Teacher Workshops

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Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country

Massachusetts Women in WWI. 12 June 2014 to 24 January 2015

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September

Teacher Workshopbegins Old Towns/New Country: The First Years of a New Nation 26 September 2014.Friday, 8:30AM - 3:30PM This event will take place at the Framingham History Center. What was it like to live in a town that had existed for years (if not a full century or more) before ...

What was it like to live in a town that had existed for years (if not a full century or more) before becoming part of a new nation in 1776? Designed for educators and local history enthusiasts, this workshop will explore some of the social, cultural, economic, and political concerns expressed in Framingham and other nearby towns as the Americans attempted to create a new nation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. By turning an eye towards local politics and events we will rediscover the ways in which “ordinary people” contributed to America’s creation story. 

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • discover what changed (or didn't change) for the inhabitants of the Framingham area as new government structures were implemented after the American Revolution.
  • discuss the concerns (both local and national) expressed by Massachusetts residents in various towns during the era of the Early Republic.
  • explore the ways in which geography, economy, and social/cultural practices influenced local concerns.
  • discover evidence of local concerns, and discussions of national policies, in primary sources held by the Framingham History Center and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
  •  explore new ways of engaging students and local communities in their history.

To Register
Please complete this registration form and send it with your payment to: Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215.

There is a $25 charge to cover lunches both days; program and material costs have been generously funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation. Educators can earn 14 PDPs and 1 Graduate Credit (for an additional fee) from Framingham State University.

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Teacher Workshopends Old Towns/New Country: The First Years of a New Nation 27 September 2014.Saturday, 8:30AM - 3:30PM This event will take place at the Framingham History Center. What was it like to live in a town that had existed for years (if not a full century or more) before ...

What was it like to live in a town that had existed for years (if not a full century or more) before becoming part of a new nation in 1776? Designed for educators and local history enthusiasts, this workshop will explore some of the social, cultural, economic, and political concerns expressed in Framingham and other nearby towns as the Americans attempted to create a new nation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. By turning an eye towards local politics and events we will rediscover the ways in which “ordinary people” contributed to America’s creation story. 

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • discover what changed (or didn't change) for the inhabitants of the Framingham area as new government structures were implemented after the American Revolution.
  • discuss the concerns (both local and national) expressed by Massachusetts residents in various towns during the era of the Early Republic.
  • explore the ways in which geography, economy, and social/cultural practices influenced local concerns.
  • discover evidence of local concerns, and discussions of national policies, in primary sources held by the Framingham History Center and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
  •  explore new ways of engaging students and local communities in their history.

To Register
Please complete this registration form and send it with your payment to: Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215.

There is a $25 charge to cover lunches both days; program and material costs have been generously funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation. Educators can earn 14 PDPs and 1 Graduate Credit (for an additional fee) from Framingham State University.

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October
Teacher Workshopbegins Massachusetts Women in the First World War 17 October 2014.Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM Women participated in the Great War in numerous ways, even before the United States officially ...

World War I poster featuring a women representing Joan of ArcWomen participated in the Great War in numerous ways, even before the United States officially entered the conflict in 1917. This two-day workshop will explore women’s many activities using the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Fort Devens Museum. Participants will analyze posters that used images of women as propaganda or encouraged women’s participation in various efforts, as well as letters, diaries, and photographs created by women who volunteered for the war effort at home and abroad. This workshop is open to all K-12 educations, as well as history enthusiasts.

Registration Fee: $75

Fee includes lunch both days, materials, and admission to the Fort Devens Museum. To register complete this Registration Form and send it with your payment to: Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215. Contact education@masshist.org for more information.

Image: Joan of Arc Saved France. Poster image by Haskell Coffin. Washington, D.C.: U.S. War Savings Stamps, 1918. Massachusetts Historical Society.

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Teacher Workshopends Massachusetts Women in the First World War 18 October 2014.Saturday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM Women participated in the Great War in numerous ways, even before the United States officially ...

World War I poster featuring a women representing Joan of ArcWomen participated in the Great War in numerous ways, even before the United States officially entered the conflict in 1917. This two-day workshop will explore women’s many activities using the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Fort Devens Museum. Participants will analyze posters that used images of women as propaganda or encouraged women’s participation in various efforts, as well as letters, diaries, and photographs created by women who volunteered for the war effort at home and abroad. This workshop is open to all K-12 educations, as well as history enthusiasts.

Registration Fee: $75

Fee includes lunch both days, materials, and admission to the Fort Devens Museum. To register complete this Registration Form and send it with your payment to: Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215. Contact education@masshist.org for more information.

Image: Joan of Arc Saved France. Poster image by Haskell Coffin. Washington, D.C.: U.S. War Savings Stamps, 1918. Massachusetts Historical Society.

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Teacher Workshop Old Towns/New Country: The First Years of a New Nation 26 September 2014 to 27 September 2014 registration required This event will take place at the Framingham History Center.

What was it like to live in a town that had existed for years (if not a full century or more) before becoming part of a new nation in 1776? Designed for educators and local history enthusiasts, this workshop will explore some of the social, cultural, economic, and political concerns expressed in Framingham and other nearby towns as the Americans attempted to create a new nation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. By turning an eye towards local politics and events we will rediscover the ways in which “ordinary people” contributed to America’s creation story. 

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • discover what changed (or didn't change) for the inhabitants of the Framingham area as new government structures were implemented after the American Revolution.
  • discuss the concerns (both local and national) expressed by Massachusetts residents in various towns during the era of the Early Republic.
  • explore the ways in which geography, economy, and social/cultural practices influenced local concerns.
  • discover evidence of local concerns, and discussions of national policies, in primary sources held by the Framingham History Center and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
  •  explore new ways of engaging students and local communities in their history.

To Register
Please complete this registration form and send it with your payment to: Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215.

There is a $25 charge to cover lunches both days; program and material costs have been generously funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation. Educators can earn 14 PDPs and 1 Graduate Credit (for an additional fee) from Framingham State University.

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Teacher Workshop Massachusetts Women in the First World War 17 October 2014 to 18 October 2014 registration required

World War I poster featuring a women representing Joan of ArcWomen participated in the Great War in numerous ways, even before the United States officially entered the conflict in 1917. This two-day workshop will explore women’s many activities using the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Fort Devens Museum. Participants will analyze posters that used images of women as propaganda or encouraged women’s participation in various efforts, as well as letters, diaries, and photographs created by women who volunteered for the war effort at home and abroad. This workshop is open to all K-12 educations, as well as history enthusiasts.

Registration Fee: $75

Fee includes lunch both days, materials, and admission to the Fort Devens Museum. To register complete this Registration Form and send it with your payment to: Kathleen Barker, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215. Contact education@masshist.org for more information.

Image: Joan of Arc Saved France. Poster image by Haskell Coffin. Washington, D.C.: U.S. War Savings Stamps, 1918. Massachusetts Historical Society.

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