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History Workshops for K-12 Educators

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) can provide professional development programs for Teaching American History (TAH) grants or district-based teacher training. The AAS research library and learning center is dedicated to pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. Since 2001, AAS has worked with twelve TAH programs from throughout New England. We have provided training for small groups in rural districts, as well as mandatory programs for hundreds of educators in urban settings. We can partner with you to devise and administer an entire program or conduct individualized workshops and seminars. The Society continues to introduce new offerings and is eager to work with you and your staff to develop a program that will satisfy all your requirements.

We currently offer daylong teacher-training programs on the following subjects:

Each program is complete and self-contained, consisting of a lecture and discussion session with a prominent historian/scholar; two hands-on workshops with primary sources from the AAS collections; and special presentations on historical sources with the AAS staff. Participants work directly with actual historical documents and images in the workshops. Then they are provided with digital and paper facsimiles of these same materials so that they can replicate the workshop experiences with students in their own classrooms. All programs are multidisciplinary and comply with national and state curriculum frameworks. They even include pre- and post-session assessments.

 

For further information please contact:

James David Moran
Director of Outreach
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA 01609
508-471-2131
jmoran[at]mwa.org

Kayla Haveles
Education Coordinator
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA 01609
508-471-2129
khaveles[at]mwa.org

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