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Professional Development Day:

"Civil War and Reconstruction, 1845-1876"

September 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2008
Held at AAS
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Robert E. Bonner, Dartmouth College

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

8:15-8:40 Presentation by Lonnie Kaufman from the Donahue Institute, grant evaluator, Elmarion Room

8:45-9:45 Break

10:00-11:30 Breakout sessions:
High school: "War of Words: Three Speeches on the American Crisis," led by Dr. Bonner, Goddard-Daniels House lounge
Third grade: "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave," Bette Lotterman from Old Sturbridge Village, Elmarion Room
Fifth grade: "North and South: Diverging Economies and Cultures," Council room

11:35-12:05 Breakout sessions:
High school: "MCAS and US History Final Exams" with Colleen Kelly in the Goddard-Daniels House lounge
Fifth grade: Lunch in the Dining Room
Third grade: Lunch in the Dining Room

12:10-12:40 Breakout sessions:
High school: Lunch in the Dining Room
Fifth grade: "'Follow the Cannon': A Reading of Clara Barton's Civil War Letters," Lynne McKenney Lydick, Elmarion Room
Third grade: "'Follow the Cannon': A Reading of Clara Barton's Civil War Letters," Lynne McKenney Lydick, Elmarion Room

12:45-2:00 Breakout sessions:
High school: "Four Civil War Battles," Council Room
Fifth grade: "Frameworks, Curriculum, and MCAS Connections," Colleen Kelly, Elmarion Room
Third grade: "Frameworks, Curriculum, and MCAS Connections," Colleen Kelly, Elmarion Room

1:55-2:30 Conclusion, Elmarion Room and Council Room

 

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

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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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