Massachusetts Historical Society: Building Access Routes to Collections for Students and Teachers

May 25, 2021

Through our work with the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition (MCLC), a collaboration of nearly 40 organizations that implement and promote civic education, the MHS has seized opportunities to raise the profile of our organization as a provider of vital content not only in Massachusetts, but nationwide as well.

The MHS collections were presented in the Roadmap and Report on Education for American Democracy (EAD), funded by NEH and the US Department of Education and launched on March 2, which provides educators with a clear path to integrate civics education into their teaching. The EAD site offers an organized list of educational resources related to civic education, including the online MHS exhibit “Who counts? A look at voter rights through political cartoons“on its front page. This resource is now in front of thousands of teachers across the United States, and more material will be added in the coming months. We were also proud to note that one of our students National History Day (NHD), Morgan G., and her teacher Jay Peledge, were featured on the national show with PBS NewsHour. Last year, Morgan’s documentary film on Bessie Coleman, the A pioneering aviator, won the award for best project in African-American history at the state competition and qualified for the national competition. You can read more about the roadmap and view the resources for teachers at MHS and many other partners on https://www.educatingforamericandemocracy.org/.


This press release was prepared by the Massachusetts Historical Society. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.


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