Historic Deerfield raid focus of summer teacher workshops
Teachers from around the nation will gather in Old Deerfield this summer to study one of the pivotal events in early New England history: the French and Indian raid on a frontier outpost — the village of Deerfield — that took place Feb. 29, 1704. The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association will host two free weeklong workshop sessions, open to both public and private school educators, as well as home-school educators. The first session is July 7 through 12; the second session is July 28 through Aug. 2.
The workshops, titled “Living on the Edge of Empire,” are led by prominent academics and include professional development points, as well as $1,200 stipends to assist with covering related costs of attending. Details about the workshops and information on applying is available at edge-empire.deerfieldma.org. Applications must be postmarked by March 4.
See www.1704.deerfield.history.museum for more information on the 1704 Raid on Deerfield.
These workshops are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.