Topics in this Collection
Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations (ECHO) is a major, federally funded educational and cultural enrichment initiative. Established by Congress as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and administered by the Office of Innovation and Improvement of the US Department of Education, ECHO consists of: Alaska Native Heritage Center and North Slope Borough ECHO Project in Alaska; Bishop Museum in Hawai'i; New Bedford ECHO Project and Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts; and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Mississippi. ECHO programs amplify educational benefits, foster appreciation of local and national history, and assist communities in maximizing the social benefits of new technologies.This collection is produced in collaboration with WGBH Boston.
The ECHO Collection provides rich, multi-disciplinary educational resources in science, literacy and language arts, fine art, and social studies. The combined skills, experience, and collections of our six institutions provide life-enhancing educational opportunities in and out of the classroom, strengthening knowledge of local culture and identity.