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Mass Humanities funds a number of programs of interest to K-12 educators, including oral history projects, exhibits, documentaries, and lecture series.  Below you may peruse funded grants and humanities calendar events that may be of special interest to teachers.

Other resources available through Mass Humanities projects and funded grants are:

Creation in the Face of Destruction, a curriculum unit on artists involved in Nazi resistance
Emilie: The Marquise de Chatelet Defends her Life Tonight Study Guide, for the play about the life decisions of one of the Enlightenment's leading scientists, Émilie de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749).
Falmouth in History Curriculum, a standards-based curriculum for students in Grades 3 and 5.
Mass Moments
, a daily almanac of Massachusetts history
Making the World Better: The Struggle for Equality in 19th Century America, free curriculum packet produced in connection with the State House Women's Leadership Project
Picturing America, reproductions of 40 masterpieces of American art for classrooms and libraries accompanied by brochures with reading suggestions and internet research references suitable for family audiences.
Scribbling Women, a series of radio dramatizations of short stories by 19th and early 20th century American women writers.
What's the Big Idea?, a website providing your middle-school students with the opportunity to engage in a range of philosophical discussions.
The Work of 1000, teacher resource guide and discussion questions for grades 8-12 about issues of inquiry such as environmental studies, civics, women's roles, policy, social studies, science, technology, journalism. This project includes the documentary film, Marion Stoddard: The Work of 1000.


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Teacher Related Grants
Poverty, Place, Disability & Mutual Aid
An online exhibit and curriculum unit to be developed within the existing Disability History Museum website using the story of Anne Sullivan (Hellen Keller's famous teacher and Agawam, MA, resident) to tell the story of disability rights and poverty advocacy.
Straight Ahead Pictures
Conway, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)
project director: Laurie Block
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2013-12-13
Teachers Summer Institutes: Engaging New Audiences in Boston's Public Schools and Community Colleges
Two four-day summer institutes for 60 Boston-area teachers. The institutes are loosely organized around the theme of women in African American history.
Museum of African American History
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: L'Merchie Frazier
grant type: Project: Engaging New Audiences
awarded on: 2013-12-13
Civil War Teacher Training Workshop
A three-day workshop to introduce local teachers to the significant Civil War resources at the Center, and work with them in preparing to create lesson plans on the topic.
Framingham History Center
Framingham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: Annie Murphy
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2013-03-15
Youth Programs at the Royall House & Slave Quarters
Development of a youth curriculum for the museum-which features the only known "slave quarters" in New England-that is tied to the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks for third and fifth grade (when Massachusetts history is taught).
Royall House Association
Medford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: Margen Kelsey
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2012-12-14
Sojourner Truth and 19th Century Florence
A three-part effort to bring 300 Springfield students to Florence for a Sojourner Truth walking tour, which will include exploration of historic houses and places where African-American fugitives lived and worked during the antebellum period.
Committee for Northampton, Inc.
Florence, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)
project director: Terrence O'Toole
grant type: Project: Engaging New Audiences
awarded on: 2012-12-14
See-Hear-Feel-Film
A program designed for third graders that uses a series of international short films to teach students the power of story, help them gain visual literacy, cultivate the analytical skills necessary for our media culture, and inspire their imaginations. Participants will hail from 66 classes in public schools in underserved districts throughout the Pioneer Valley, including Amherst.
Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Inc.
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)
project director: Jake Meginsky
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2012-12-14
Non-Violent Movements in the Modern World
A 10-session professional development course for 20 teachers to study primary sources and teaching materials on notable nonviolent movements in the modern world.
Center for Nonviolent Solutions
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)
project director: Paul S. Ropp
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2012-12-14
Art in Words
10-week after-school program for children that will focus on reading and discussion of books and instruction in drawing and watercolor techniques.
Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)
project director: Jill Horton-Simms
grant type: Project: Engaging New Audiences
awarded on: 2012-03-09
Pathways to the Past: Primary Sources for Primary Grades
Identification of themes that come out of the Society's holdings and North Andover history that match the Massachusetts Frameworks curriculum; those materials will then be made accessible to teachers for use in classrooms.
North Andover Historical Society
North Andover, MA, Essex County (Northeast)
project director: Inga C. Larson
grant type: Scholar in Residence
awarded on: 2011-03-11
The Crisis of Race from the History and Legacy of Slavery in New England
Teacher development workshops in Medford and Deerfield based on the film "Traces of the Trade", which chronicles the history of the slave trade in New England.
The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Kristin Gallas
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2011-03-11
Tories, Timid or True Blue? Teacher Workshop
Teacher workshops that train middle and high school educators to use a website that will allow them, and ultimately their students, to work with primary source documents from the Revolutionary War period.
Old North Foundation
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Elisabeth Nevins
grant type: Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture
awarded on: 2010-12-10
"Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000" Discussion Guide and Publicity
Discussion guide and publicity to promote screenings of the documentary "Marion Stoddart: Work of 1000."
Documentary Educational Resources
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Susan Edwards
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2010-06-11
Coexist
Editing of a classroom length version of "Coexist", a documentary about post-genocide reconciliation programs in Rwanda.
Center For Independent Documentary
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)
project director: Adam Mazo
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2010-03-12
The Timon Project
Performances and scholar-led discussions of Timon of Athens for inner city youth and South Boston communities.
Actors' Shakespeare Project
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Lori Taylor
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2010-03-12
Truro Archaeology, A Hands-On Exhibit
Installation of a permanent, hands-on exhibit based on the historical society's collection of Native American artifacts.
Truro Historical Society
Truro, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)
project director: Deborah Minsky
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2010-03-12
Azorean Maritime Heritage Exhibition
Creation of a multi-media exhibit around archival whaling footage, for the Azorean Maritime Heritage exhibition opening this fall.
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)
project director: Greg Galer
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2010-03-12
Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation
Programming to accompany Forever Free, a traveling exhibit of reproductions of rare documents about Abraham Lincoln and abolition.
Pollard Memorial Library
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)
project director: Susan Fougstedt
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2010-03-12
Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Project
Programming to mark the bicentennial of the birth of Margaret Fuller, one of America's foremost nineteenth-century woman intellectuals.
Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee
Medford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: Dorothy M. Emerson
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2010-03-12
Marblehead-Grasse Sister City History and Arts Project
Town-wide French and American programming on May 20 and 21, including exhibits, lectures, and performances.
Town of Marblehead
Marblehead, MA, Essex County (Northeast)
project director: Myriam Zuber
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2010-03-12
"Taking Flight" Exhibit Preparation
Conservation and preparation of folio engravings from Audubon's The Birds of America for an exhibit opening this summer.
New Bedford Free Public Library
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)
project director: Janice Hodson
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2010-03-12
The Places Poems Make
Support for a workshop for Worcester high school teachers exploring connections between poetry and local history.
Worcester County Poetry Association
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)
project director: Mark Wagner
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2009-12-11
Loyal Lesley Daughters: An Oral history of Massachusetts' Women Teachers, 1925-1965
Programming and video production for the exhibit.
Lesley University
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Patricia Kramer
grant type: Library Reading & Discussion
awarded on: 2009-09-11
Youth and Shakespeare: Reconstructing the Connection
A summer program for high school students in Holyoke and Springfield.
Hampshire Shakespeare Company
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)
project director: J. Lucinda Kidder
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2009-06-12
Springfield Public Forum
A series of programs on two themes: equal access to quality education; and India in cultural, historical, and geopolitical perspectives.
Springfield Public Forum
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)
project director: Patricia Canavan
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2009-06-12
Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century
Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century, a week long summer institute for K-12 teachers in Massachusetts.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Deborah Cunningham
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2009-06-12
The Nine Who Dared: Crisis in Little Rock
"The Nine Who Dared: Crisis in Little Rock" an interactive play for middle and high school students about the desegregation crisis of 1957, presented at the John Adams Courthouse.
Theatre Espresso
Jamaica Plain, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Derek Nelson
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2009-06-12
Sail Massachusetts 2009 Tall Ships Youth Initiative
Educator stipends and printed program materials for Massachusetts youth visiting the Boston waterfront to view the tall ships festival this summer.
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Bruce Berman
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2009-03-13
Roxbury K-12 Education Residency
A partnership centered on a production of Much Ado About Nothing at Hibernian Hall involving eight Roxbury schools and organizations serving at-risk youth.
Actors' Shakespeare Project
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Lori Taylor
grant type: Project: Cultural Economic Development
awarded on: 2009-03-13
We, the Peoples
A hands-on, primary source teacher education program on Native American history that utilizes artifacts from the Robbins Museum, and allows participants to design their own curricula.
Massachusetts Archaeological Society
Middleboro, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)
project director: Mary T. Concannon
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2009-03-13
Understanding Daily Life in Falmouth
Third and fifth grade curriculum units that use local history materials on colonial life, maritime industry, the War of 1812, and the life of Katherine Lee Bates.
Falmouth Museums on the Green
Falmouth, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)
project director: Carolyn T. Powers
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2009-03-13
Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century
This week-long summer institute for K-12 educators will provide them with the content, skills, and resources needed to infuse more global content into classroom curricula. The goal is to provide teachers with the information needed to connect students to the wider world, providing them with an opportunity to challenge their own definition of self and of liberty and justice in various cultural contexts. The institute will include guest lectures, hands-on workshops, video conferences and other special presentations.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Julia de la Torre
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2008-06-13
History of North American Fisheries
Curriculum development for presentation on board the National Historic Landmark dory-fishing schooner Adventure, part of a plan to develop the schooner into a floating museum of North American fisheries. The curriculum will also be available for download to schools.
Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
Gloucester, MA, Essex County (Northeast)
project director: Martin Krugman
grant type: Project: Cultural Economic Development
awarded on: 2008-03-14
Revolutionary Ideals and Modern Debate: The Evolution of Liberty and Justice.
A series of four in-depth public programs and a teacher workshop exploring how the concepts of liberty and justice in the Bill of Rights have evolved in our country's history.
Old South Meeting House
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Michelle LeBlanc
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2007-12-14
Aspiring to Liberty: Middle Eastern Identities and Conflict in Context Summer Institute
A one-week summer institute cultivating teachers' understanding of the different ways liberty and justice are expressed in the Middle East. The institute will explore five themes: Colonialism and Modernity; Political Aspirations and Ideologies; Oil, Water, and Labor; Gender and Social Issues; and Ethnic and Religious Difference.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Deborah Cunningham
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2007-03-09
Between Revolutions: The Federal Period
The production and dissemination of elementary and middle school curriculum materials on the Federal Period of U.S. history.
Gore Place
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: Susan Katz
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2006-12-08
Tapping the Source
A series of workshops for secondary and post-secondary teachers, focusing on the use of primary sources.
Bristol Community College
Fall River, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)
project director: Andrew Hoffman
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2006-09-15
Destination Holyoke: Exhibition Series on Immigration and Migration to Holyoke
A four-exhibit series on immigration and migration to Holyoke.
Wistariahurst Museum Association, Inc
Holyoke, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)
project director: Kate N. Thibodeau
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2006-09-15
The Figure a Poem Makes
A workshop on the reading and writing of poetry for Berkshire County elementary, middle and high school teachers.
The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home
Lenox, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)
project director: David Dashiell
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2006-09-15
Unmuddling the Modern Middle East
A summer teachers' institute that will equip teachers with the knowledge and curricular resources necessary for teaching about the modern Middle East.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Deborah Cunningham
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2006-06-17
The ASP Teacher Institute at Emerson College
The Actors' Shakespeare Project's summer teaching institute on teaching Shakespeare, centering on their Boston production of Hamlet
Actors' Shakespeare Project
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Sara Stackhouse
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2006-06-17
Colonial America and the American Revolution: Experiencing the Past in Historic Lexington
Educational programs for K-12 students using the Lexington Historical Society's collection of documents and artifacts and its three Colonial properties that figured in the Battle of Lexington.
Lexington Historical Society
Lexington, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: Susan J. Bennett
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2006-06-17
Off the Page and On the Deck: The War of 1812 in Sailors' Own Words
A teacher workshop for 40 teachers on techniques for using primary sources in the classroom.
USS Constitution Museum
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Anne G. Rand
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2006-03-17
Freedom and Its Discontents, CANE Summer Institute 2006
Summer teachers' institute for classics teachers, with free public lectures on ancient philosophical theories of freedom.
Classical Association of New England
Natick, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: Ellen Perry
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2006-03-17
Over Time: Changes in Massachusetts Topography
A one-week summer institute on Massachusetts' history and geography for 25 teachers of grades 3-5.
EDCO Collaborative
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: Eileen McSwiney
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2006-03-17
The Holocaust: A Challenge to the Achievement of Liberty and Justice for All
A curriculum on the history and lessons of the Holocaust for high school and middle school students.
Hatikvah Holocaust Education & Resource Center
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)
project director: Robert Sternberg
grant type: Project: Liberty & Justice For All
awarded on: 2006-03-14
Curriculum Project: Immigration and Settlement in Watertown, 1630-2005
Development of a curriculum Sourcebook to provide information and lesson ideas for a study of immigration and settlement in Watertown over the past 375 years.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Anna Roelofs
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2005-09-10
Crossroads of Cultures: The Islamic World, 750-1400
A summer teachers' institute that will explore the ways that the proximity of Asia, Africa and Europe prompted cultural sharing and hybrids of many kinds in the Islamic world of the mid-8th to late 15th centuries.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Deborah Cunningham
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2005-06-10
Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail Guide
Revised and expanded booklet that will serve as a primary text for a Summer 2005 African American studies colloquium and for subsequent curriculum development in public school districts.
Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area
Salisbury, CT, Litchfield County (Berkshire)
project director: Rachel Fletcher
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2005-04-21
Maritime Trade between Salem, Massachusetts and India (1788-1845)
Development of a social studies curriculum material to present the flourishing trade that Massachusetts ports had with different ports of India for public schools.
Meru Educational Foundation
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)
project director: Vanita Shastri
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2004-09-17
Monkey Dance Distribution Grant
The distribution grant will cover the production of a high school teacher's guide to accompany the documentary, design and printing of a poster to promote local screenings, and film festival entry costs.
Center For Independent Documentary
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)
project director: Julie Mallozzi
grant type: Project: Media
awarded on: 2004-06-11
Yours for Humanity--Abby, A One-Act Play
A one-woman play about Abby Kelley Foster.
Worcester Women's History Project
Shrewsbury, MA, Worcester County (Central)
project director: Linda B. Rosenlund
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2004-06-11
The Genesis and Genius of Islam
An interdisciplinary summer institute on Islam. The course will explore the development of Islamic religious, social, and political life over time and across several cultures.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Deborah Cunningham
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2004-02-13
Connecting with History: A Local History Curriculum for New Bedford
A local history curriculum for fifth grade students and teachers in the New Bedford public schools consisting of reading, writing, research and interactive activities focused on New Bedford architecture, 19th century social and domestic history and Quakerism. Based on selected primary sources.
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)
project director: Blair Walker
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 2003-12-12
Once Upon a Time: Margaret Bruchac Presents Native American Folklore
M. Bruchac presents Native American versions of folktales in collaboration with the Wenham Museum's exhibit of the same theme. Two sessions will be held; one for teachers and adults, one for families. The Beverly group Help for Abused Women and Children will transport mothers and children free of charge.
Wenham Museum
Wenham, MA, Essex County (Northeast)
project director: Carolyn Simmonds
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2002-02-22
The Goody Parsons Case
A multifaceted program on witchcraft that builds on primary documents, historical artifacts, and humanities scholarship to develop public programs and exhibits to enrich K-12 curriculum.
Historic Northampton
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)
project director: Kerry Buckley
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2001-06-26
From Augustus to Augustine: The Roman World and its Enduring Legacy
CANE summer institute for teachers.
Classical Association of New England
Natick, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: Carla Goodnoh
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2001-05-17
Bringing Culture to Life Through Oral Tradition
A day-long conference for 70 K-12 teachers that features two scholars (Jamphel Gyatso and Rowland Abiodun) . The conference will include workshops that will explore cultural traditions of regions such as Tibet and Nigeria and will explore the issue of modernization and how it has affected these cultures.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Anne Watt
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2001-01-18
Only a Teacher
The distribution of a three-part series that explores the work of current teachers through the lens of history, to show how the profession developed, where it stands today and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. The film will be broadcast on PBS and distributed widely to schools, colleges and universities.
Smith College
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)
project director: Claudia Levin
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2000-06-09
Turns of the Centuries
The creation, piloting and early dissemination of curriculum that features the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association's primary document and artifact collection.
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Deerfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)
project director: Timothy Neumann
grant type: Project
awarded on: 2000-03-17
Making Freedom: A Sourcebook Publications Project
Five sourcebooks on African American history for K-12 teachers, to be published by Heinemann. This particular grant covers permissions costs.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Anna Roelofs
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Sweetness and Light: A Workshop for Teachers
A one and a half day workshop for upper elementary and middle school teachers. Held at Clark, this workshop will guide teachers in creating interdisciplinary, humanities-based curricula conceived for use both in and outside the classroom in coordination with local cultural resources; the exhibition of The Maple Sugar Paintings of Eastman Johnson will be a springboard for the workshop.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)
project director: Michael Cassin
grant type: Project: K-12
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Seafarers and Society: Who Defended American Shores in 1812?
Support for a symposium designed to bring recent scholarship in maritime history to an audience of teachers and the general public, covering topics appealing to people interested in the human dimension of seafaring during the War of 1812.
USS Constitution Museum
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director:
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Meet Lucy Stone
Judith Black's Lucy Stone performance at the Dorchester YMCA.
AfterSchool Partners
Newton, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: Cindy Weiner
grant type: Resource Center
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Video Series On Central Asia
Post-production and distribution of the filming of a five-part lecture series for educators K-12, "Central Asia: Islamic Diversity from the Mongols to the Present."
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Nina Olff
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Voices of Diversity: Literature Connecting Worcester Teachers to the Cultures of Their Students
Professional development initiative to expose Worcester teachers to their students' varied cultures through the study of literature.
Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)
project director: Gale Nigrosh
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Teachers As Scholars/Boston Public Schools Humanities Seminars, Summer 2002
A series of humanities seminars offered to BPS teachers to enrich curriculum and humanities pedagogy.
Teachers As Scholars, Inc.
Newton, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)
project director: William Holinger
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Scribbling Women
Curriculum, lesson plans, and web site development relating to the radio play production of Sarah Orne Jewett's "The Flight of Betsey Lane", distributed by NPR in February/March 2002.
Public Media Foundation
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Valerie Henderson
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
John B. Gough: One Man Play & Curriculum Hillside Restoration Project
The Hillside Restoration Project and the Boylston Historical Society present an interpretive and educational program on John B Gough. The program consists of a one-man play and corresponding curriculum for the Boylston Public Schools.
Boylston Historical Society
Boylston, MA, Worcester County (Central)
project director: Nel Lazour
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
The Goody Parsons Case: A Journey to the 17th Century, Phase 2
Implementation of a multi-level learning experience regarding the 17th century, via the exploration of the Goody Parsons witchcraft case. Phase 2 includes: (1) structuring the website to include curriculum materials and student activities, and (2) introducing these resources to teachers via workshops.
Historic Northampton
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)
project director: Kerry Buckley
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Making Freedom II: African Americans in U.S. History
Year two of the "Making Freedom" educational initiative to bring a more complete history of African American life into pre-college classrooms. The program is a seven-day summer institute.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Anna Roelofs
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Boston by the Seas K-12 Access Program
A pilot program giving K-12 students in the Boston area access to the waterfront, harbor tour: "Boston by Sea: A Musical Cruise through Boston's Past." An accompanying teacher's guide will be developed.
Boston History Collaborative
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Robert M. Krim
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
The Indians Who Met the Pilgrims Kit Revitalization Project
A prototype museum kit/curriculum unit about the Wampanoag people of Massachusetts.
Children's Museum
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Juli Brownrigg
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Massachusetts Capitol Forum on America's Future
A series of professional development workshops for teachers using methods and curriculum materials developed by the Choices for the 21st Century Education Project at Brown University.
Teacher Center for Global Studies
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)
project director: Mimi Stephens
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Cambodian Humanities Internet Curriculum
K-12 dissemination project aimed at upgrading on-line curriculum materials that use Cambodian traditional arts to promote understanding of Khmer culture in schools and communities across the state.
World Education
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Alan C. Morgan
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Scribbling Women
The dramatization of "Afterward," by Edith Wharton - one of the ten short stories included in the second Scribbling Women collection - and accompanying related curriculum and lesson plans.
Public Media Foundation
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Valerie Henderson
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Agents of Social Change in the Classroom
A week-long teacher training institute in using selected documents from several recently opened collections collectively known as the Agents for Social Justice. The intent of this program is to provide the same level of engagement with the documents, scholarly background and curriculum support. The program will be geared for both middle and high school teachers.
Smith College
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)
project director: Kathleen Banks Nutter
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Voices from Three Centuries: Teaching U.S. History with Primary Source Materials
A week-long summer institute for middle and high school teachers aimed at helping teachers learn to conduct archival research so that they may enhance curricula in English Language Arts and New England social and cultural history from the 18th century through the 20th centuries. In addition, there will be a follow-up session and public presentation in the fall.
Porter Phelps Huntington Foundation
Hadley, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)
project director: Marla Miller
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Favorite Poem Project Institute for Massachusetts Educators
A 2001 summer poetry institute for Massachusetts educators, designed to affect lasting improvements to the teaching of poetry in Massachusetts schools. A 5-day program on Boston University's Charles River campus will immerse 50 teachers and administrators in the art of poetry, reinforcing their familiarity with a broad range of poems-contemporary authors and great authors of the past, both American and those from foreign cultures.
Trustees of Boston University
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)
project director: Robert Pinsky
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Workable Peace
A curriculum and professional development project on inter-group conflict management for high school students and educators. Workable Peace aims to help teenagers understand why inter-group conflicts start, why some of these conflicts lead to violence, and how violent inter-group conflicts can be prevented and ended.
Consensus Building Institute
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: David Fairman
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Making Freedom: African-Americans in United States History
A two-year professional development initiative including a teacher training institute to introduce Massachusetts middle and high school teachers to major resources in African-American intellectual history.
Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)
project director: Anna Roelofs
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16
Isaiah Thomas-Patriot Printer
A combination of theatrical performance by a professional actor and a facsimile/curriculum packet containing historic documents and graphic images from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. The packet will contain background materials and lesson plans developed by classroom teachers from grades five through high school.
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)
project director: James D. Moran
grant type: Project
awarded on: 1999-11-16

Teacher Related Events
Sat, March 15, 2014 9:00 AM — 3:30 PM
Global Encounters in Early America: Teaching World History Through Art and Objects
This workshop for K-12 teachers presented by the College of Holy Cross, American Antiquarian Society, and the New England History Teachers Association is offered in conjunction with a loan exhibition of objects reflecting Americans' global networks in the early republic, on view at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross. Participants will explore the exhibition and its historical themes and, guided by a secondary school social studies teacher, consider ways of teaching history, literature, and visual art through objects. The exhibition includes printed materials - maps, voyage narratives, and illustrated travels, along with decorative arts such as Chinese and English silks and ceramics, Indian cottons, and Caribbean mahogany. By participating in this global trade-based economy, American transformed everyday life in the eighteenth and early nineteenth-centuries. points are available to teachers attending this workshop.
Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, Worcester County, MA (Central)

http://college.holycross.edu/projects/globalencounters/ge-events.html
cost: The fee for this program is $20, which covers refreshments, lunch, and a copy of the illustrated exhibition catalog.
Mon, October 28, 2013 4:30 PM — 8:00 PM
"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" Teacher Workshop
"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" is a new 6-part documentary series on African American history. Building upon existing research and drawing from recent scholarship, Harvard professor and host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will guide viewers on an engaging journey across continents and centuries to shed new light on the experience of being African American. To coincide with the broadcast of this new series, WGBH will host a workshop that will introduce middle/high school history and social studies teachers to a suite of new and engaging resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning of African American history. Professor Gates will open the workshop with a keynote address, which will be followed by a screening of clips from the series, a tour of the educator website, and a presentation of the teachers’ guide, lesson plans, and other classroom supports.
WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street
Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
Sat, October 5, 2013 12:00 pm — 4:30 pm
Free Teacher Day at Historic Deerfield
Historic Deerfield invites all pre-K through grade 12 teachers to visit the museum where they can meet members of our Education Staff to find out more about social studies resources at Historic Deerfield, and use their complimentary General Admission ticket to enjoy a lovely fall day at the museum. rn rnGeneral Admission entitles teachers to sample all of the museum, which includes: six furnished museum houses each interpreting a different story; The Flynt Center of Early New England Life, which displays a range of our collections in modern galleries; the Apprentices' Workshop, where visitors learn about, and try, the processes of woodworking, weaving and pottery; and the Silver and Metalware Collection that includes silver pieces made by Paul Revere. Saturday, October 5 also features historic trades demonstrations by Tinsmith Bill McMillen and Blacksmith Rick Martin. Also featured on this day is From Nature to Color: Fun with Natural Dyes from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the History Workshop building.rn rnIn addition, teachers who sign up on the day of the event will be able to sample some of our field trip offerings such as Open Hearth Cooking, a visit to the one-room schoolhouse, and a textile activity where people learn to card wool and weave on a loom. Claire Carlson, Education Program Coordinator, will be on hand with teaching materials to share, and teaching objects and kits to show. For an overview of programs that are available, visit http://www.historic-deerfield.org/plan-your-visit/educational-programs/.rn rnTeacher attendees will also receive a 10% discount at the Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore.rnCasual lunch is available for purchase at the Deerfield Lunch Box which is a food truck located outside of Hall Tavern Visitor Center. Sit-down lunch is available at Champney's Restaurant and Tavern at the Deerfield Inn.
80 Old Main Street
Deerfield, Franklin County, MA (CT Valley)
Sun, July 14, 2013 — Sat, July 20, 2013
Jump At the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston and Her Eatonville Roots
The Florida Humanities Council invites K- 12 educators from across the U.S. to explore the impact of Eatonville, Florida on the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God. Writer, folklorist, anthropologist, and arguably the most significant collector and interpreter of Southern African-American culture, Hurston spent her childhood in Eatonville, the oldest incorporated black municipality in America. This week-long workshop will be led by distinguished historians, folklorists, and literature scholars. Participants will stay at Rollins College, located in Winter Park near Eatonville and Orlando. Application deadline is March 04, 2013.
Rollins College
Winter Park, County, FL ()

contact: (727) 873-2009
http://floridahumanities.org/Teachers/Zora
cost: See details on web site
Sun, July 7, 2013 — Sat, July 13, 2013
Jump At the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston and Her Eatonville Roots
The Florida Humanities Council invites K- 12 educators from across the U.S. to explore the impact of Eatonville, Florida on the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God. Writer, folklorist, anthropologist, and arguably the most significant collector and interpreter of Southern African-American culture, Hurston spent her childhood in Eatonville, the oldest incorporated black municipality in America. This week-long workshop will be led by distinguished historians, folklorists, and literature scholars. Participants will stay at Rollins College, located in Winter Park near Eatonville and Orlando. Application deadline is March 04, 2013.
Rollins College
Winter Park, County, FL ()

contact: (727) 873-2009
http://floridahumanities.org/Teachers/Zora
cost: See details on web site
Tue, April 16, 2013 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
The Emergence of Jim Crow Online Teacher Seminar
African Americans emerged from Reconstruction in the 1870s with the protection of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments. They took their places as free and increasingly successful citizens in the 1880s. During that decade in the South, African Americans voted, served on juries, won public office, pursued education, and improved their economic status. In response to these successes, in the 1890s, white Southerners undertook the systematic implementation of white supremacy under a regime that became known as Jim Crow.
online
, County, ()
Wed, March 20, 2013 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
The Causes and Consequences of Indian Removal Online Teacher Seminar
As soon as Europeans arrived in North America, they claimed land that belonged to Indians. By the 1820s Indians had been displaced from millions of acres, but there remained about 120,000 Indians in the territories east of the Mississippi. White Americans saw them as an obstacle to national expansion, profit, and progress. They were “savages” who could not live side-by-side with civilized people. They had to be moved. nnHow did Native Americans attitudes toward the land contrast with those of white Americans? How did the federal government justify its policy of removal? How did Native Americans respond to it? How did it ultimately affect them? Using resources from the Library of Congress’s American Memory Timeline and the National Humanities Center’s teaching anthologies, this online seminar will explore these and other questions.
online
, County, ()
Thu, March 14, 2013 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
The Causes of the Great Depression Online Teacher Seminar
What caused the Great Depression? Stock speculation? Market manipulation? Easy credit? Excessive debt? A real estate bubble? Growing wage and income inequality? International factors? All of the above? Join us to find out.
online
, County, ()
Thu, March 7, 2013 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
The Business of America and the Consumer Economy of the 1920s Online Teacher Seminar
“The chief business of the American people is business.” President Calvin Coolidge said those oft-quoted words in a speech to newspaper editors in 1925. Coolidge and many others went much further, claiming that business was nothing less than America’s religion. “Through business, properly conceived, managed, and conducted” wrote efficiency expert Edward E. Purinton in 1921, “the human race is finally to be redeemed.” How did business acquire its cultural significance in the 1920s? What effect did the obsession with business have on American society? And what of the prosperity it bred? Was it anchored in sound economics, or was it sustained only by dreams and illusions?
online
, County, ()
Tue, March 5, 2013 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
Teaching The Great Gatsby: A Common Core Close Reading Online Teacher Seminar
Published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has transcended the era of its creation to become a classic. It describes the moral and spiritual toll exacted by that quintessentially American quest, the pursuit of happiness, the “orgiastic future” that “year by year recedes before us.” This online seminar will explore the novel’s themes and language and suggest ways to teach it through close reading.
online
, County, ()
Thu, February 28, 2013 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
The American Business Revolution: Corporate Consolidation in the Nineteenth Century Online Teacher Seminar
In the decades after the Civil War the growth of urban markets, the creation of an efficient distribution system, the development of a highly motivated work force, and the availability of vast amounts of capital transformed the agricultural, craft-centered economy of the United States into a modern industrial powerhouse. But with this growth came instability. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, as quickly as gains were made, depressions and recessions wiped them out. With no effective government policy or regulation to promote security, business acted to stabilize markets. By establishing cartels, trusts, and holding companies, and by gaining control of industrial processes from raw materials to sales, American business leaders revolutionized the economy and became almost a second set of Founders. Who won and who lost in this revolution? Did it strengthen or weaken democracy? Was bigger better?
online
, County, ()
Thu, February 21, 2013 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
Economic Development of the West in the Late Nineteenth Century Online Teacher Seminar
Between 1845 and 1848 the United States acquired 1.2 million square miles of western territory. This expansion aggravated old tensions between the North and the South over the institution of slavery, and those tensions eventually tore the nation apart. But when the War ended, the United States found itself transformed. Not only was it united once again, but it was free of slavery and in possession of vast new lands, rich in mineral wealth and promise. How did Americans exploit this new territory? How did the West remake and redefine the nation? Using Primary Resource Sets from the Library of Congress and primary source collections from the National Humanities Center, this online teacher seminar will address these and other questions.
online
, County, ()
Tue, August 14, 2012 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
My Neighbor, My Enemy: The American Revolution as a Civil War
The National Humanities Center is proud to offer FREE online professional development for teachers in the TPS Eastern Region. This live, interactive seminar is led by a distinguished scholar and focuses on the close reading of primary resources from the Library of Congress's American Memory Timeline and the Center's America in Class Primary Sources. The seminar is built around a key question that will guide participants through these rich collections of primary resources and enable participants to organize coherent lessons with them.
online
, County, ()
Tue, August 7, 2012 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
Trying to Settle In: Why Some New World Colonies Failed and Others Succeeded
The National Humanities Center is proud to offer FREE online professional development for teachers in the TPS Eastern Region. This live, interactive seminar is led by a distinguished scholar and focuses on the close reading of primary resources from the Library of Congress's American Memory Timeline and the Center's America in Class Primary Sources. The seminar is built around a key question that will guide participants through these rich collections of primary resources and enable participants to organize coherent lessons with them.
online
, County, ()
Fri, March 30, 2012 8:30am — 5:30pm
NEH Picturing America Arts Integration Conference
The one-day conference will give upper elementary teachers the tools to create innovative and effective instructional practices for integrating art, music, and poetry into thematic social studies curricula at the upper elementary level. Each of the two primary sessions will feature a pivotal period in American history—Revolutionary War and the Great Migration—using images from the Picturing America collection. The afternoon will include a planning session during which participants apply the practices presented at the conference to design an interdisciplinary lesson for their classrooms. The conference concludes with a tour of the new Art of the Americas Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, led by MFA curatorial and education departments.
Wheelock College
Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)

contact: 617.254.8904 ext. 206
http://conservatorylab.org/news/special-news/
cost: Application, available on website, must be submitted by December 15th, 2011.
Thu, February 23, 2012 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
Opportunity Costs: The Perils and Profits of Assimilation
The National Humanities Center is proud to offer FREE online professional development for teachers in the TPS Eastern Region. This live, interactive seminar is led by a distinguished scholar and focuses on the close reading of primary resources from the Library of Congress's American Memory Timeline and the Center's America in Class Primary Sources. The seminar is built around a key question that will guide participants through these rich collections of primary resources and enable participants to organize coherent lessons with them.
online
, County, ()
Thu, January 19, 2012 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
For Union and Freedom: African Americans in the Civil War
The National Humanities Center is proud to offer FREE online professional development for teachers in the TPS Eastern Region. This live, interactive seminar is led by a distinguished scholar and focuses on the close reading of primary resources from the Library of Congress's American Memory Timeline and the Center's America in Class Primary Sources. The seminar is built around a key question that will guide participants through these rich collections of primary resources and enable participants to organize coherent lessons with them.
online
, County, ()
Mon, June 20, 2011 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
A Local Lens: Histories of the Pioneer Valley
Local history topics presented by Easthampton High School Advanced Placement US History Class ranging from Shay's Rebellion to the Pascommuck Incident, Underground Railroad, Easthampton in the Civil War and World War II, Counterculture of the 1960s, and many more.
Ann Boynton Theater, Easthampton High School
Easthampton, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

contact: 413-529-1585 x205
cost: free
Tue, June 14, 2011 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
A Book in Hand: Leading Multiple Copy Storytimes with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Learn about The Carle’s newest storytime model grounded in The Whole Book Approach, and how using multiple copies of a single picture book during storytime programs and classroom circle-times can benefit babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults alike. Explore the picture book as a visual art form and a physical object and examine connections between verbal and visual literacy through this innovative approach to looking, listening, learning and communicating.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road
Amherst, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

contact: (413) 658-1100
http://www.carlemuseum.org
cost: $40 (Members $35); Registration is required. http://www.carlemuseum.org/Register
Sun, June 5, 2011 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM
Talking about Words and Pictures with Jarrett Krosoczka
Join The Carle’s bookseller, blogger, and book-lover, Andy Laties as he engages picture book artists and authors in conversation about their beginnings and their books. Please note, this program will be filmed by Northampton Community Television. Book signing to follow.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road
Amherst, 01002 County, MA (CT Valley)

contact: (413) 658-1100
http://www.carlemuseum.org
cost: Regular Museum Admission: $9 Adults, $6 Seniors 65+/Youth 1-18/Student/ Teacher, $22.50 Family, Free Members/Children under 1
Sat, April 30, 2011 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Kite Tales
Come fly a kite with a collection of Fields Corner stories on its tail! Not enough? How about a video story booth, snacks, and an open DJ booth - bring your music. Submit a story to add to the tail at a kite story box at the Fields Corner Public Library or at Fun Tea Cafe, both on Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner.
Town Field, corner of Dorchester Ave. and Park St.
Dorchester, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)

cost: free
Wed, February 9, 2011 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM
"Something to Marvel At": Urban Life in America, 1880-1910
The National Humanities Center is proud to offer FREE online professional development for teachers in the TPS Eastern Region. This live, interactive seminar is led by a distinguished scholar and focuses on the close reading of primary resources from the Library of Congress's American Memory Timeline and the Center's America in Class Primary Sources. The seminar is built around a key question that will guide participants through these rich collections of primary resources and enable participants to organize coherent lessons with them.
online
, County, ()
Mon, November 8, 2010 6:30 PM — 8:30 pm
An Evening with Theatre Espresso
Join Theatre Espresso and Amherst writer Bruce Watson, author of Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants and the Struggle for the American Dream, at a reception to celebrate the opening of the company's eighteenth season. The evening will feature a performance of the new play "American Tapestry: Immigrant Children of the Bread and Roses Strike," which is the centerpiece of Mass Humanities new partnership with Theatre Espresso. RSVP by October 20th.
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street
Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)

cost: suggested donation $15
Sat, October 2, 2010 12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Homestead Hayfest
Join us for our family-friendly outdoor festival in celebration of the Jackson Homestead. Learn through hands-on activities how Newton families lived in the 1800s. Travel back in time to the 19th century as you learn to weave wool into cloth, make your own butter, press your own cider, and much more! Rain date Sunday October 3.
Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street,
Newton, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest)

contact: 617-796-1450
www.historicnewton.org
cost: free
Sun, September 26, 2010 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Celebrate Hispanic Culture Month
Learn more about Hispanic culture both in the United States and in Central and South America through postage stamps. Do stamp games and puzzles about all of the Latin American countries including making a map using stamps from each nation. Create national flag mosaics using postage stamps. View exhibits of famous Hispanic individuals on US postage stamps and see stamps celebrating famous people and events from all Latin American nations. Do arts and crafts activities and have your photo made into a stamp. Children take home free stamps. Exhibits on display between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15
Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Regis College, 235 Wellesley St.
Weston, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)

contact: (781) 768-8367
http://www.spellman.org
cost: Adults $8, Seniors $5, Children free
Thu, August 12, 2010 11:00 am — Thu, August 19, 2010 4:15 pm
Reading the Past … Uncovering Curriculum
Join museum staff and guests for an in-depth look at how primary source documents can be used in the classroom. This two-day workshop combines hands-on activities with lectures, group-work, and self-guided explorations of the museum’s extensive collection of artifacts representing 11,000 years of Native American history. Participants will be asked to contribute a one-page reading reflection and a lesson-plan outline. Experts will be on-hand to answer questions, provide background, and assist with K-W-L and multi-genre activities. Leave with some great strategies for and some general information on crafting solid curriculum outlines that are easily adapted for your classroom use!
17 Jackson Street
Middleboro, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)

contact: (508) 759-7955
http://www.massarchaeology.org
cost: $25.00/session; discount for both sessions & teams of 4+ educators
Mon, June 21, 2010 — Fri, July 16, 2010
Mozart's Worlds Teachers Institute in Austria
A four-week interdisciplinary institute for teachers in Vienna sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Successful applicants will study Mozart’s life; the historical context and the built environment of Vienna, where he spent the last ten years of his life; and two of the operas which secured his fame in Vienna during the final decade of his life. Through this study of his life and some of his greatest compositions, we will try to deepen our understanding and appreciation of Mozart as perhaps the most universal of all composers. See website for full details.
Vienna, Austria
, County, ()

contact: (937) 229-4229
http://campus.udayton.edu/~nehinstitute2010
cost: Application Deadline March 2, 2010. Costs and stipend information available on website.
Sat, June 5, 2010 9:00 AM — 3:30 PM
Webinars: A New Way of Connecting Museums and Schools – Workshop
Webinars are a creative tool that museums can use to reach out to schools and new audiences. Join us as Tom Daccord of EdTechTeacher introduces ways to use this exciting technology that combines traditional classroom methods—visual media, white board writing, and conversation—allowing participants to virtually be a part of a larger classroom. Workshop registration is open to museum professionals, educators, and others who are interested in learning how webinars can help their organization interact and connect with audiences around the world. The workshop is supported by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.
National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)

contact: (781) 457-4131
http://monh.org/Default.aspx?tabid=603
cost: $25 includes lunch and morning coffee
Fri, June 4, 2010 9:00 AM — 3:30 PM
Webinars: A New Way of Connecting Museums and Schools – Workshop
Webinars are a creative tool that museums can use to reach out to schools and new audiences. Join us as Tom Daccord of EdTechTeacher introduces ways to use this exciting technology that combines traditional classroom methods—visual media, white board writing, and conversation—allowing participants to virtually be a part of a larger classroom. Workshop registration is open to museum professionals, educators, and others who are interested in learning how webinars can help their organization interact and connect with audiences around the world. The workshop is supported by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.
National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Rd.
Lexington, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)

contact: (781) 457-4131
http://monh.org/Default.aspx?tabid=603
cost: $25 includes lunch and morning coffee
Thu, May 27, 2010 6:00 pm — 9:00 PM
Unveiling of Immigrant Murals by Lowell High School Students
For the past 4 months, students from Lowell High School have been creating 17 large-scale portable mural panels depicting Lowell's immigrant history. Additional entertainment and hors d'oeuvres accompany the first public viewing of the panels.
United Teen Equality Center, 34 Hurd Street
Lowell, Middlesex County, MA (Northeast)
Thu, May 20, 2010 7:30 PM — 8:30 PM
The Belden Farm: Keeping a Way of Life Alive
The Hatfield Historical Society presents a program of local agricultural history. Through wars, floods, fire, market collapse, and untimely deaths, the Belden Farm in North Hatfield has reinvented itself to survive more than 200 years along the Connecticut River. From broom corn and sheep, to onions, tobacco, cucumbers and dairy, 12 generations of the Belden family have worked the land and crossed the road to swap farmhouses as one generation stepped back to make way for the next. Come hear members of the Belden/Williams family talk about what they’ve survived in the past and what challenges lie ahead. Refreshments provided.
Congregational Church Parlors (enter at side door) Main St.
Hatfield, Hampshire County, MA (CT Valley)

contact: (413) 247-0308
http://hatfieldhistory.weebly.com
cost: free
Wed, April 14, 2010 7:30 pm
Uncivil Discourse
NEH Chairman Jim Leach and historian and essayist Jill Lepore will discuss the state of political discourse in America, past and present. This program is part of a fifty-state American Civility Tour that Leach is conducting to raise awareness of how divisive and potentially dangerous harsh and hateful language can be. Leach believes that the exchange of ideas and the consideration of other viewpoints are central to the humanities and that we need to bring this spirit of reason back into politics.
Antiquarian Hall, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St.
Worcester, Worcester County, MA (Central)

contact: (508) 755-5221
http://masshumanities.org/?p=discourse
cost: Free and open to the public.
Thu, March 25, 2010 6:00 pm — 8:00 Pm
Modern Day Slavery
Did you know that today there are an estimated 27 million people enslaved around the world, on all six inhabited continents, and in the United States? Slavery is not just an historical phenomenon, but a contemporary problem that continues to persist in many forms all over the world. Join Primary Source for an informative and insightful discussion with some of the most prominent figures leading the fight against slavery in the 21st century. You'll hear from multiple perspectives about the chilling realities of human trafficking and bondage, and the social movements that are working to help victims and abolish the practice of modern day slavery.
Boston Public Library (Copley Square Branch), Rabb Lecture Hall
Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)

contact: (617) 923-9933 x18
http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=hlKUK9PRJiITLkK&s=aqIMLVPuHdIRK1OCLoH&m=jpKPJWPvGiK0F
cost: Free and open to all - high school students welcome!
Sat, October 3, 2009 10:00 am
Lincoln Legacy Town Hall: Lincoln, Douglass, and the Transformative Power of Words
The National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, Mass Humanities, and several local co-conveners, present this thought-provoking panel discussion to encourage and inspire people of all ages to dedicate themselves to personal, community and national educational goals. Panelists include Hill Harper, Gary Ross and John Stauffer.
Student Center Ballroom, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
Sun, July 5, 2009 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Civil War Day
Meet young people in period dress from the Civil War era and learn about life in the 1860s. Figure out the meanings of "sawbones," "seeing the elephant" and other slang used by soldiers.
East Lawn of Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)

contact: (617) 876-4491
http://www.nps.gov/long
cost: free
Sun, July 5, 2009 4:00 PM
Gettysburg Addressed
19th-century statesman and orator Edward Everett (portrayed by Jim Cooke) and President Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by Phillip Chetwynd) discuss that fateful day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863. Deborah Anne Goss performs anti-slavery songs and rallies support for the President.
East Lawn of Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle Street
Cambridge, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)

contact: (617) 876-4491
http://www.nps.gov/long
cost: free
Wed, July 1, 2009
All Hands on Deck: A Sailor's Life in 1812
Scrubbing the decks on hands and knees… the roar of cannon fire in the distance… scrambling aloft to furl a sail in gale force winds… finally crawling into your hammock to get a few hours of rest before facing the unknown of another day. Adventurers of all ages are invited to set sail on an extraordinary voyage of discovery at the USS Constitution Museum in our newest exhibit, "All Hands on Deck: A Sailor’s Life in 1812!" Come meet crew members who served on board the legendary “Old Ironsides” in the War of 1812 and experience life at sea.
USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)

contact: (617) 426-1812
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/news_events/calendar_of_events.htm
cost: Admission is by donation
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