What is Using Essex History?
Using Essex History brings together teaching resources collected first through two past programs, Using Essex History (UEH) and Local In a National Context (LINCs), both of which sought to encourage the use of local history to illuminate larger national themes. The materials gathered here mostly consist of primary sources from the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County, Massachusetts). There are also suggested resources for source analysis and further exploration of local primary sources. Additional primary sources and teaching resources for the upcoming program Teaching Hidden Histories will be added over the following months, so keep checking back!
Educators, students, and community members are encouraged to explore Using Essex History.