Are you a K-12 educator looking for new and exciting ways to teach the Constitution? Join us at the Massachusetts Historical Society on August 9 and 11, 2011, for this new workshop, featuring a guest lecture from Pauline Maier, author of "Ratification" and "American Scripture."
You know that the U.S. Constitution was ratified by the states, but how much do you know about the fascinating debates held in each state that explored what kind of a nation would be established? Did you know that Massachusetts saved the US Constitution from likely defeat by recommending amendments to the First Congress, and that Patriots John Hancock and Sam Adams were instrumental in this process?
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the ratification of the US Constitution in Massachusetts (including the District of Maine): the background, the issues, the players, the debate; discuss the ratification process in a special session with historian Pauline Maier; participate in a re-enactment debate in the John Adams Courthouse; acquire a wealth of primary-source documents to use in the classroom; and earn professional development points.
The $50 registration fee includes a signed copy of Professor Maier's "Ratification," as well as additional classroom materials. To register, contact Kathleen Barker at the Massachusetts Historical Society: email@example.com or (617)646-0557.
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