K-12 Programs

School Visit at AASThe American Antiquarian Society is committed to helping to improve the ways in which American history and literature are taught and learned in public and private primary and secondary schools. The Society seeks, wherever possible, to join with teachers, school administrators, scholars, and other interested individuals and organizations in developing important and challenging educational initiatives that will have a positive impact in classrooms locally and nationally.

The Society can best achieve this goal by concentrating its K-12 efforts on undertakings that place the resources of the AAS library and the subject-area expertise of AAS staff, members, research fellows, and others in the Society's scholarly community at the service of school teachers and administrators in providing new curricula and new ways of teaching history and literature through the use of facsimiles of primary source material in the classroom.


K-12 Digital Resources
These resources contain a variety materials, including lesson plans and primary sources, useful for k-12 education.

Class Visits and Group Tours
A class visit can be a great way to introduce your grade 6-12 students to special collections, the research process, and original primary sources.

Isaiah Thomas—Patriot Printer Immerse your students in historic primary source materials with a dynamic theatrical presentation about Isaiah Thomas (1749–1831), a printer who was instrumental in starting the American Revolution and then, as the foremost publisher in the Early Republic, created a uniquely American literature and culture.

2021 NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Educators
This Institute is both a colloquium and a hands-on workshop that will explore how media was used during the Age of the American Revolution, a critical era of change in the American news milieu, in media use, in business, politics, and community life.

Workshops for K-12 Educators
These highly interactive workshops allow teachers to explore a variety of historic images, newspapers, books, maps, and manuscripts from the AAS collections

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