Windows on History

Windows on History

Windows on History projects challenge K-12 students to develop new skills in interpreting the past, using primary source documents and artifacts from 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.

Explore our growing list of students’ local history sites on Western Massachusetts.

Arthur Chalifoux, 3 Rand St. (4th boy from left). Works in Eclipse Mills, No. Adams. Location: North Adams, Massachusetts.

Arthur Chalifoux, 3 Rand St. (4th boy from left). Works in Eclipse Mills, No. Adams. Location: North Adams, Massachusetts. Image from the Library of Congress.