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Yankees in the West
6 October 2017 to 6 April 2018 Details
This is a two-day workshop that takes place on non-consecutive days: July 25 and 27.
How did Massachusetts men and women experience World War I? Participants will immerse themselves in the letters, diaries, and photographs created by soldiers, Red Cross volunteers, and relief workers, among others. Whether they were at home or abroad, these individuals provide a glimpse of the challenges and occasional pleasures of life during times of war. We will also examine the role of government propaganda campaigns in recruiting volunteers, financing war efforts, and promoting national unity and nativism.
This program is open to all K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 45 PDPs or two graduate credits (for an additional fee).
For more information, or to register, contact the Center for the Teaching of History at MHS: firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-646-0557.
Image: Croix de Guerre. France, 1914-1918. Eleanor Saltonstall received this Croix de Guerre on 28 November 1918, for evacuating civilians from the Noyon and Lassigny regions of France during German attacks in March 1918.close