• Colonial Boston Map, Faneuil Hall and the Charlestown Navy Yard skyline


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Professional Development

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Summer Teacher Institute, July 29-August 2, 2013

Teachers are invited to explore Boston's Trails to Freedom and meet some famous, and not so famous, Bostonians whose contributions helped to bring the United States from British colonial rule to an independent country, and onto the brink of Civil War. Leading scholars join education staff from the premier historic sites in Boston to make this time period come to life for Boston-area teachers. Recommended for grades 3-8, but all teachers are welcome. Two graduate credit or 45 PDP's available. For information, contact education@paulreverehouse.org . Support for this program is made possible by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

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Past topics for the Teacher Institute have included:

  • We were there, too ... Boston History from Many Points of View
  • New England and the Formation of the New Nation
  • Revolution and Resistance: Boston's Role in Preserving Freedom
  • Freedom Trail 101: Trails and Tales of Boston, 1760-1860

Did You Know?

Daniel Webster speaking in the Senate chamber.

Daniel Webster was once rebuffed in his effort to speak at Faneuil Hall. His support of The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 earned for him the enmity of New England's abolitionists, and a worry that if he were allowed to speak, his appearance might spark a riot. He later spoke without incident.