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Professional Development Day:

"The First Republic, 1789 — 1844 "

March 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2008
Held at Old Sturbridge Village
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

8:00 Welcome and Introduction, Fuller Conference Center

8:30 Overview Lecture: "The First Republic," by Dr. Robert Gross, Draper Chair of Early American History at the University of Connecticut

9:30 Q & A

9:45 Break

10:00 Third Grade Teachers: Using Artifacts and Museum Resources, Bette Lotterman, Coordinator of Education at Old Sturbridge Village
  High School & Fifth Grade Teachers: Primary Source Document Workshop: The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, with Dr. Gross

10:45 Breakout Sessions for Fifth Grade and High School Teachers

11:45 Group 1: Fifth Grade Teachers
  Group 2: High School Teachers
Discuss how to use the information from morning lecture in classroom; one-half hour with Dr. Gross for more in-depth discussion related to grade-level standards

11:50 Buffet Lunch — Oliver Wight Tavern

12:45 Directed Village Exploration — choose from the following:

1:45 Wrap-up Session in Fuller Conference Center Discuss findings in the Village.

2:15 Conclusion

 

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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