Teacher Workshops

Exhibition

Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country

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

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January

Teacher Workshop John & Abigail: A Life in Letters 31 January 2015.Saturday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   This program will take place at the Abigail Adams Birthplace in Weymouth, Massachusetts Immerse yourself in the lives of John & Abigail Adams! This hands-on workshop will (re)introduce ...

Immerse yourself in the lives of John & Abigail Adams! This hands-on workshop will (re)introduce participants to the famous couple and their rich correspondence. What can these letters tell us about life in the late eighteenth century? We will explore topics such 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. This program is open to all K-12 educators, as well as history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 10 PDPs.

Pleae visit http://www.abigailadamsbirthplace.com/ for directions to the Birthplace.

Fee: $25 per person

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

To register: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace
  • Try your hand at transcribing eighteenth-century Adams letters and diaries.
  • Analyze documents from the 1770s and 1780s, and explore the relationships forged between Thomas Jefferson and different members of the Adams family.

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

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February
Teacher Workshop Comic Books in the History Classroom 18 February 2015.Wednesday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   Learn how to capture your students’ attention and engage their imagination using comic books ...

Learn how to capture your students’ attention and engage their imagination using comic books and graphic novels! Together with a historian we will explore the history of colonial Massachusetts, and hear from artists who have brought this period to life through images. We will also meet with teachers who have used comics in the classroom and brainstorm methods for incorporating them into history and English/language arts lessons. This program is open to all K-12 educators, as well as history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 5 PDPs.

Fee: $25 per person

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

To register: contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Meet artists who have created and contributed to comic books on the history of colonial America.
  • View original political cartoons and other documents from the Society’s collections.
  • Learn how to incorporate comic books from multiple historical eras into your lesson plans.
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March
Teacher Workshop Emancipation & Assassination: Remembering Abraham Lincoln 28 March 2015.Saturday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   How did the people of Massachusetts react to Lincoln’s presidential politics? How did they ...

How did the people of Massachusetts react to Lincoln’s presidential politics? How did they mourn his death in 1865? Using documents and artifacts from the Society’s collections, participants will explore Lincoln’s legacy in his own time, and debate what his legacy is – or should be – in the twenty-first century. This program is open to all K-12 educators, as well as history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 5 PDPs for the workshop (and additional PDPs for attending related programs).

Fee: $25 per person

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

To register: contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Learn more about new digital resources available from the MHS and Ford's Theatre.
  • View Lincoln-related treasures from the Society’s collections.
  • Discover methods for teaching Lincoln's life and legacy.
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Teacher Workshop John & Abigail: A Life in Letters 31 January 2015.Saturday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   registration required This program will take place at the Abigail Adams Birthplace in Weymouth, Massachusetts

Immerse yourself in the lives of John & Abigail Adams! This hands-on workshop will (re)introduce participants to the famous couple and their rich correspondence. What can these letters tell us about life in the late eighteenth century? We will explore topics such 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. This program is open to all K-12 educators, as well as history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 10 PDPs.

Pleae visit http://www.abigailadamsbirthplace.com/ for directions to the Birthplace.

Fee: $25 per person

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

To register: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace
  • Try your hand at transcribing eighteenth-century Adams letters and diaries.
  • Analyze documents from the 1770s and 1780s, and explore the relationships forged between Thomas Jefferson and different members of the Adams family.

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

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Teacher Workshop Comic Books in the History Classroom 18 February 2015.Wednesday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   registration required

Learn how to capture your students’ attention and engage their imagination using comic books and graphic novels! Together with a historian we will explore the history of colonial Massachusetts, and hear from artists who have brought this period to life through images. We will also meet with teachers who have used comics in the classroom and brainstorm methods for incorporating them into history and English/language arts lessons. This program is open to all K-12 educators, as well as history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 5 PDPs.

Fee: $25 per person

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

To register: contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Meet artists who have created and contributed to comic books on the history of colonial America.
  • View original political cartoons and other documents from the Society’s collections.
  • Learn how to incorporate comic books from multiple historical eras into your lesson plans.
close
Teacher Workshop Emancipation & Assassination: Remembering Abraham Lincoln 28 March 2015.Saturday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM Please RSVP   registration required

How did the people of Massachusetts react to Lincoln’s presidential politics? How did they mourn his death in 1865? Using documents and artifacts from the Society’s collections, participants will explore Lincoln’s legacy in his own time, and debate what his legacy is – or should be – in the twenty-first century. This program is open to all K-12 educators, as well as history enthusiasts. Teachers can earn 5 PDPs for the workshop (and additional PDPs for attending related programs).

Fee: $25 per person

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

To register: contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

Program Highlights

  • Learn more about new digital resources available from the MHS and Ford's Theatre.
  • View Lincoln-related treasures from the Society’s collections.
  • Discover methods for teaching Lincoln's life and legacy.
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