September 6, 2014

Treaty of Paris Festival

The Annapolis Community Foundation’s Center for the Study of the Treaty of Paris Period (1783-87) is proud to announce the first Treaty of Paris Festival in the long history of Annapolis, where the Treaty of Paris was ratified. The festival’s theme is “Re-Discovering the Treaty of Paris Period.” The festival will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 and will feature a series of meals, lectures, films and walking tours highlighting the brief but “forgotten” era between the Revolution and the Constitution, when there was neither a war going on nor a convention tasked with writing a new document to govern by—a time when Congress was unicameral, it had its own presidents (before George Washington) and Annapolis served as the first peacetime capital.

The lectures, films and walking tours will focus on the signing of the Treaty of Paris as well as its ratification, George Washington’s resignation from the Army, the appointment of Thomas Jefferson to France, the meetings between Maryland and Virginia over the use of the Potomac River, Shays’ Rebellion and the 1786 Annapolis Convention that issued the call for a Constitutional Convention, including a re-enactment of the 1786 Annapolis Convention as the Grand Finale and a special activity for children. As an added treat, from 11:00am – 1:00am, participating restaurants will serve as Honorary Mann’s Taverns, offering food and drink specials in rotating 2-hour time slots.
If you, your friends, your children or your students ever wanted to re-discover the achievements of our nation’s pre-Constitutional form of government—the First American Republic—then this is the festival for you! Below is a general summary of the itinerary:
 
7:00am: Breakfast at the Treaty of Paris Restaurant.
8:00am: Morning Session at the Maryland Inn.
10:00am: Special Children’s Activity at The Clay Bakers.
11:00am: The Great Issues Forum and Luncheon at St. John’s College (a separate activity featuring the “America’s 14 Forgotten Presidents of Congress” collection of original, signed documents).
3:00pm: Afternoon Session at the Maryland State House.
6:30pm: Evening Session at St. John’s College.

For more detailed information, including the complete schedule of walking tours and Honorary Mann’s Tavern specials, and to reserve a space for breakfast at the Treaty of Paris Restaurant, please go to:  www.annapolisccs.org

Start: September 6, 2014 7:00 am
End: September 6, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
Annapolis, MD, United States

September 9, 2014

Bicentennial Living American Flag

ATTENTION 4TH – 8TH GRADE MARYLAND PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS!

You are invited to bring your class to join more than 6,700 students from every county and the heritage areas in the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore to help create the Bicentennial Living American Flag at Fort McHenry.

What You Need to do to Join us on September 9th!

  1. Contact www.events@friendsoffortmchenry.org to download details and application. This must be completed by May 12th.
  2. Prepare your students so they have an overall understanding of the history of Fort McHenry and the Battle of Baltimore using the lesson plans and Star-Spangled resources posted on www.friendsoffortmchenry.org. Pre-plan with your school district today to participate – make arrangements for this field trip soon. You will be notified late May with a confirmation.
    1. Attend a Q&A/Logistics & Resources Workshop/Call-in Webinar on Saturday, June 7th (9:30AM-12:30PM) 1-866-228-9900 Passcode: 826334#. Additional webinar will be scheduled but you must apply by 5/12
Start: September 9, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Fort McHenry
Address:
2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21230, United States

October 17, 2014

MDCSS Annual Conference

Date: October 17, 2014
Venue: Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center
Phone: 301-738-6333
Address:
9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville, MD, 20850, United States
Cost: $50

January 10, 2015

Smithsonian’s Teach-It-Forward Institute

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History invites local (DC, MD, VA, DE) educators with a passion for teaching social studies and facilitating adult learning to join us for the Teach-it-Forward Institute. The goal of the Institute is to familiarize participants with the Museum’s resources and teaching strategies, and to prepare them to share lessons learned with fellow educators. This program is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For elementary educators, session one will be conducted over the course of two days, August 4 and August 5, 2014. Session two will be on January 10, 2015.
For secondary educators, session one will be conducted over the course of two days, August 7 and August 8, 2014. Session two will be on January 24, 2015.

We are accepting applicants on a rolling basis until May 12, 2014Space is limited, so please apply early. To apply, please visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/861722/Teach-it-Forward-Application   (estimated time for completion: 10 to 20 minutes). Please do not hesitate to contact us at historyteachers@si.edu if you have any questions.

All educators are eligible to apply.

Start: January 10, 2015 8:00 am
End: January 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
Phone: 202-633-1000
Address:
14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20001, United States
Cost: Free

January 24, 2015

Smithsonian’s Teach-It-Forward Institute

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History invites local (DC, MD, VA, DE) educators with a passion for teaching social studies and facilitating adult learning to join us for the Teach-it-Forward Institute. The goal of the Institute is to familiarize participants with the Museum’s resources and teaching strategies, and to prepare them to share lessons learned with fellow educators. This program is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For elementary educators, session one will be conducted over the course of two days, August 4 and August 5, 2014. Session two will be on January 10, 2015.
For secondary educators, session one will be conducted over the course of two days, August 7 and August 8, 2014. Session two will be on January 24, 2015.

We are accepting applicants on a rolling basis until May 12, 2014Space is limited, so please apply early. To apply, please visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/861722/Teach-it-Forward-Application   (estimated time for completion: 10 to 20 minutes). Please do not hesitate to contact us at historyteachers@si.edu if you have any questions.

All educators are eligible to apply.

Date: January 24, 2015
Venue: Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
Phone: 202-633-1000
Address:
14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20001, United States
Cost: Free