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 24 January 2015.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Co-Sponsored by the Abigail Adams Historical Society 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? Over the course of two Saturdays in January 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.

Fee: $50 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

Saturday, January 24 at the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Analyze documents from the 1770s and 1780s. What, according to Abigail, was “the decisive day… on which the fate of America depends”? Did John “Remember the Ladies”?
  • View original Adams manuscripts from the Society's collections.
  • Try your hand at transcribing eighteenth-century Adams letters and diaries.

Saturday, January 31 at the Abigail Adams Birthplace

  • Tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace
  • Discover and discuss the historical, cultural, and ethical role of women in early America.
  • 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 Teacher Workshop/Public Program: Comic Books in the History Classroom 18 February 2015.Wednesday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM 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. Teachers can earn 5 PDPs.

Contact education@masshist.org to register.

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Teacher Workshop John & Abigail: A Life in Letters 24 January 2015.Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM registration required Co-Sponsored by the Abigail Adams Historical Society

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? Over the course of two Saturdays in January 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.

Fee: $50 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

Saturday, January 24 at the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • Analyze documents from the 1770s and 1780s. What, according to Abigail, was “the decisive day… on which the fate of America depends”? Did John “Remember the Ladies”?
  • View original Adams manuscripts from the Society's collections.
  • Try your hand at transcribing eighteenth-century Adams letters and diaries.

Saturday, January 31 at the Abigail Adams Birthplace

  • Tour the Abigail Adams Birthplace
  • Discover and discuss the historical, cultural, and ethical role of women in early America.
  • 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 Teacher Workshop/Public Program: Comic Books in the History Classroom 18 February 2015.Wednesday, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

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. Teachers can earn 5 PDPs.

Contact education@masshist.org to register.

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