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Related Programs and Opportunities

The Civil War and the Quest for Citizenship

August 2-4, 2011
At the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Boston Harbor Islands

Participants will investigate the beginning of the citizenship process and gain a deeper understanding of Massachusetts' role in the Civil War. Through a close examination of primary source documents from the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society teachers will explore the development of Union recruitment and its effect on the soldiers and their community from several complementary perspectives. Participants will also will visit several locations at Boston Harbor Islands NRA with ties to the Civil War, including Fort Warren on Georges Island. Read more....

Teaching the Civil War

October 8, 2011
At various sites in Boston

This regional teacher institute, sponored by the Civil War Institute, is a two-day professional development workshop for K-12 educators focused exclusively on the American Civil War and its relationship to Massachusetts. The program will include a session with MHS education staff, a copy of the Trust's Civil War Curriculum complete with 27 lesson plans, a tour of the Black Heritage Trail,and a tour of Fort Warren, led by the National Park Service. Visit the Civil War Trust website to learn more or to register.

To arrange a teacher workshop at the MHS, please call the Education Department at 617-646-0557 or email education@masshist.org.