Our trip to Massachusetts wrapped up Friday, April 8, with a culminating talk with Frank Cogliano on Paul Revere and the Sons of Liberty, a visit to Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and the Paul Revere House, and a walking tour of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
A big thank you to everyone whose efforts made it a wonderful trip:
- Lead scholars John Demos, Frank Cogliano, and Gloria Sesso;
- Victoria Lain and Lance Warren from Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History;
- Kim VanWormer, Summer Confuorto, and the interpreters at Plimoth Plantation;
- The staff at Rebecca Nurse Homestead;
- The docents at Peabody Essex Museum;
- National Park Service Rangers along the Freedom Trail, at Minute Man National Park, and Bunker Hill;
- Zerah Jakub of the Old South Meeting House;
- Alison Falotico, Paul O’Shaughnessy, and the rest of the staff at the Lexington Historical Society;
- ESD 112 Program Assistant Patricia Cole;
- The US Department of Education’s Teaching American History Program; and
- All the others I failed to mention!
- What do you think were the important historical ideas discussed? What makes them important to study?
- What historical questions were answered and what new ones emerged?
- What new ideas about teaching and learning does this leave you with?