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Professional Development Day:

"The West, 1783-1920"

April 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2008
Held at AAS
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

8:00-8:15 Welcome and Introduction, Elmarion Room

8:15-9:15 Lecture by Jack Larkin, Elmarion Room

9:15-9:30 Break

9:30-11:00 Breakout sessions:
High school: Northwest Ordinance & other document with Jack Larkin in the Goddard-Daniels House lounge
Fifth grade: "Exploring Lewis & Clark" with Amy Sopcak-Joseph in the Council Room
Third grade: "Music of the West" with Skip Gorman in the Elmarion Room

11:05-11:35 Breakout sessions:
High school: "History & Social Science MCAS Exam" with Colleen Kelly in the Goddard-Daniels House lounge
Fifth grade: Lunch in the Dining Room
Third grade: Lunch in the Dining Room

11:40-12:10 Breakout sessions:
High school: Lunch in the Dining Room
Fifth grade: "Music of the West" with Skip Gorman in the Goddard- Daniels House lounge
Third grade: Library Materials Exhibit in the Council Room

12:15-1:05 Breakout sessions:.
High school: "The Miner's Ten Commandments" with Jim Moran in the Council Room
Elementary school: "Reading Historical Images of The West" with Jack Larkin in the Elmarion Room

1:10-1:55 Breakout sessions:
High school: "The West in Documents and Images" with Jim Moran in the Council Room
Fifth grade: "History & Social Science MCAS Exam" with Colleen Kelly in the Goddard-Daniels House lounge
Third grade: "Traveler's Trunk" with Old Sturbridge Village staff in the Elmarion Room

1:55-2:30 Conclusion (feedback and post-test)

 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:

James David Moran
Director of Outreach
(508) 471-2131
jmoran[at]mwa.org

or

Amy Lynn Sopcak-Joseph
Education Coordinator
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA 01609
508-471-2129
asopcak[at]mwa.org

Additional 
Information

For more information, contact:
Amy Lynn Sopcak-Joseph
Education Coordinator
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA 01609
508-471-2129
asopcak[at]mwa.org

 

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