The University of Massachusetts Amherst

When The Springfield Armory Is The Classroom

Refections from Teachers at the Springfield Armory
February 9, 2019

Educators from kindergarten through high school in the Pioneer Valley joined together to explore local history, primary sources, literacies and the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. All participants used the Springfield Armory as the course classroom, and then worked on lesson plans and units that focused on local history. A focus was on innovation and technology, as the group explored how the Springfield Armory long served as a hub of manufacturing and history in our region, and beyond.

The reflections in the photo collage capture the high interest and the explorations undertaken by the group of teachers. WMWP intends to create a future website resource for sharing out sample lesson plans, resources and more. This project was funded through a grant by the National Writing Project.