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Hine, L. W., photographer. (1911) Arthur Chalifoux, 3 Rand St. 4th boy from left. Works in Eclipse Mills, No. Adams. Location: North Adams, Massachusetts. Massachusetts North Adams North Adams. United States, 1911. August. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018676635/.

WINDOWS ON HISTORY

Civic Engagement through Local History Projects

Windows on History projects challenge K-12 students to develop new skills in interpreting the past, using primary source documents and artifacts from archives at libraries, museums, and historical societies in their own communities.

As they investigate topics in local history, students learn to see connections with national events and stories, and to build interpretations of the past that are guided by careful critical questioning. Together, students, teachers, and community partners create websites to share their discoveries with audiences beyond the classroom.

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Massachusetts teachers are working to meet the new requirement that every student have the opportunity to complete civic engagement projects between 8th and 12t…
This course introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual-language-learner-…
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