Teachers

Mass Humanities funds a number of programs of interest to K-12 educators, including oral history projects, exhibits, documentaries, and lecture series.  Below you may peruse funded grants and humanities calendar events that may be of special interest to teachers.

Other resources available through Mass Humanities projects and funded grants

Creation in the Face of Destruction
a curriculum unit on artists involved in Nazi resistance
Emilie: The Marquise de Chatelet Defends her Life Tonight Study Guide
a study guide for the play about the life decisions of one of the Enlightenment’s leading scientists, Émilie de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749)
Falmouth in History Curriculum
a standards-based curriculum for students in Grades 3 and 5
Mass Moments

a daily almanac of Massachusetts history
Making the World Better: The Struggle for Equality in 19th Century America
a free curriculum packet produced in connection with the State House Women’s Leadership Project
Picturing America
reproductions of 40 masterpieces of American art for classrooms and libraries accompanied by brochures with reading suggestions and internet research references suitable for family audiences.
Scribbling Women
a series of radio dramatizations of short stories by 19th and early 20th century American women writers.
What’s the Big Idea?
a website providing your middle-school students with the opportunity to engage in a range of philosophical discussions.
The Work of 1000
a teacher resource guide and discussion questions for grades 8-12 about issues of inquiry such as environmental studies, civics, women’s roles, policy, social studies, science, technology, journalism. This project includes the documentary film, Marion Stoddard: The Work of 1000.

Teacher Related Grants:

Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture Grant

Poverty, Place, Disability & Mutual Aid

An online exhibit and curriculum unit to be developed within the existing Disability History Museum website using the story of Anne Sullivan (Hellen Keller's famous teacher and Agawam, MA, resident) to tell the story of disability rights and poverty advocacy.

Straight Ahead Pictures
Conway, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

project director: Laurie Block
awarded on: 2013-12-13
amount: $10,000
Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

Teachers Summer Institutes: Engaging New Audiences in Boston's Public Schools and Community Colleges

Two four-day summer institutes for 60 Boston-area teachers. The institutes are loosely organized around the theme of women in African American history.

Museum of African American History
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: L'Merchie Frazier
awarded on: 2013-12-13
amount: $10,000
Project Grant

Civil War Teacher Training Workshop

A three-day workshop to introduce local teachers to the significant Civil War resources at the Center, and work with them in preparing to create lesson plans on the topic.

Framingham History Center
Framingham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Annie Murphy
awarded on: 2013-03-15
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Youth Programs at the Royall House & Slave Quarters

Development of a youth curriculum for the museum-which features the only known "slave quarters" in New England-that is tied to the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks for third and fifth grade (when Massachusetts history is taught).

Royall House Association
Medford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Margen Kelsey
awarded on: 2012-12-14
amount: $5,000
Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

Sojourner Truth and 19th Century Florence

A three-part effort to bring 300 Springfield students to Florence for a Sojourner Truth walking tour, which will include exploration of historic houses and places where African-American fugitives lived and worked during the antebellum period.

Committee for Northampton, Inc.
Florence, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Terrence O'Toole
awarded on: 2012-12-14
amount: $9,566
Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture Grant

Non-Violent Movements in the Modern World

A 10-session professional development course for 20 teachers to study primary sources and teaching materials on notable nonviolent movements in the modern world.

Center for Nonviolent Solutions
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Paul S. Ropp
awarded on: 2012-12-14
amount: $10,000
Project Grant

See-Hear-Feel-Film

A program designed for third graders that uses a series of international short films to teach students the power of story, help them gain visual literacy, cultivate the analytical skills necessary for our media culture, and inspire their imaginations. Participants will hail from 66 classes in public schools in underserved districts throughout the Pioneer Valley, including Amherst.

Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Inc.
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Jake Meginsky
awarded on: 2012-12-14
amount: $5,000
Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant

Art in Words

10-week after-school program for children that will focus on reading and discussion of books and instruction in drawing and watercolor techniques.

Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Jill Horton-Simms
awarded on: 2012-03-09
amount: $10,000
Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture Grant

The Crisis of Race from the History and Legacy of Slavery in New England

Teacher development workshops in Medford and Deerfield based on the film "Traces of the Trade", which chronicles the history of the slave trade in New England.

The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Kristin Gallas
awarded on: 2011-03-11
amount: $10,000
Scholar in Residence Grant

Pathways to the Past: Primary Sources for Primary Grades

Identification of themes that come out of the Society's holdings and North Andover history that match the Massachusetts Frameworks curriculum; those materials will then be made accessible to teachers for use in classrooms.

North Andover Historical Society
North Andover, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Inga C. Larson
awarded on: 2011-03-11
amount: $3,000
Project: Crisis, Community, & Civic Culture Grant

Tories, Timid or True Blue? Teacher Workshop

Teacher workshops that train middle and high school educators to use a website that will allow them, and ultimately their students, to work with primary source documents from the Revolutionary War period.

Old North Foundation
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Elisabeth Nevins
awarded on: 2010-12-10
amount: $4,000
Project Grant

"Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000" Discussion Guide and Publicity

Discussion guide and publicity to promote screenings of the documentary "Marion Stoddart: Work of 1000."

Documentary Educational Resources
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Susan Edwards
awarded on: 2010-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

"Taking Flight" Exhibit Preparation

Conservation and preparation of folio engravings from Audubon's The Birds of America for an exhibit opening this summer.

New Bedford Free Public Library
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Janice Hodson
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Marblehead-Grasse Sister City History and Arts Project

Town-wide French and American programming on May 20 and 21, including exhibits, lectures, and performances.

Town of Marblehead
Marblehead, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Myriam Zuber
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $2,270
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Project

Programming to mark the bicentennial of the birth of Margaret Fuller, one of America's foremost nineteenth-century woman intellectuals.

Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee
Medford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Dorothy M. Emerson
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $10,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

Programming to accompany Forever Free, a traveling exhibit of reproductions of rare documents about Abraham Lincoln and abolition.

Pollard Memorial Library
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Susan Fougstedt
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $1,658
Project Grant

Azorean Maritime Heritage Exhibition

Creation of a multi-media exhibit around archival whaling footage, for the Azorean Maritime Heritage exhibition opening this fall.

New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Greg Galer
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Truro Archaeology, A Hands-On Exhibit

Installation of a permanent, hands-on exhibit based on the historical society's collection of Native American artifacts.

Truro Historical Society
Truro, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Deborah Minsky
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

The Timon Project

Performances and scholar-led discussions of Timon of Athens for inner city youth and South Boston communities.

Actors' Shakespeare Project
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Lori Taylor
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

Coexist

Editing of a classroom length version of "Coexist", a documentary about post-genocide reconciliation programs in Rwanda.

Center For Independent Documentary
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Adam Mazo
awarded on: 2010-03-12
amount: $10,000
Project Grant

The Places Poems Make

Support for a workshop for Worcester high school teachers exploring connections between poetry and local history.

Worcester County Poetry Association
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Mark Wagner
awarded on: 2009-12-11
amount: $4,750
Library Reading & Discussion Grant

Loyal Lesley Daughters: An Oral history of Massachusetts' Women Teachers, 1925-1965

Programming and video production for the exhibit.

Lesley University
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Patricia Kramer
awarded on: 2009-09-11
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

The Nine Who Dared: Crisis in Little Rock

"The Nine Who Dared: Crisis in Little Rock" an interactive play for middle and high school students about the desegregation crisis of 1957, presented at the John Adams Courthouse.

Theatre Espresso
Jamaica Plain, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Derek Nelson
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $10,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century

Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century, a week long summer institute for K-12 teachers in Massachusetts.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Deborah Cunningham
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $10,000
Project Grant

Springfield Public Forum

A series of programs on two themes: equal access to quality education; and India in cultural, historical, and geopolitical perspectives.

Springfield Public Forum
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

project director: Patricia Canavan
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Youth and Shakespeare: Reconstructing the Connection

A summer program for high school students in Holyoke and Springfield.

Hampshire Shakespeare Company
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: J. Lucinda Kidder
awarded on: 2009-06-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Understanding Daily Life in Falmouth

Third and fifth grade curriculum units that use local history materials on colonial life, maritime industry, the War of 1812, and the life of Katherine Lee Bates.

Falmouth Museums on the Green
Falmouth, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Carolyn T. Powers
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

We, the Peoples

A hands-on, primary source teacher education program on Native American history that utilizes artifacts from the Robbins Museum, and allows participants to design their own curricula.

Massachusetts Archaeological Society
Middleboro, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

project director: Mary T. Concannon
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $10,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant

Roxbury K-12 Education Residency

A partnership centered on a production of Much Ado About Nothing at Hibernian Hall involving eight Roxbury schools and organizations serving at-risk youth.

Actors' Shakespeare Project
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Lori Taylor
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Sail Massachusetts 2009 Tall Ships Youth Initiative

Educator stipends and printed program materials for Massachusetts youth visiting the Boston waterfront to view the tall ships festival this summer.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Bruce Berman
awarded on: 2009-03-13
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century

This week-long summer institute for K-12 educators will provide them with the content, skills, and resources needed to infuse more global content into classroom curricula. The goal is to provide teachers with the information needed to connect students to the wider world, providing them with an opportunity to challenge their own definition of self and of liberty and justice in various cultural contexts. The institute will include guest lectures, hands-on workshops, video conferences and other special presentations.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Julia de la Torre
awarded on: 2008-06-13
amount: $10,000
Project: Cultural Economic Development Grant

History of North American Fisheries

Curriculum development for presentation on board the National Historic Landmark dory-fishing schooner Adventure, part of a plan to develop the schooner into a floating museum of North American fisheries. The curriculum will also be available for download to schools.

Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
Gloucester, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Martin Krugman
awarded on: 2008-03-14
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

Revolutionary Ideals and Modern Debate: The Evolution of Liberty and Justice.

A series of four in-depth public programs and a teacher workshop exploring how the concepts of liberty and justice in the Bill of Rights have evolved in our country's history.

Old South Meeting House
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Michelle LeBlanc
awarded on: 2007-12-14
amount: $10,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

Aspiring to Liberty: Middle Eastern Identities and Conflict in Context Summer Institute

A one-week summer institute cultivating teachers' understanding of the different ways liberty and justice are expressed in the Middle East. The institute will explore five themes: Colonialism and Modernity; Political Aspirations and Ideologies; Oil, Water, and Labor; Gender and Social Issues; and Ethnic and Religious Difference.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Deborah Cunningham
awarded on: 2007-03-09
amount: $7,500
Project Grant

Between Revolutions: The Federal Period

The production and dissemination of elementary and middle school curriculum materials on the Federal Period of U.S. history.

Gore Place
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Susan Katz
awarded on: 2006-12-08
amount: $5,000
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

Tapping the Source

A series of workshops for secondary and post-secondary teachers, focusing on the use of primary sources.

Bristol Community College
Fall River, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Andrew Hoffman
awarded on: 2006-09-15
amount: $6,500
Project Grant

Destination Holyoke: Exhibition Series on Immigration and Migration to Holyoke

A four-exhibit series on immigration and migration to Holyoke.

Wistariahurst Museum Association, Inc
Holyoke, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

project director: Kate N. Thibodeau
awarded on: 2006-09-15
amount: $5,000
Project: K-12 Grant

The Figure a Poem Makes

A workshop on the reading and writing of poetry for Berkshire County elementary, middle and high school teachers.

The Mount: Edith Wharton's Home
Lenox, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

project director: David Dashiell
awarded on: 2006-09-15
amount: $3,700
Project: K-12 Grant

Colonial America and the American Revolution: Experiencing the Past in Historic Lexington

Educational programs for K-12 students using the Lexington Historical Society's collection of documents and artifacts and its three Colonial properties that figured in the Battle of Lexington.

Lexington Historical Society
Lexington, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Susan J. Bennett
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $4,580
Project: K-12 Grant

The ASP Teacher Institute at Emerson College

The Actors' Shakespeare Project's summer teaching institute on teaching Shakespeare, centering on their Boston production of Hamlet

Actors' Shakespeare Project
Somerville, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Sara Stackhouse
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $5,000
Project: K-12 Grant

Unmuddling the Modern Middle East

A summer teachers' institute that will equip teachers with the knowledge and curricular resources necessary for teaching about the modern Middle East.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Deborah Cunningham
awarded on: 2006-06-17
amount: $5,000
Project: K-12 Grant

Off the Page and On the Deck: The War of 1812 in Sailors' Own Words

A teacher workshop for 40 teachers on techniques for using primary sources in the classroom.

USS Constitution Museum
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Anne G. Rand
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $4,970
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

Freedom and Its Discontents, CANE Summer Institute 2006

Summer teachers' institute for classics teachers, with free public lectures on ancient philosophical theories of freedom.

Classical Association of New England
Natick, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Ellen Perry
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $2,000
Project: K-12 Grant

Over Time: Changes in Massachusetts Topography

A one-week summer institute on Massachusetts' history and geography for 25 teachers of grades 3-5.

EDCO Collaborative
Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Eileen McSwiney
awarded on: 2006-03-17
amount: $4,987
Project: Liberty & Justice For All Grant

The Holocaust: A Challenge to the Achievement of Liberty and Justice for All

A curriculum on the history and lessons of the Holocaust for high school and middle school students.

Hatikvah Holocaust Education & Resource Center
Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

project director: Robert Sternberg
awarded on: 2006-03-14
amount: $10,000
Project: K-12 Grant

Curriculum Project: Immigration and Settlement in Watertown, 1630-2005

Development of a curriculum Sourcebook to provide information and lesson ideas for a study of immigration and settlement in Watertown over the past 375 years.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Anna Roelofs
awarded on: 2005-09-10
amount: $1,000
Project Grant

Crossroads of Cultures: The Islamic World, 750-1400

A summer teachers' institute that will explore the ways that the proximity of Asia, Africa and Europe prompted cultural sharing and hybrids of many kinds in the Islamic world of the mid-8th to late 15th centuries.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Deborah Cunningham
awarded on: 2005-06-10
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail Guide

Revised and expanded booklet that will serve as a primary text for a Summer 2005 African American studies colloquium and for subsequent curriculum development in public school districts.

Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area
Salisbury, CT, Litchfield County (Berkshire)

project director: Rachel Fletcher
awarded on: 2005-04-21
amount: $5,000
Project: K-12 Grant

Maritime Trade between Salem, Massachusetts and India (1788-1845)

Development of a social studies curriculum material to present the flourishing trade that Massachusetts ports had with different ports of India for public schools.

Meru Educational Foundation
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Vanita Shastri
awarded on: 2004-09-17
amount: $5,000
Project: Media Grant

Monkey Dance Distribution Grant

The distribution grant will cover the production of a high school teacher's guide to accompany the documentary, design and printing of a poster to promote local screenings, and film festival entry costs.

Center For Independent Documentary
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Julie Mallozzi
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $4,980
Project Grant

Yours for Humanity--Abby, A One-Act Play

A one-woman play about Abby Kelley Foster.

Worcester Women's History Project
Shrewsbury, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Linda B. Rosenlund
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project: K-12 Grant

The Genesis and Genius of Islam

An interdisciplinary summer institute on Islam. The course will explore the development of Islamic religious, social, and political life over time and across several cultures.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Deborah Cunningham
awarded on: 2004-02-13
amount: $5,000
Project: K-12 Grant

Connecting with History: A Local History Curriculum for New Bedford

A local history curriculum for fifth grade students and teachers in the New Bedford public schools consisting of reading, writing, research and interactive activities focused on New Bedford architecture, 19th century social and domestic history and Quakerism. Based on selected primary sources.

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Blair Walker
awarded on: 2003-12-12
amount: $4,042
Project Grant

Once Upon a Time: Margaret Bruchac Presents Native American Folklore

M. Bruchac presents Native American versions of folktales in collaboration with the Wenham Museum's exhibit of the same theme. Two sessions will be held; one for teachers and adults, one for families. The Beverly group Help for Abused Women and Children will transport mothers and children free of charge.

Wenham Museum
Wenham, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Carolyn Simmonds
awarded on: 2002-02-22
amount: $2,205
Project Grant

The Goody Parsons Case

A multifaceted program on witchcraft that builds on primary documents, historical artifacts, and humanities scholarship to develop public programs and exhibits to enrich K-12 curriculum.

Historic Northampton
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Kerry Buckley
awarded on: 2001-06-26
amount: $2,500
Project Grant

From Augustus to Augustine: The Roman World and its Enduring Legacy

CANE summer institute for teachers.

Classical Association of New England
Natick, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Carla Goodnoh
awarded on: 2001-05-17
amount: $2,000
Project Grant

Bringing Culture to Life Through Oral Tradition

A day-long conference for 70 K-12 teachers that features two scholars (Jamphel Gyatso and Rowland Abiodun) . The conference will include workshops that will explore cultural traditions of regions such as Tibet and Nigeria and will explore the issue of modernization and how it has affected these cultures.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Anne Watt
awarded on: 2001-01-18
amount: $2,000
Project Grant

Only a Teacher

The distribution of a three-part series that explores the work of current teachers through the lens of history, to show how the profession developed, where it stands today and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. The film will be broadcast on PBS and distributed widely to schools, colleges and universities.

Smith College
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Claudia Levin
awarded on: 2000-06-09
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Turns of the Centuries

The creation, piloting and early dissemination of curriculum that features the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association's primary document and artifact collection.

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
Deerfield, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

project director: Timothy Neumann
awarded on: 2000-03-17
amount: $10,000
Project Grant

Workable Peace

A curriculum and professional development project on inter-group conflict management for high school students and educators. Workable Peace aims to help teenagers understand why inter-group conflicts start, why some of these conflicts lead to violence, and how violent inter-group conflicts can be prevented and ended.

Consensus Building Institute
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: David Fairman
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $23,280
Project Grant

Favorite Poem Project Institute for Massachusetts Educators

A 2001 summer poetry institute for Massachusetts educators, designed to affect lasting improvements to the teaching of poetry in Massachusetts schools. A 5-day program on Boston University's Charles River campus will immerse 50 teachers and administrators in the art of poetry, reinforcing their familiarity with a broad range of poems-contemporary authors and great authors of the past, both American and those from foreign cultures.

Trustees of Boston University
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Robert N. Pinsky
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $21,750
Project Grant

Making Freedom: African-Americans in United States History

A two-year professional development initiative including a teacher training institute to introduce Massachusetts middle and high school teachers to major resources in African-American intellectual history.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Anna Roelofs
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $24,405
Project Grant

Scribbling Women

Curriculum, lesson plans, and web site development relating to the radio play production of Sarah Orne Jewett's "The Flight of Betsey Lane", distributed by NPR in February/March 2002.

Public Media Foundation
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Valerie Henderson
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Agents of Social Change in the Classroom

A week-long teacher training institute in using selected documents from several recently opened collections collectively known as the Agents for Social Justice. The intent of this program is to provide the same level of engagement with the documents, scholarly background and curriculum support. The program will be geared for both middle and high school teachers.

Smith College
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Kathleen Banks Nutter
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $2,000
Project Grant

Scribbling Women

The dramatization of "Afterward," by Edith Wharton - one of the ten short stories included in the second Scribbling Women collection - and accompanying related curriculum and lesson plans.

Public Media Foundation
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Valerie Henderson
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $15,000
Project Grant

Cambodian Humanities Internet Curriculum

K-12 dissemination project aimed at upgrading on-line curriculum materials that use Cambodian traditional arts to promote understanding of Khmer culture in schools and communities across the state.

World Education
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Alan C. Morgan
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $23,000
Project Grant

Isaiah Thomas-Patriot Printer

A combination of theatrical performance by a professional actor and a facsimile/curriculum packet containing historic documents and graphic images from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society. The packet will contain background materials and lesson plans developed by classroom teachers from grades five through high school.

American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: James D. Moran
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $2,500
Project Grant

Voices from Three Centuries: Teaching U.S. History with Primary Source Materials

A week-long summer institute for middle and high school teachers aimed at helping teachers learn to conduct archival research so that they may enhance curricula in English Language Arts and New England social and cultural history from the 18th century through the 20th centuries. In addition, there will be a follow-up session and public presentation in the fall.

Porter Phelps Huntington Foundation
Hadley, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Marla Miller
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $10,200
Project Grant

Massachusetts Capitol Forum on America's Future

A series of professional development workshops for teachers using methods and curriculum materials developed by the Choices for the 21st Century Education Project at Brown University.

Teacher Center for Global Studies
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Mimi Stephens
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $3,525
Project: K-12 Grant

Sweetness and Light: A Workshop for Teachers

A one and a half day workshop for upper elementary and middle school teachers. Held at Clark, this workshop will guide teachers in creating interdisciplinary, humanities-based curricula conceived for use both in and outside the classroom in coordination with local cultural resources; the exhibition of The Maple Sugar Paintings of Eastman Johnson will be a springboard for the workshop.

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

project director: Michael Cassin
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $2,020
Resource Center Grant

Meet Lucy Stone

Judith Black's Lucy Stone performance at the Dorchester YMCA.

AfterSchool Partners
Newton, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Cindy Weiner
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $300
Project Grant

Video Series On Central Asia

Post-production and distribution of the filming of a five-part lecture series for educators K-12, "Central Asia: Islamic Diversity from the Mongols to the Present."

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Nina Olff
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $5,000
Project Grant

Voices of Diversity: Literature Connecting Worcester Teachers to the Cultures of Their Students

Professional development initiative to expose Worcester teachers to their students' varied cultures through the study of literature.

Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Gale Nigrosh
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $4,848
Project Grant

Teachers As Scholars/Boston Public Schools Humanities Seminars, Summer 2002

A series of humanities seminars offered to BPS teachers to enrich curriculum and humanities pedagogy.

Teachers As Scholars, Inc.
Newton, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: William Holinger
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $4,779
Project Grant

Seafarers and Society: Who Defended American Shores in 1812?

Support for a symposium designed to bring recent scholarship in maritime history to an audience of teachers and the general public, covering topics appealing to people interested in the human dimension of seafaring during the War of 1812.

USS Constitution Museum
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director:
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $4,000
Project Grant

John B. Gough: One Man Play & Curriculum Hillside Restoration Project

The Hillside Restoration Project and the Boylston Historical Society present an interpretive and educational program on John B Gough. The program consists of a one-man play and corresponding curriculum for the Boylston Public Schools.

Boylston Historical Society
Boylston, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Nel Lazour
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $4,000
Project Grant

The Goody Parsons Case: A Journey to the 17th Century, Phase 2

Implementation of a multi-level learning experience regarding the 17th century, via the exploration of the Goody Parsons witchcraft case. Phase 2 includes: (1) structuring the website to include curriculum materials and student activities, and (2) introducing these resources to teachers via workshops.

Historic Northampton
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Kerry Buckley
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $24,985
Project Grant

Making Freedom II: African Americans in U.S. History

Year two of the "Making Freedom" educational initiative to bring a more complete history of African American life into pre-college classrooms. The program is a seven-day summer institute.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Anna Roelofs
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $25,000
Project Grant

Boston by the Seas K-12 Access Program

A pilot program giving K-12 students in the Boston area access to the waterfront, harbor tour: "Boston by Sea: A Musical Cruise through Boston's Past." An accompanying teacher's guide will be developed.

Boston History Collaborative
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Robert M. Krim
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $4,175
Project Grant

The Indians Who Met the Pilgrims Kit Revitalization Project

A prototype museum kit/curriculum unit about the Wampanoag people of Massachusetts.

Children's Museum
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Juli Brownrigg
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $24,420
Project: K-12 Grant

Making Freedom: A Sourcebook Publications Project

Five sourcebooks on African American history for K-12 teachers, to be published by Heinemann. This particular grant covers permissions costs.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Anna Roelofs
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $5,000

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Teacher Related Events:

Thursday, August 18, 2011 Friday, August 19, 2011
Massachusetts Educators - join us for special workshops on the role of the North in slavery. Aligned with the state's Curriculum Frameworks, the workshops cover content knowledge about New England's complicity in slavery and the slave trade, as well as tools for how to effectively and sensitively teach the subject matter to students of all backgrounds. Massachusetts teachers may earn Professional Development Points. Register at: www.tracingcenter.org/mass
  • Deerfield Teacher's Center, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Room 14, 10 Memorial Street
  • Deerfield, Franklin County, MA (CT Valley)
  • web: www.tracingcenter.org/mass
  • email: kgallas@tracesofthetrade.org
  • cost: This workshop is free with lunch included.
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Monday, August 15, 2011 Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Massachusetts Educators - join us for special workshops on the role of the North in slavery. Aligned with the state's Curriculum Frameworks, the workshops cover content knowledge about New England's complicity in slavery and the slave trade, as well as tools for how to effectively and sensitively teach the subject matter to students of all backgrounds. Massachusetts teachers may earn Professional Development Points.
Monday, May 23, 2011
A teacher development workshop.
  • Dorchester, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, April 1, 2011
A teacher training program.
  • Watertown, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, March 4, 2011
A teacher training program.
  • Watertown, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Monday, January 24, 2011
A teacher training program.
  • Watertown, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities

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