The Massachusetts Studies Project (MSP) at the
University of Mass. Boston has produced an Electronic
Library on Industrial History
featuring primary materials on Fall River as
a case study.
Guide will show how
these primary sources can be used in lesson
plans for research and project development and
how related studies can be done on your own
community. An Industrial
provides further research suggestions.
In partnership with the
MSP, the Center for Computer-Based Instructional
Technology of the University of Mass. Amherst
adapted the Lizzie
Borden and Fall River
course offered through the History Department
for grades 7-12, with an emphasis on industrial
history and the Fall River community, and a
Lizzie Borden Guide to the use of these materials.
K12 Explorations includes Four
Activities utilizing primary sources on
Fall River have been added. A walking tour of
Fall River can now be followed online.
Industrial History in North Central Mass. At
the DOE-sponsored summer 1999 institute on this
topic, the Mass.Studies Project in partnership
with Distance Learning and the Mt. Wachusett
Community College worked with teachers from
the Narragansett, Gardner and Athol school districts.
Professor Tom Malloy of MWCC provided handouts
on Research Projects
on local history and North
Central Mass. town origins, as well as ideas
for "Using the
Burial Ground as a Teaching Resource", and
the MSP has prepared a resource
listing on the area's educational offerings.
Primary Source images from North Central Mass.
postal cards have been added to the electronic
library and can be seen here as a subset
of the Resources database. Teacher lessons and
primary sources resulting from classroom studies
will be welcome at any time.