Frank Cogliano started the day with an examination of the calls for liberty emanating from Boston in the 1770s. We then traveled to Lexington for guided tours of the Hancock Clarke Parsonage, the Buckman Tavern, and the Lexington Depot – all presented by the Lexington Historical Society – then on to Minute Man National Park and the North Bridge. We concluded with a conversation with Cogliano about contingency and causation.
- What do you think were the big ideas we examined? What makes them worthy of study?
- What historical questions were answered? What new ones emerged?
- What new ideas about teaching and learning history did this day leave you with?