Programs > K-12 Programs > Teaching American History > Securing the Blessings of Liberty > Professional Development Days

The Constitution and its Predecessors

September 28, 29, 30, 2010
Goddard-Daniels House
American Antiquarian Society
190 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Lead Scholar: Dr. Donald Brand, College of the Holy Cross


8:00-8:15 Introduction and welcome
Goddard-Daniels House (GDH) Lounge
8:15-9:00 Presentation by Donahue Institute
GDH Lounge
9:00-10:15 "America, One Founding or Two?" with Donald Brand
GDH Lounge
10:15-10:35 Break
10:35-12:00 Breakout sessions:
High school: Document session with Donald Brand, Council Room
Fifth grade: "The Evolution of Government in America, part 1" with Billy Letendre, Elmarion Room
12:00-12:40 Lunch for everyone, Dining Room
12:45-1:55 Breakout sessions:
High school: District-wide final exam scores with Colleen Kelly, Council Room
Room Fifth grade: "The Evolution of Government in America, part 2" with Billy Letendre, Elmarion Room
1:55-2:30 Conclusion


Please plan to arrive at 7:45 a.m., as we will begin the program at 8 a.m. The program will begin at 190 Salisbury Street, which is a property owned by AAS called the Goddard-Daniels House.

Parking is on-street only and will be available on Regent Street, Montvale Avenue, and Massachusetts Avenue. We encourage you to car pool with your fellow teachers.

High school teachers, please leave all unnecessary bags and personal items at home or in your car. You will spend part of the day in the AAS library, and it is library policy that for security reasons all purses and other personal items must be secured in lockers. Having to put your belongings in a locker will slow us down considerably! All you will need is a pencil (pens are not allowed in the library); laptops can also be accommodated. You may also want to bring a sweater, as the library is climate-controlled and tends to be on the colder side.


For more information, contact:
Amy Lynn Sopcak-Joseph
Education Coordinator
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA 01609