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Massachusetts resources to enhance teaching and learning
Searchable databases, lessons, and texts make curriculum more relevant to students.

» Lesson Plans and Activities
Go local! Our Town / Our City Lesson plans created with support of the Tomfohrde Foundation.

» Organizations Database
Contact information (including e-mail and websites) for museums, historical societies, publishers, and other institutions that offer activities, events and publications about Massachusetts.

» Resources Database
Descriptions of pamphlets, tours, workshops, videos, lesson plans and other Massachusetts Studies-related resources, and detailed information about how to obtain them.

» Texts
that can be downloaded and reproduced for student use.

» Teaching Templates for Local History - a guide for using local resources in the classroom. Topics covered:

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Focused resources on themes for project development.

The Mass. Memories Road Show - gathering and sharing photos from family collections to document Massachusetts' cultural heritage.

Massachusetts Towns in the Civil War Full curricular unit using Wayland as a case study on using town resources to explore this period in history on the local level.

AfAm thumbnail African Americans
Two case studies on desegregation in 19th century Nantucket and Boston.

Harbor thumbnailBoston Harbor and the islands
Environmental, historical and cultural resources are available for educational studies and enjoyment.

IndHist thumbnailIndustrial History
Featuring primary sources and resource listings for Fall River, Gardner and Lowell.

Place in Massachusetts history How Massachusetts communities tie into US and state history and geography.

Mass Moments: An electronic Almanac of Massachusetts history "Mass Moments": a daily almanac of Massachusetts history, brought to you by the Mass. Foundation for the Humanities. Read! Listen! Subscribe! Enjoy!


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