The National Archives at Boston

The National Archives at Boston presents
Teaching with Documents

Original Documents and Teaching Strategies

Free workshops for Educators K-16. First & Third Thursdays, 6 - 8 P.M

Fall 2013 - Winter 2014

For further information: 781-663-0130 or email

All Teaching with Documents Workshops are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Date Workshop
Nov. 7 2013Oh Freedom! They Emancipated Themselves
The road to Freedom for enslaved people was truly a stony path. The stories of Bostonís resistance to slavery reveal courage and defiance, and these stories can be told with the records of the National Archives. Weíll explore the resources and create historical narratives
Nov. 21, 2013 Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the End of John F. Kennedyís Presidency
We are honored to welcome the U.S. Navy Band Northeast Top Brass Quintet. They will perform a concert in honor of President Kennedy in this 50th anniversary remembrance. We will reflect with readings from JFK and appropriate music performed by our nationís finest musicians.
Dec. 5, 2013Teach the Constitution: Itís the Law!
Teaching the Constitution is the law. Itís important and fun! The Constitution is short in length and huge in possibilities. These activities and resources are fun and easy to implement, and they fulfill your legal and civic responsibilities. Youíll leave with activities you can use tomorrow!
Jan. 9, 2014 Research Methods: Original RecordsWork with original records from the National Archives, learn research methods, and apply these methods to teaching & learning. This Applications of Research Methods workshop fulfills a requirement for PDPs.

The schedule is also available in PDF format

Location: The workshops will be held at the Regional Archives building, 380 Trapelo Road in Waltham, MA.

Registration: Advance registration necessary. Call 781-663-0130 or e-mail to register and for more details.

To earn 10 PDPs

  • Attend 5 of the FREE 2-hour workshops
  • "Application of Research Methods" workshop is required

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