Calendar of Events:


Year Three
  • September 11, 2012: Era 4 Mini-Institute for 4/8 Grade, "Go West, Young Man"
  • September 25, 2012: Era 7-10 Mini-Institute for 5/11 Grade, "Women's Suffrage and the Progressive Era"
  • October 22, 2012: Keynote Institute, Dr. Ernest Freeberg, for All Grades, "Technology"
  • November 20, 2012: Era 7-10 Mini-Institute for 5/11 Grade, "Years of Dust, Death, and Disruption: Searching for a New Deal for America"
  • November 29, 2012: Era 4 Mini-Institute for 4/8 Grade, "Technology's Reach: From Cotton Fields to Textile Mills"
  • March 12, 2012: Era 7-10 Mini-Institute for 5/11 Grade, "No Easy Walk: The Epic American Journey for Civil Rights"
  • March 21, 2012: Era 4 Mini-Institute for 4/8 Grade
  • More dates TBA



Year Two
  • September 9, 2011 - Era 2 Mini-Institute for 4/8 Grade, "Moving On: Why Enter a 'New World'?"
  • September 30, 2011 - Era 6 Mini-Institute for 5/11 Grade, "Naming an Era"
  • October 20, 2011 - Keynote Address, Dr. Ernest Freeberg, for All Grades, "American Art"
  • October 28-29, 2011 - 2-Day Institute for All Grades Postponed
  • November 15, 2011 - Book Study
  • January 13, 2012 - Era 6 Mini-Institute for 5/11 Grade, "Tectonic Shifts for an Industrializing Nation"
  • February 10, 2012 - Era 2 Mini-Institute for 4/8 Grade, "So Where Is the Mystic River Anyway?"
  • March 12, 2012 - Era 6 Mini-Institute for 5/11 Grade, "A Study in Contrasts"
  • May 11, 2012 - Era 2 Mini-Institute for 4/8 Grade, "Freedom and Slavery in Late Colonial America"
  • May 18, 2012 - Keynote Address, Dr. Ernest Freeberg, for All Grades, "Films"
  • May 31, 2012 - Book Study
  • June 8-9, 2012 - 2-Day Institute for All Grades
  • July 8-14, 2012 - Summer Field Study, Boston, for All Grades (dates tentative)



Year One
  • January 14, 2011 - Keynote Address, "Teaching American History Through Film," delivered by Dr. Ernest Freeberg
  • February 11, 2011 - Mini Institute for 4th and 8th grade teachers, "Pre-Columbian Native America"
  • March 30, 2011 - Mini Institute for 5th and 11th grade teachers, "The Causes of the Civil War"
  • April 1, 2011 - Mini Institute for 4th and 8th grade teachers, "The Worlds of Christopher Columbus"
  • May 11, 2011 - Mini Institute for 5th and 11th grade teachers, "The American Civil War"
  • May 12, 2011 - Mini Institute for 4th and 8th grade teachers, "The Columbian Exchange and Beyond"
  • May 17, 2011 - Mini Institute for 5th and 11th grade teachers, "The Era of Reconstruction"