MHS Calendar of Events
Turning Points in American History
10 June 2016 to 25 February 2017 Details
Five Documents/Five Dilemmas of the Early American Republic 13 August 2012 to 16 August 2012 This workshop has been CANCELLED. Please contact the MHS Education Department for additional information.
Join us for a Seaside Seminar!
Who: Teachers and Library Media Specialists, Grades 5-12
When: August 13-16, and one Saturday morning in the Fall, 2012
Cost: $50 registration fee covers three lunches, one supper, and all snacks. All materials, instruction, and admissions are included.
Benefits: Four days in a scenic North Shore setting, as well as 30 PDPs and the opportunity to earn additional graduate credit through Framingham State University.
Documents and Dilemmas
In this workshop, participants will explore the challenges faced by the new nation in the years after the American Revolution. Participants will examine five sets of documents selected from the Massachusetts Historical Society that shed light on key issues, including the rights and responsibilities of a new government, the needs of a diverse citizenry, slavery, women’s roles, and America’s relationship with the world. Tigether with fellow participants and workshop staff, we will investigate:
- the essential questions raised in each of the documents concerning the challenges facing this new country.
- how these questions can be used as a theme to follow and investigate throughout an American History course.
- why types of lesson plans you could build around these documents.
For more information, including a detailed schedule, please contact the education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 646-0557.close