Center for the Teaching of History

Teacher Workshops

The MHS develops and implements a full schedule of workshops on a variety of American history topics. Participants become historians as they investigate materials from the Society’s collections and discuss methods for using these primary sources in the classroom. Half-day to week-long workshops often include appearances by noted scholars, visits to partnering historical sites, and opportunities to view treasures from the Society’s collections. 

April

Teacher Workshop Boston to the Rescue: Robert B. Forbes & Irish Famine Relief 20 April 2017.Thursday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Please RSVP   Registration fee: $25 (free for students) On April 12, 1847, Boston merchant Robert Bennet Forbes arrived in Ireland aboard the USS Jamestown. ...

On April 12, 1847, Boston merchant Robert Bennet Forbes arrived in Ireland aboard the USS Jamestown. The ship carried more than 8,000 barrels of food and provisions to the island’s inhabitants at the height of the Great Famine. We will explore the history of early Irish immigration to Boston and the tensions that divided Catholic immigrants and Protestant New Englanders in the 1830s and 1840s. Despite their differences, private citizens and local organizations rallied to provide indispensable humanitarian aid to a nation in need.

This program is open to K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs and 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Please email education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557 for more information or to register.

Image: The USS Jamestown, by George M. Atkinson, Forbes House Museum.

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Teacher Workshop Civil Rights in America 29 April 2017.Saturday, 9:00AM - 2:15PM Please RSVP   The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path. The Emancipation ...

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path. The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery. The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved. This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will serve as discussion leader.

Register online at TeachingAmericanHistory.org or contact 617-646-0557 for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, and is made possible thanks to a grant from the Lincoln and Theresa Filene Foundation.

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Teacher Workshop Boston to the Rescue: Robert B. Forbes & Irish Famine Relief Please RSVP   registration required 20 April 2017.Thursday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM Registration fee: $25 (free for students)

On April 12, 1847, Boston merchant Robert Bennet Forbes arrived in Ireland aboard the USS Jamestown. The ship carried more than 8,000 barrels of food and provisions to the island’s inhabitants at the height of the Great Famine. We will explore the history of early Irish immigration to Boston and the tensions that divided Catholic immigrants and Protestant New Englanders in the 1830s and 1840s. Despite their differences, private citizens and local organizations rallied to provide indispensable humanitarian aid to a nation in need.

This program is open to K-12 educators. Teachers can earn 22.5 PDPs and 1 graduate credit (for an additional fee).

Please email education@masshist.org or call 617-646-0557 for more information or to register.

Image: The USS Jamestown, by George M. Atkinson, Forbes House Museum.

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Teacher Workshop Civil Rights in America Please RSVP   registration required at no cost 29 April 2017.Saturday, 9:00AM - 2:15PM

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path. The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery. The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved. This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will serve as discussion leader.

Register online at TeachingAmericanHistory.org or contact 617-646-0557 for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, and is made possible thanks to a grant from the Lincoln and Theresa Filene Foundation.

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Schedule a Program

Interested in bringing a group of teachers to the Society? The MHS Education Department will work with you to create professional development opportunities for you and your colleagues. We can organize workshops drawing on resources related to these general themes:

  • The Era of the American Revolution
  • Boston and the China Trade
  • Slavery, Antislavery, and Abolition in New England
  • Civil War Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts and WWI

For more information, or to schedule your program, please contact the Education Department at (617) 646-0557 or education@masshist.org.

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