History in Motion

Develop Primary Source Sets of Images, Sound Files, Maps, Oral Histories, & Film

Graduate Credits: 

Access and organize multimedia gems from the vast online collections of the Library of Congress. Strengthen student literacy under the Common Core. Work in grade-specific teams to assemble media-rich primary source sets and inquiry-based activities. Pilot the activities in fall. Then meet briefly to share and discuss observations and student work.

A $400 stipend will be paid to those who complete the workshop.

Audience and Grade Level

Upper elementary teachers, secondary History teachers (Grades 3-10)


22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit in partnership with Framingham State University. To earn PDPs or Graduate Credit, participants must complete all assignments by the last class, details of which will be provided in the class syllabus. Graduate Credit from Framingham State University costs $95. Registration for Graduate Credit takes place in the first class, with payment accepted by credit card or check.


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Rich Cairn

    Rich Cairn has directed the Emerging America program since 2006. Emerging America includes Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the Collaborative for Educational Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Institutes: "Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry."

For more information, contact:
Director, Emerging America
413.586.4900 x5936