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Windows on History

Child Laborers from 1911 (10 boys) pose in a line next to a man, no child taller than his shoulder
Hine, L. W., photographer. (1911) Arthur Chalifoux, 3 Rand St. 4th boy from left. Works in Eclipse Mills, No. Adams. Location: North Adams, Massachusetts. United States, 1911. August. 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.

Upcoming Workshops


July 15 - 8:30am - 3pm - Collaborative for Educational Services, 97 Hawley Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. Register. This workshop is full. Email events@co…
Join DESE Civics Pathways Professional Learning The DESE Civics Pathways are an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Educat…
Network with thousands of dynamic educators from across the country for the 104th annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, including th…