Conflict & Compromise on the Road to Independence: An Educator Workshop for National History Day

December 9, 2017 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

How will you incorporate the 2018 National History Day theme, Conflict and Compromise in History, into your classroom this year?

Join educators from the Philadelphia region in exploring documents, objects and museum exhibits, and learning from local historians as you answer this question through the lens of the American Revolution. Focusing on the journey from loyal colonists of the British Empire to rebellious revolutionaries willing to declare independence, you’ll ask: Did everyone tread this path? Were all considerations the same? How were opinions expressed and how was compromise sought even as conflict increased?


          8:30 – 9:00am         Light Refreshments

          9:00 – 9:15am         Welcome and Introductions

          9:15 – 10:00am       Setting the Stage: Philadelphia in the 1770s

          10:00 – 10:10am     Break

          10:10 – 11:00am     Concurrent Sessions

          Session A - Gallery Walkthrough and Workshop: People, Places and Perspectives on Independence

          Session B – Primary Source Analysis: What Does the Declaration Actually Say?

          11:00 – 11:50am     Concurrent Sessions (See Above)

          11:50 – 12:00pm     Break

          12:00 – 1:00pm       Working Lunch: How Can We Use This In Our Classrooms? 


To register or for more information, contact Adrienne Whaley, Manager of School Programs & Partnerships, at 267-579-3992 or

All history and social studies teachers welcome, regardless of NHD participation.
ACT 48 credit offered.

This workshop is jointly presented by Museum of the American Revolution, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and the Historical Society of Philadelphia.

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