Teacher Workshops

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to May 26

Exhibition

The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complexity through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

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July

Teacher Workshopbegins Teaching Three Centuries of History through MHS Collections 12 July 2016.Tuesday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   Funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation. Celebrate the Society’s 225th anniversary and help us make our collections more accessible to ...

Celebrate the Society’s 225th anniversary and help us make our collections more accessible to teachers and students. Participants will engage with items in our collections, learn from guest historians, and investigate different methods for using primary sources in the classroom. Together with MHS staff we will explore topics such as colonial encounters between English settlers and native peoples, urban politics in the era of the American Revolution, African American poetry and antebellum abolition efforts, and the woman’s suffrage movement.

Application Information:
Educators in grades 5 - 12 are welcome to apply.

Each participant will be expected to curate a set of classroom resources on a specific topic, and will receive a $500 stipend and two graduate credits.

For more information, including application instructions, contact education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557.

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Teacher Workshopends Teaching Three Centuries of History through MHS Collections 14 July 2016.Thursday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   Funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation. Celebrate the Society’s 225th anniversary and help us make our collections more accessible to ...

Celebrate the Society’s 225th anniversary and help us make our collections more accessible to teachers and students. Participants will engage with items in our collections, learn from guest historians, and investigate different methods for using primary sources in the classroom. Together with MHS staff we will explore topics such as colonial encounters between English settlers and native peoples, urban politics in the era of the American Revolution, African American poetry and antebellum abolition efforts, and the woman’s suffrage movement.

Application Information:
Educators in grades 5 - 12 are welcome to apply.

Each participant will be expected to curate a set of classroom resources on a specific topic, and will receive a $500 stipend and two graduate credits.

For more information, including application instructions, contact education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557.

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Teacher Workshopbegins Women in the Era of the American Revolution 26 July 2016.Tuesday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Correspondence ...

Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Correspondence demonstrates that women like Abigail Adams, Hannah Winthrop, and Mercy Otis Warren were vital consumers (and boycotters) of imported goods, and functioned as heads of household while their male family members served in the military or traveled on political missions. They recorded important events of the day, and, in the case of Warren, interpreted those events for a public audience. Throughout the workshop we will explore the daily lives of revolutionary women, including those who served as soldiers and secret agents, or followed the army as cooks and laundresses.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs and two graduate credits (for an additional fee).

Dates: July 26-28, 2016

Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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 Society's newest exhibition Turning Points: Decisive Moments in American History
  • Explore letters, diaries, and images from the Society's collection and participate in a hands-on activity that will engage your detective skills.
  • Discuss the intimate nature of women's political, social, and economic networks in colonial Boston with Dr. Serena Zabin.
  • Analyze paintings and artifacts at the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Visit Old North Church investigate church records to discover untold stories of congregants, specifically women and African Americans.
  • Interpret life for colonial women through objects and structures at the Paul Revere House.
  • This program is funded in part by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati

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Teacher Workshopends Women in the Era of the American Revolution 28 July 2016.Thursday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Correspondence ...

Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Correspondence demonstrates that women like Abigail Adams, Hannah Winthrop, and Mercy Otis Warren were vital consumers (and boycotters) of imported goods, and functioned as heads of household while their male family members served in the military or traveled on political missions. They recorded important events of the day, and, in the case of Warren, interpreted those events for a public audience. Throughout the workshop we will explore the daily lives of revolutionary women, including those who served as soldiers and secret agents, or followed the army as cooks and laundresses.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs and two graduate credits (for an additional fee).

Dates: July 26-28, 2016

Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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 Society's newest exhibition Turning Points: Decisive Moments in American History
  • Explore letters, diaries, and images from the Society's collection and participate in a hands-on activity that will engage your detective skills.
  • Discuss the intimate nature of women's political, social, and economic networks in colonial Boston with Dr. Serena Zabin.
  • Analyze paintings and artifacts at the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Visit Old North Church investigate church records to discover untold stories of congregants, specifically women and African Americans.
  • Interpret life for colonial women through objects and structures at the Paul Revere House.
  • This program is funded in part by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati

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Teacher Workshop Civil War Seminar 30 July 2016.Saturday, 8:30AM - 2:30PM Please RSVP   Joseph Fornier, Rochester Institute of Technology This seminar will explore, through the use of primary source documents, three themes: how the Union ...

This seminar will explore, through the use of primary source documents, three themes: how the Union and the Confederacy justified secession and war; the idea of emancipation as a revolutionary form of war; and Lincoln's proposals for reconstruction the United States as the Civil War came to an end in 1865. This program is co-sponsored by the Ashbrook institute at Ashland University, with assistance from the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation.

This program is open to all  K-12 educators.

Register at the Ashbrook website:

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/event/forum-civil-war-boston-ma/

Contact education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557 for more information.

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August
Teacher Workshopbegins Whaling in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts 4 August 2016.Thursday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM Please RSVP   Funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation. Investigate American whaling in the age of sail, and its effects on the politics, economy, and ...

Investigate American whaling in the age of sail, and its effects on the politics, economy, and culture of Massachusetts. Whaling provided men and women of the Commonwealth with new opportunities for financial and cultural exchange. Using documents from the MHS and Leventhal Map Center, we will explore the lives of sailors, whaling wives and entrepreneurs, and trace the expanding geographical horizons afforded by the whaling industry. On August 5th we will take a field trip to New Bedford, Massachusetts, the largest whaling port in the world by the 1830s. We will visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum to explore art and artifacts from whaling voyages that spanned the globe, and take a walking tour of the city whose whale oil "lit the world."

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs and one graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Dates: August 4 & 5, 2016

Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Fee: $75 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

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Teacher Workshopends Whaling in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts 5 August 2016.Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM Please RSVP   Funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation. Investigate American whaling in the age of sail, and its effects on the politics, economy, and ...

Investigate American whaling in the age of sail, and its effects on the politics, economy, and culture of Massachusetts. Whaling provided men and women of the Commonwealth with new opportunities for financial and cultural exchange. Using documents from the MHS and Leventhal Map Center, we will explore the lives of sailors, whaling wives and entrepreneurs, and trace the expanding geographical horizons afforded by the whaling industry. On August 5th we will take a field trip to New Bedford, Massachusetts, the largest whaling port in the world by the 1830s. We will visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum to explore art and artifacts from whaling voyages that spanned the globe, and take a walking tour of the city whose whale oil "lit the world."

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs and one graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Dates: August 4 & 5, 2016

Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Fee: $75 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

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Teacher Workshopbegins The Maritime History of Massachusetts' North Shore 9 August 2016.Tuesday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM Please RSVP   Funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation Explore Massachusetts's connections to the sea through the documents, artifacts, landscapes, and ...

Explore Massachusetts's connections to the sea through the documents, artifacts, landscapes, and historic structures in Beverly, Gloucester, and Marblehead. Join us as we learn more about the original inhabitants of this region and their earliest encounters with European settlers. Tour the working waterfront of Gloucester, and learn how global trade has affected these communities over the past three centuries. View the region's past from an artistic perspective and discuss the works of Winslow Homer, Fitz Henry Lane, and other artists who found inspiration from the sea.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs and two graduate credits (for an additional fee).

Dates: August 9-11, 2016 

Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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

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Teacher Workshopends The Maritime History of Massachusetts' North Shore 11 August 2016.Thursday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM Please RSVP   Funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation Explore Massachusetts's connections to the sea through the documents, artifacts, landscapes, and ...

Explore Massachusetts's connections to the sea through the documents, artifacts, landscapes, and historic structures in Beverly, Gloucester, and Marblehead. Join us as we learn more about the original inhabitants of this region and their earliest encounters with European settlers. Tour the working waterfront of Gloucester, and learn how global trade has affected these communities over the past three centuries. View the region's past from an artistic perspective and discuss the works of Winslow Homer, Fitz Henry Lane, and other artists who found inspiration from the sea.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs and two graduate credits (for an additional fee).

Dates: August 9-11, 2016 

Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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

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Teacher Workshop Teaching Three Centuries of History through MHS Collections Please RSVP   registration required at no cost 12 July 2016 to 14 July 2016 Funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

Celebrate the Society’s 225th anniversary and help us make our collections more accessible to teachers and students. Participants will engage with items in our collections, learn from guest historians, and investigate different methods for using primary sources in the classroom. Together with MHS staff we will explore topics such as colonial encounters between English settlers and native peoples, urban politics in the era of the American Revolution, African American poetry and antebellum abolition efforts, and the woman’s suffrage movement.

Application Information:
Educators in grades 5 - 12 are welcome to apply.

Each participant will be expected to curate a set of classroom resources on a specific topic, and will receive a $500 stipend and two graduate credits.

For more information, including application instructions, contact education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557.

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Teacher Workshop Women in the Era of the American Revolution Please RSVP   registration required 26 July 2016 to 28 July 2016

Study the revolution through the words and artifacts of the women who lived it. Correspondence demonstrates that women like Abigail Adams, Hannah Winthrop, and Mercy Otis Warren were vital consumers (and boycotters) of imported goods, and functioned as heads of household while their male family members served in the military or traveled on political missions. They recorded important events of the day, and, in the case of Warren, interpreted those events for a public audience. Throughout the workshop we will explore the daily lives of revolutionary women, including those who served as soldiers and secret agents, or followed the army as cooks and laundresses.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs and two graduate credits (for an additional fee).

Dates: July 26-28, 2016

Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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 Society's newest exhibition Turning Points: Decisive Moments in American History
  • Explore letters, diaries, and images from the Society's collection and participate in a hands-on activity that will engage your detective skills.
  • Discuss the intimate nature of women's political, social, and economic networks in colonial Boston with Dr. Serena Zabin.
  • Analyze paintings and artifacts at the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Visit Old North Church investigate church records to discover untold stories of congregants, specifically women and African Americans.
  • Interpret life for colonial women through objects and structures at the Paul Revere House.
  • This program is funded in part by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati

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Teacher Workshop Civil War Seminar Please RSVP   registration required at no cost 30 July 2016.Saturday, 8:30AM - 2:30PM Joseph Fornier, Rochester Institute of Technology

This seminar will explore, through the use of primary source documents, three themes: how the Union and the Confederacy justified secession and war; the idea of emancipation as a revolutionary form of war; and Lincoln's proposals for reconstruction the United States as the Civil War came to an end in 1865. This program is co-sponsored by the Ashbrook institute at Ashland University, with assistance from the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation.

This program is open to all  K-12 educators.

Register at the Ashbrook website:

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/event/forum-civil-war-boston-ma/

Contact education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557 for more information.

close
Teacher Workshop Whaling in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts Please RSVP   registration required 4 August 2016 to 5 August 2016 Funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

Investigate American whaling in the age of sail, and its effects on the politics, economy, and culture of Massachusetts. Whaling provided men and women of the Commonwealth with new opportunities for financial and cultural exchange. Using documents from the MHS and Leventhal Map Center, we will explore the lives of sailors, whaling wives and entrepreneurs, and trace the expanding geographical horizons afforded by the whaling industry. On August 5th we will take a field trip to New Bedford, Massachusetts, the largest whaling port in the world by the 1830s. We will visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum to explore art and artifacts from whaling voyages that spanned the globe, and take a walking tour of the city whose whale oil "lit the world."

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs and one graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Dates: August 4 & 5, 2016

Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Fee: $75 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

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Teacher Workshop The Maritime History of Massachusetts' North Shore Please RSVP   registration required 9 August 2016 to 11 August 2016 Funded by the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation

Explore Massachusetts's connections to the sea through the documents, artifacts, landscapes, and historic structures in Beverly, Gloucester, and Marblehead. Join us as we learn more about the original inhabitants of this region and their earliest encounters with European settlers. Tour the working waterfront of Gloucester, and learn how global trade has affected these communities over the past three centuries. View the region's past from an artistic perspective and discuss the works of Winslow Homer, Fitz Henry Lane, and other artists who found inspiration from the sea.

This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs and two graduate credits (for an additional fee).

Dates: August 9-11, 2016 

Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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

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