Tutor Topics:


Wayang Outpost









Interactive Tutors:


  • The study and description of motion, without regard to its causes

Injection Molding

Finite Element Analysis


  • Stamping
  • Strip Layout
  • Die Casting
  • Forging

Spatial Reasoning

Technical Drawing:

  • Drafting for technical and mechanical illustration

Rotation Drawing:

  • Mechanical drawings depicting movement around a vertical axis


  • Shaping metal by using localized compressive forces

Die Casting:

  • A process for producing engineered metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable steel molds


  • An Interactive Case-Based Computer Program for Inquiry Teaching in a variety of displines.

Why the name RASHI?


RASHI in Action





Pioneer Valley Museum Project (PVMA)



Tintype of Man
The Turns of the Centuries project helps teachers design curriculum that looks at important themes in American History at the last three century marks and brings local history museum resources into K-12 curricula using the World Wide Web.


Turns helps K-12 teachers design curriculum that looks at important themes in American History as they were manifest at the last three century marks (1700, 1800 and 1900). The project is aligned with the new Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks in its goals and content, especially in its emphasis on primary sources of historical knowledge, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association's collections. PVMA's holdings represent the history of Massachusetts and New England over the last four centuries, and are a rich source of curriculum resources.

The objectives include: 1) study the three time periods under the tutelage of humanities scholars, 2) design a range of curriculum activities that use primary sources and target students at elementary and secondary levels, 3) identify primary resources in the PVMA collections that support these curriculum activities, 4) digitize these sources, and 5) create web-based version of the curriculum activities. Teachers have designed curriculum activities and are now selecting PVMA sources that support them. Curriculum activities are supported by a pilot web-site and which will be tested in the teachers' classes. Student teachers from the UMass/Amherst School of Education and specializing in History and Social Studies work with the teachers as they prepare and pilot the curricula. Scholars from the History Department advise on historical content and curriculum development.

Authors / Developers

Pioneer Valley Memorial Association

Frontier Regional/Union 38 School Systems

David M. Hart, Elizabeth Terhune , David Gosselin, Victoria Getis
Center for Educational Software Development

Robert Malloy and Marcia Rudman
School of Education

David Glassberg
Department of History

Greenfield Community College

Straight Ahead Pictures

The Deerfield Arts Partnership


The Center for Educational Software Development collaborated with the Pocumtuck Valley Museum Association (PVMA) and local schools on this history-based website. Funding has been provided by NEH.