Primary Sources in the Classroom: Teaching the Civil War

Hannah Weisman's picture
July 11, 2019 to July 12, 2019
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, History Education, Slavery, Teaching and Learning

The Boston Athenaeum is pleased to announce a new workshop for educators, "Primary Souces in the Classroom: Teaching the Civil War," to be held on Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12.

The two-day workshop will help educators expand their use of visual and textual primary sources to meet learning standards in the Massachusetts History and Social Science Framework and the Common Core. The course will use the Athenaeum's deep collections of Civil War-related materials to demonstrate, and allow participants to develop, strategies and practicies that will be applicable to teaching any historical era or event.

The workshop is designed primarily for teachers of students in grades 5 through 12, but will be of value to and is open to teachers of all grade levels, homeschool educators, school librarians, and museum educators.

Participants licensed in Massachusetts will receive Professional Development Points (PDPs) for successfully completing the workshop and all assignments and assessments.

For more information and to register, visit

This workshop is sponsored in part by Taylor Mudge through the Mudge Fellowship Program. Participating educators are designated as Mudge Education Associates at the Boston Athenaeum and will receive a one-year membership to the library.

Contact Info: 

Hannah E. Weisman
Director of Education
Boston Athenaeum

10 1/2 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108