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Teacher Workshopbegins Perspectives on the Boston Massacre 7 July 2015.Tuesday, 8:30AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   On the evening of March 5, 1770, a confrontation between British soldiers and a boisterous crowd in ...

On the evening of March 5, 1770, a confrontation between British soldiers and a boisterous crowd in front of the Custom House on King Street in Boston turned deadly. Five men were killed and nine soldiers were tried for their murder. Why and how did this confrontation come to pass? In the days after the event, the men who lost their lives became martyrs for the Patriot cause, and propagandists labeled the event a “massacre.” Using letters, depositions, newspapers, and engravings, we will explore how participants, onlookers, residents, authorities, and outsiders made meaning of the “massacre” and its aftermath. Participants will have an opportunity to view original documents and artifacts from MHS collections, and take a walking tour of downtown Boston and the Old State House Museum. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs.

Dates: July 7 - 9, 2015

Fee: $35 per person

To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the Old State House and other sites associated with the Boston Massacre with Dr. Robert Allison, Professor of History at Suffolk University.
  • View original documents and artifacts of the pre-Revolutionary era from the Society’s collections.
  • Discuss with historians the various perspectives on the Massacre, the role of propaganda in the conflict, and public memory of the event. 
  • Meet J.L Bell, author of the blog Boston1775, and discuss ways to continue exploring the Massacre after the conclusion of the workshop!

This program is funded in part by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.

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Teacher Workshopends Perspectives on the Boston Massacre 9 July 2015.Thursday, 8:30AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   On the evening of March 5, 1770, a confrontation between British soldiers and a boisterous crowd in ...

On the evening of March 5, 1770, a confrontation between British soldiers and a boisterous crowd in front of the Custom House on King Street in Boston turned deadly. Five men were killed and nine soldiers were tried for their murder. Why and how did this confrontation come to pass? In the days after the event, the men who lost their lives became martyrs for the Patriot cause, and propagandists labeled the event a “massacre.” Using letters, depositions, newspapers, and engravings, we will explore how participants, onlookers, residents, authorities, and outsiders made meaning of the “massacre” and its aftermath. Participants will have an opportunity to view original documents and artifacts from MHS collections, and take a walking tour of downtown Boston and the Old State House Museum. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs.

Dates: July 7 - 9, 2015

Fee: $35 per person

To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the Old State House and other sites associated with the Boston Massacre with Dr. Robert Allison, Professor of History at Suffolk University.
  • View original documents and artifacts of the pre-Revolutionary era from the Society’s collections.
  • Discuss with historians the various perspectives on the Massacre, the role of propaganda in the conflict, and public memory of the event. 
  • Meet J.L Bell, author of the blog Boston1775, and discuss ways to continue exploring the Massacre after the conclusion of the workshop!

This program is funded in part by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.

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Adams Family Series Teacher Workshopbegins Abigail & John: A Life in Letters 14 July 2015.Tuesday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   Meet John and Abigail Adams! Our hands-on workshop will introduce participants to this famous couple ...

Meet John and Abigail Adams! Our hands-on workshop will introduce participants to this famous couple and their rich correspondence. What can these letters tell us about life in the late eighteenth century, especially those connected to the creation of the United States? We will analyze primary sources related to topics such as education, women’s rights, and the challenges John and Abigail faced as a young family living through a revolution. Participants will have the opportunity to view treasures from the Society’s collections and tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace in Weymouth. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs, as well as 1 graduate credit (for an additional $75).

Fee: $125 per person

Schedule:

July 14 @ the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Learn more about John and Abigail Adams and their connections to the American Revolution.
  • View original Adams documents and artifacts from the Society's collections.
  • Try your hand at transcribing eighteenth-century Adams letters and diaries.

July 15 -- Reading Day on your own

July 16 @ the Abigail Adams Birthplace

  • Explore treasures from the collections of the Abigail Adams Historical Society.
  • Tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace
  • Analyze documents from the 1770s and 1780s, and explore the relationships forged between Thomas Jefferson and different members of the Adams family.

For more information: contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

To register: visit The Education Cooperative website: http://www.tec-coop.org/sites/default/files/PD-Sum15-AbigailandJohn.pdf 

Watercolor, circa 1800; birthplace of Abigail (Smith) Adams

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Adams Family Series Teacher Workshopends Abigail & John: A Life in Letters 16 July 2015.Thursday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   Meet John and Abigail Adams! Our hands-on workshop will introduce participants to this famous couple ...

Meet John and Abigail Adams! Our hands-on workshop will introduce participants to this famous couple and their rich correspondence. What can these letters tell us about life in the late eighteenth century, especially those connected to the creation of the United States? We will analyze primary sources related to topics such as education, women’s rights, and the challenges John and Abigail faced as a young family living through a revolution. Participants will have the opportunity to view treasures from the Society’s collections and tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace in Weymouth. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs, as well as 1 graduate credit (for an additional $75).

Fee: $125 per person

Schedule:

July 14 @ the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Learn more about John and Abigail Adams and their connections to the American Revolution.
  • View original Adams documents and artifacts from the Society's collections.
  • Try your hand at transcribing eighteenth-century Adams letters and diaries.

July 15 -- Reading Day on your own

July 16 @ the Abigail Adams Birthplace

  • Explore treasures from the collections of the Abigail Adams Historical Society.
  • Tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace
  • Analyze documents from the 1770s and 1780s, and explore the relationships forged between Thomas Jefferson and different members of the Adams family.

For more information: contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

To register: visit The Education Cooperative website: http://www.tec-coop.org/sites/default/files/PD-Sum15-AbigailandJohn.pdf 

Watercolor, circa 1800; birthplace of Abigail (Smith) Adams

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Teacher Workshopbegins Maritime Massachusetts: Salem Stories and Sources 20 July 2015.Monday, 9:30AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   This program will take place in Salem, Massachusetts. Over the past four centuries, Massachusetts’s coastal towns have served as sites of exchange: ...

Over the past four centuries, Massachusetts’s coastal towns have served as sites of exchange: places where sailors, merchants, slaves, craftsmen, and native peoples shared goods and ideas. In the years after the American Revolution Salem’s wharves and shipyards served as symbolic connections between exotic places like Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and the world of everyday life. Join us for this three-day workshop as we explore the maritime history of Salem, in particular the town’s connection to trade routes in Asia and the Pacific. We will visit historic sites and landscapes, take a cruise on a (replica) nineteenth-century schooner, and analyze documents and artifacts that connect people, places, documents, and artifacts to stories of the sea. Along the way we will explore the influence of the sea on local architecture, art, and literature.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs.

Dates: July 20-22, 2015

Times: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Fee: $35 per person

Lodging Option: Workshop participants can stay at Salem's Hawthorne Hotel for a discounted rate! Contact us for details.

To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the Phillips House (an Historic New England property) and participate in a hands-on activity using the Phillips’ extensive collection of Hawaiian and Polynesian artifacts.
  • Take a cruise in Salem Harbor and learn how to sail a traditional wooden schooner onboard the Fame, a replica of an 1812 privateer.
  • Discuss global trade, art, and culture as you tour the Peabody Essex Museum, including the maritime galleries and he Chinese Export art exhibition Fish Silk Tea Bamboo.
  • Sail along Triangle Trade routes and relive the experience of fluctuating markets and danger on the high seas through a role-playing game at the House of Seven Gables.
  • Engage your five senses to analyze objects that traveled through Salem's ports in the nineteenth century though a hands-on program at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

This program is funded in part by the Richard E. Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

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Teacher Workshopends Maritime Massachusetts: Salem Stories and Sources 22 July 2015.Wednesday, 9:30AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   This program will take place in Salem, Massachusetts. Over the past four centuries, Massachusetts’s coastal towns have served as sites of exchange: ...

Over the past four centuries, Massachusetts’s coastal towns have served as sites of exchange: places where sailors, merchants, slaves, craftsmen, and native peoples shared goods and ideas. In the years after the American Revolution Salem’s wharves and shipyards served as symbolic connections between exotic places like Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and the world of everyday life. Join us for this three-day workshop as we explore the maritime history of Salem, in particular the town’s connection to trade routes in Asia and the Pacific. We will visit historic sites and landscapes, take a cruise on a (replica) nineteenth-century schooner, and analyze documents and artifacts that connect people, places, documents, and artifacts to stories of the sea. Along the way we will explore the influence of the sea on local architecture, art, and literature.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs.

Dates: July 20-22, 2015

Times: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Fee: $35 per person

Lodging Option: Workshop participants can stay at Salem's Hawthorne Hotel for a discounted rate! Contact us for details.

To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the Phillips House (an Historic New England property) and participate in a hands-on activity using the Phillips’ extensive collection of Hawaiian and Polynesian artifacts.
  • Take a cruise in Salem Harbor and learn how to sail a traditional wooden schooner onboard the Fame, a replica of an 1812 privateer.
  • Discuss global trade, art, and culture as you tour the Peabody Essex Museum, including the maritime galleries and he Chinese Export art exhibition Fish Silk Tea Bamboo.
  • Sail along Triangle Trade routes and relive the experience of fluctuating markets and danger on the high seas through a role-playing game at the House of Seven Gables.
  • Engage your five senses to analyze objects that traveled through Salem's ports in the nineteenth century though a hands-on program at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

This program is funded in part by the Richard E. Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

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August
Teacher Workshopbegins Maritime Massachusetts: Falmouth Stories and Sources 10 August 2015.Monday, 8:30AM - 3:30PM Please RSVP   This program will take place in Falmouth, Massachusetts Join us for this three-day workshop as we explore the maritime history of Falmouth and Cape Cod. In ...

Join us for this three-day workshop as we explore the maritime history of Falmouth and Cape Cod. In the nineteenth century, Falmouth was home to thriving maritime industries such as whaling and salt making. Between 1820 and 1864, thirteen whale ships sailed from Falmouth, making more than 50 voyages and connecting the town to global networks of trade and travel. By the late nineteenth century, Falmouth’s economy shifted as tourists flocked to the region for a nostalgic glimpse of the seaside town's nautical past, and the village of Woods Hole became host to some of the world’s foremost institutions for oceanographic research. Throughout the program, we will visit historic sites and landscapes, sing a sea shanty or two, and analyze documents and artifacts that connect people to stories of the sea. Along the way we will explore the influence of the sea on local architecture, art, and literature.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs.

Dates: August 10-12, 2015

Times: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Fee: $35 per person

To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the exhibitions, historic homes, and gardens maintained by the Falmouth Museums on the Green, and participants in a hands-on activity that will engage your detective skills.
  • Discuss New England's maritime history, and its connections to global networks, with Dr. William Fowler (Northeastern University).
  • Learn more about Falmouth's whaling history with Dr. Curtis Martin (Emeritus, Merrimack College).
  • Engage in a bit of marine science as you explore the institutions of Woods Hole (tentative).
  • Take in the view of Falmouth Harbor from the top of Nobska Light.

This program is funded in part by the Richard E. Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

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Teacher Workshopends Maritime Massachusetts: Falmouth Stories and Sources 12 August 2015.Wednesday, 8:30AM - 3:30PM Please RSVP   This program will take place in Falmouth, Massachusetts Join us for this three-day workshop as we explore the maritime history of Falmouth and Cape Cod. In ...

Join us for this three-day workshop as we explore the maritime history of Falmouth and Cape Cod. In the nineteenth century, Falmouth was home to thriving maritime industries such as whaling and salt making. Between 1820 and 1864, thirteen whale ships sailed from Falmouth, making more than 50 voyages and connecting the town to global networks of trade and travel. By the late nineteenth century, Falmouth’s economy shifted as tourists flocked to the region for a nostalgic glimpse of the seaside town's nautical past, and the village of Woods Hole became host to some of the world’s foremost institutions for oceanographic research. Throughout the program, we will visit historic sites and landscapes, sing a sea shanty or two, and analyze documents and artifacts that connect people to stories of the sea. Along the way we will explore the influence of the sea on local architecture, art, and literature.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs.

Dates: August 10-12, 2015

Times: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Fee: $35 per person

To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the exhibitions, historic homes, and gardens maintained by the Falmouth Museums on the Green, and participants in a hands-on activity that will engage your detective skills.
  • Discuss New England's maritime history, and its connections to global networks, with Dr. William Fowler (Northeastern University).
  • Learn more about Falmouth's whaling history with Dr. Curtis Martin (Emeritus, Merrimack College).
  • Engage in a bit of marine science as you explore the institutions of Woods Hole (tentative).
  • Take in the view of Falmouth Harbor from the top of Nobska Light.

This program is funded in part by the Richard E. Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

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Teacher Workshop Framing America’s Constitution 14 August 2015.Friday, 8:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   Co-Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University Gordon Lloyd, Ashbrook Center Senior Fellow and Emeritus Professor at Pepperdine University Join us for this free one-day program for teachers, co-sponsored by TeachingAmericanHistory.org and ...

Join us for this free one-day program for teachers, co-sponsored by TeachingAmericanHistory.org and the Massachusetts Historical Society, with assistance from the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation.

Thanks to more than fifty years of research and teaching, Dr. Gordon Lloyd has distilled his knowledge into an interactive, dynamic online exhibition on the Constitutional Convention, designed for teachers to use in their classroom. Dr. Lloyd will lead participants through the documents and ideas at the core of the Constitutional Convention, exploring the event as a ‘Four Act Drama,' and inviting teachers to study the Founding through primary documents. Teachers will deepen their understanding of the Founding while becoming familiar with clusters of documents ready to use in their classrooms.

Participating teachers will receive lunch, refreshments, along with reading materials. Each participant will also receive copies of both "50 Core American Documents" and Dr. Lloyd’s recent publication "James Madison’s Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787."

To Register: visit www.TeachingAmericanHistory.org to complete the online registration form.

For more information: contact the MHS education department at education@masshist.org or (617) 646-0557.

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Teacher Workshop Perspectives on the Boston Massacre 7 July 2015 to 9 July 2015 Please RSVP   registration required

On the evening of March 5, 1770, a confrontation between British soldiers and a boisterous crowd in front of the Custom House on King Street in Boston turned deadly. Five men were killed and nine soldiers were tried for their murder. Why and how did this confrontation come to pass? In the days after the event, the men who lost their lives became martyrs for the Patriot cause, and propagandists labeled the event a “massacre.” Using letters, depositions, newspapers, and engravings, we will explore how participants, onlookers, residents, authorities, and outsiders made meaning of the “massacre” and its aftermath. Participants will have an opportunity to view original documents and artifacts from MHS collections, and take a walking tour of downtown Boston and the Old State House Museum. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs.

Dates: July 7 - 9, 2015

Fee: $35 per person

To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the Old State House and other sites associated with the Boston Massacre with Dr. Robert Allison, Professor of History at Suffolk University.
  • View original documents and artifacts of the pre-Revolutionary era from the Society’s collections.
  • Discuss with historians the various perspectives on the Massacre, the role of propaganda in the conflict, and public memory of the event. 
  • Meet J.L Bell, author of the blog Boston1775, and discuss ways to continue exploring the Massacre after the conclusion of the workshop!

This program is funded in part by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.

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Teacher Workshop Abigail & John: A Life in Letters 14 July 2015 to 16 July 2015 Please RSVP   registration required Adams Family Series

Meet John and Abigail Adams! Our hands-on workshop will introduce participants to this famous couple and their rich correspondence. What can these letters tell us about life in the late eighteenth century, especially those connected to the creation of the United States? We will analyze primary sources related to topics such as education, women’s rights, and the challenges John and Abigail faced as a young family living through a revolution. Participants will have the opportunity to view treasures from the Society’s collections and tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace in Weymouth. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs, as well as 1 graduate credit (for an additional $75).

Fee: $125 per person

Schedule:

July 14 @ the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Learn more about John and Abigail Adams and their connections to the American Revolution.
  • View original Adams documents and artifacts from the Society's collections.
  • Try your hand at transcribing eighteenth-century Adams letters and diaries.

July 15 -- Reading Day on your own

July 16 @ the Abigail Adams Birthplace

  • Explore treasures from the collections of the Abigail Adams Historical Society.
  • Tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace
  • Analyze documents from the 1770s and 1780s, and explore the relationships forged between Thomas Jefferson and different members of the Adams family.

For more information: contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

To register: visit The Education Cooperative website: http://www.tec-coop.org/sites/default/files/PD-Sum15-AbigailandJohn.pdf 

Watercolor, circa 1800; birthplace of Abigail (Smith) Adams

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Teacher Workshop Maritime Massachusetts: Salem Stories and Sources 20 July 2015 to 22 July 2015 Please RSVP   registration required This program will take place in Salem, Massachusetts.

Over the past four centuries, Massachusetts’s coastal towns have served as sites of exchange: places where sailors, merchants, slaves, craftsmen, and native peoples shared goods and ideas. In the years after the American Revolution Salem’s wharves and shipyards served as symbolic connections between exotic places like Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, and the world of everyday life. Join us for this three-day workshop as we explore the maritime history of Salem, in particular the town’s connection to trade routes in Asia and the Pacific. We will visit historic sites and landscapes, take a cruise on a (replica) nineteenth-century schooner, and analyze documents and artifacts that connect people, places, documents, and artifacts to stories of the sea. Along the way we will explore the influence of the sea on local architecture, art, and literature.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs.

Dates: July 20-22, 2015

Times: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Fee: $35 per person

Lodging Option: Workshop participants can stay at Salem's Hawthorne Hotel for a discounted rate! Contact us for details.

To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the Phillips House (an Historic New England property) and participate in a hands-on activity using the Phillips’ extensive collection of Hawaiian and Polynesian artifacts.
  • Take a cruise in Salem Harbor and learn how to sail a traditional wooden schooner onboard the Fame, a replica of an 1812 privateer.
  • Discuss global trade, art, and culture as you tour the Peabody Essex Museum, including the maritime galleries and he Chinese Export art exhibition Fish Silk Tea Bamboo.
  • Sail along Triangle Trade routes and relive the experience of fluctuating markets and danger on the high seas through a role-playing game at the House of Seven Gables.
  • Engage your five senses to analyze objects that traveled through Salem's ports in the nineteenth century though a hands-on program at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

This program is funded in part by the Richard E. Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

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Teacher Workshop Maritime Massachusetts: Falmouth Stories and Sources 10 August 2015 to 12 August 2015 Please RSVP   registration required This program will take place in Falmouth, Massachusetts

Join us for this three-day workshop as we explore the maritime history of Falmouth and Cape Cod. In the nineteenth century, Falmouth was home to thriving maritime industries such as whaling and salt making. Between 1820 and 1864, thirteen whale ships sailed from Falmouth, making more than 50 voyages and connecting the town to global networks of trade and travel. By the late nineteenth century, Falmouth’s economy shifted as tourists flocked to the region for a nostalgic glimpse of the seaside town's nautical past, and the village of Woods Hole became host to some of the world’s foremost institutions for oceanographic research. Throughout the program, we will visit historic sites and landscapes, sing a sea shanty or two, and analyze documents and artifacts that connect people to stories of the sea. Along the way we will explore the influence of the sea on local architecture, art, and literature.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs.

Dates: August 10-12, 2015

Times: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Fee: $35 per person

To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the exhibitions, historic homes, and gardens maintained by the Falmouth Museums on the Green, and participants in a hands-on activity that will engage your detective skills.
  • Discuss New England's maritime history, and its connections to global networks, with Dr. William Fowler (Northeastern University).
  • Learn more about Falmouth's whaling history with Dr. Curtis Martin (Emeritus, Merrimack College).
  • Engage in a bit of marine science as you explore the institutions of Woods Hole (tentative).
  • Take in the view of Falmouth Harbor from the top of Nobska Light.

This program is funded in part by the Richard E. Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

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Teacher Workshop Framing America’s Constitution 14 August 2015.Friday, 8:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   registration required at no cost Co-Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University Gordon Lloyd, Ashbrook Center Senior Fellow and Emeritus Professor at Pepperdine University

Join us for this free one-day program for teachers, co-sponsored by TeachingAmericanHistory.org and the Massachusetts Historical Society, with assistance from the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation.

Thanks to more than fifty years of research and teaching, Dr. Gordon Lloyd has distilled his knowledge into an interactive, dynamic online exhibition on the Constitutional Convention, designed for teachers to use in their classroom. Dr. Lloyd will lead participants through the documents and ideas at the core of the Constitutional Convention, exploring the event as a ‘Four Act Drama,' and inviting teachers to study the Founding through primary documents. Teachers will deepen their understanding of the Founding while becoming familiar with clusters of documents ready to use in their classrooms.

Participating teachers will receive lunch, refreshments, along with reading materials. Each participant will also receive copies of both "50 Core American Documents" and Dr. Lloyd’s recent publication "James Madison’s Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787."

To Register: visit www.TeachingAmericanHistory.org to complete the online registration form.

For more information: contact the MHS education department at education@masshist.org or (617) 646-0557.

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