People did not become loyalists; it was the patriots who first began to craft an identity different from that of a loyal British subject. In the struggle over identity and ideology, families were torn apart, friendships were broken, and lifelong residents of Massachusetts were forced to surrender their homes and possessions. Through letters, diaries, newspapers, propaganda, and historical sites, our workshop will introduce teachers to some of the people and places implicated in debates over loyalism between 1770 and 1785.
This program is open to all K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 45 Professional Development Points or 2 graduate credits (for an additional fee).
If you have any questions, please contact Kate Melchior at email@example.com or 617-646-0588.close