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.

Presenters include Jayne Gordon and Kathleen Barker of the Massachusetts Historical Society  Department of Education and Public Programs; Dean Eastman, educational consultant and co-creator of primaryresearch.org; Kevin Swope, FHC Board Chair; local storyteller Libby Franck and others…

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.

Presenters include Jayne Gordon and Kathleen Barker of the Massachusetts Historical Society  Department of Education and Public Programs; Dean Eastman, educational consultant and co-creator of primaryresearch.org; Kevin Swope, FHC Board Chair; local storyteller Libby Franck and others…

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 and the First World War 17 October 2014.Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM 9:00am-4:00pm Massachusetts men and women participated in the Great War in numerous ways, even before the United ...

Massachusetts men and women 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.

Day one (October 17) will take place in Devens. When Camp Devens was built in 1917, few realized what an impact it had on surrounding towns and the legacy it would leave behind. Using maps, letters, photographs and other materials from WWI we can see how Camp Devens changed both the lives of the men and women who worked and trained here, and the physical landscape of the Nashoba Valley. On day two (October 18) we will meet at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where participants will analyze posters that used images of women as propaganda or encouraged women’s participation in various efforts. We will also investigate letters, diaries, and photographs created by men and 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: “Mrs. Daly's Unit, 13 July 1918.” From the Saltonstall-Brooks-Lewis photograph collection, Photo. 33.3305.

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Teacher Workshopends Massachusetts Women and the First World War 18 October 2014.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM 9:00am-4:00pm Massachusetts men and women participated in the Great War in numerous ways, even before the United ...

Massachusetts men and women 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.

Day one (October 17) will take place in Devens. When Camp Devens was built in 1917, few realized what an impact it had on surrounding towns and the legacy it would leave behind. Using maps, letters, photographs and other materials from WWI we can see how Camp Devens changed both the lives of the men and women who worked and trained here, and the physical landscape of the Nashoba Valley. On day two (October 18) we will meet at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where participants will analyze posters that used images of women as propaganda or encouraged women’s participation in various efforts. We will also investigate letters, diaries, and photographs created by men and 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: “Mrs. Daly's Unit, 13 July 1918.” From the Saltonstall-Brooks-Lewis photograph collection, Photo. 33.3305.

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November
Teacher Workshop Sources and Stories of the American Revolution 1 November 2014.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM What do works like “freedom” and “liberty” mean to you? What did they mean ...

What do works like “freedom” and “liberty” mean to you? What did they mean to a patriot in 1763, an enslaved woman in 1770, or a Loyalist in 1783? Using documents from the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, participants will analyze the ways in which Massachusetts men and women sought—and were often denied—their own freedoms during the era of the American Revolution. We will use the morning sessions to explore how different individuals or groups used the language of liberty to further their own cause, and what sorts of tactics they used to promote their ideas of freedom.

Later in the day, historian Mary Fuhrer and educator Joanne Myers will introduce the participants to local records that can be used to research the lives of people living in Lexington in 1775. Through a series of hands-on research activities and a writing workshop, participants will choose one historical character from Lexington and examine his/her background, motivations, and the choices he/she made in the critical time period surrounding the beginning of the Revolution. The day will end with an opportunity to view rarely-seen original documents and artifacts from the Society’s collections.

Registration Fee: $100

Visit the EdCo website to register, or contact education@masshist.org for more information.

Image: Article from page 3 of The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal, number 569, 24 February 1766. 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.

Presenters include Jayne Gordon and Kathleen Barker of the Massachusetts Historical Society  Department of Education and Public Programs; Dean Eastman, educational consultant and co-creator of primaryresearch.org; Kevin Swope, FHC Board Chair; local storyteller Libby Franck and others…

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 and the First World War 17 October 2014 to 18 October 2014 registration required 9:00am-4:00pm

Massachusetts men and women 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.

Day one (October 17) will take place in Devens. When Camp Devens was built in 1917, few realized what an impact it had on surrounding towns and the legacy it would leave behind. Using maps, letters, photographs and other materials from WWI we can see how Camp Devens changed both the lives of the men and women who worked and trained here, and the physical landscape of the Nashoba Valley. On day two (October 18) we will meet at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where participants will analyze posters that used images of women as propaganda or encouraged women’s participation in various efforts. We will also investigate letters, diaries, and photographs created by men and 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: “Mrs. Daly's Unit, 13 July 1918.” From the Saltonstall-Brooks-Lewis photograph collection, Photo. 33.3305.

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Teacher Workshop Sources and Stories of the American Revolution 1 November 2014.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM registration required

What do works like “freedom” and “liberty” mean to you? What did they mean to a patriot in 1763, an enslaved woman in 1770, or a Loyalist in 1783? Using documents from the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, participants will analyze the ways in which Massachusetts men and women sought—and were often denied—their own freedoms during the era of the American Revolution. We will use the morning sessions to explore how different individuals or groups used the language of liberty to further their own cause, and what sorts of tactics they used to promote their ideas of freedom.

Later in the day, historian Mary Fuhrer and educator Joanne Myers will introduce the participants to local records that can be used to research the lives of people living in Lexington in 1775. Through a series of hands-on research activities and a writing workshop, participants will choose one historical character from Lexington and examine his/her background, motivations, and the choices he/she made in the critical time period surrounding the beginning of the Revolution. The day will end with an opportunity to view rarely-seen original documents and artifacts from the Society’s collections.

Registration Fee: $100

Visit the EdCo website to register, or contact education@masshist.org for more information.

Image: Article from page 3 of The Boston-Gazette, and Country Journal, number 569, 24 February 1766. Massachusetts Historical Society.

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