Teacher Workshop: The Presence of the Past

Saturday, April 7

9:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Community Programs, Exhibit Openings & Events

Free Professional Development Teacher Workshop


Teachers throughout Essex County are invited to study Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann Before 1900, the first major exhibition to bring together historical and archival material from nine Cape Ann institutions focusing on life during Cape Ann's early years, including stories that illuminate the Native American and European contact period, the Revolutionary War, and 19th century history and culture. Teachers will discover strategies to increase student literacy with primary source documents, using an inquiry-based learning model to tie larger themes to our local area.

Designed for K–12 teachers currently working in public & private schools throughout Essex County, this free workshop is a way to earn 10 PDPs for attending the session and creating an activity plan, with additional opportunities to earn more. Space is limited; registration required. For more information please contact Education Director Courtney Richardson: (978) 283-0455 x12 or [email protected].


Top, left to right: Logbook from the Schooner Lark, 1799, Cape Ann Museum; Daguerreotype of Abigail Trask and her friend, late 1840s, Manchester Historical Museum; Elizabeth Elkins Sanders, Conversations Principally on the Aborigines of North America, 1828, Manchester Historical Museum;  Certificate from teacher for Amanda Babson, January 1823, Cape Ann Museum. 

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