American Struggle for Equality
- Summer 2009 TAH: Exploration and Settlement: Revisiting the Frontier Thesis.