Historical society to host teacher workshop on the Progressive Era
A two-day workshop for teachers, elementary school to high school, who wish to expand their understanding of the Progressive Era will be held June 28 and 29 at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene.
The workshop will feature several guest speakers on topics such as women’s rights, labor reform, environmental conservation, films of the era and even the history of childhood play. Particular emphasis will be placed on how national events played out locally, and how to use primary sources in the classroom.
The teacher workshop is funded in part by the N.H. Humanities and the Putnam Foundation. Teachers will receive 13 hours of professional development credit. Thursday’s registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and classes begin at 9 a.m.
Faculty for the workshop will include: Graham Warder, professor of history at Keene State College; Kenneth Florey, author and collector of women’s suffrage artifacts and memorabilia; Allison Horrocks, a publicly oriented historian working in Lowell, Mass.; Larry Benaquist, filmmaker and retired Keene State College professor; Carrie Brown, N.H. Humanities presenter; Alan Rumrill, the Historical Society’s executive director; and Jennifer Carroll, the Historical Society’s director of education.