Boston: Relocation, Revolution, and Resistance
Focus Workshop

June 12, 2009
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Boston Trip Sites

History of the Union Oyster House

The Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the United States. (Interesting trivia - also the place where the toothpick was first used.)

Tour Lexington

A description of what you'll see on the "Liberty Ride: A Unique Trolley Tour of Lexington & Concord". Includes links to the trolley stops, including Buckman Tavern, National Heritage Museum, and Minute Man National Historical Park.

USS Constitution Website

A multimedia presentation designed to entertain and educate about the USS Constitution. (Warning: Audio starts right away!)

USS Constitution Museum

The USS Constitution Museum is a "must see" for everyone visting Boston. Their website gives lots of information about the museum, as well as a "Learning Adventures" link for teachers.'s Guide to Historic Lowell, Massachusetts

This site gives some background and history on Lowell, Massachusetts as well as the Boott Cotton Mills.

National Park Service: Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans

This is a detailed lesson plan entitled, "Building America's Industrial Revolution: The Boott Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts." It includes maps, readings, images, and supplementary resources.

Tsongas Industrial History Center

The Tsongas Center is a hands-on history center where students learn about the American Industrial Revolution through hands-on activities and by experiencing history where it happened. It is also a professional development provider, offering teachers workshops and primary source-based teaching activities.

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation is a not-for-profit museum. It is a bicultural museum that offers personal encounters with history based on thorough research about the Colonial English and the Wampanoag People.
11/24/learning_more_than_history_at_plimoth/ News

Interesting article from 11/24/08 about the Plimoth Plantation's emphasis on cultural awareness.
Boston Background and History

Damrell's Fire: Boston 1872 - Online Galleries

The purpose of this site is to provide online materials for researchers, educators, and students of 19th century America, and 19th century Boston, in particular. In the photo galleries you will see a microcosm 19th century life, from horse-drawn streetcar schedules to the cost of the latest hoop skirt. Fortunately, these Directories come with the familiar comfort of advertising everywhere, now as then, at no extra charge.  Many of the primary documents used in the research of the film Damrell’s Fire are here including the transcribed testimony of almost two hundred witnesses in The Report of the Commission Investigating the Great Fire. Derived from that Report and an insurance map of 1871 is an annotated map of Boston’s 1872 commercial district, building-by-building, street-by-street along with an illustration of the progress of the fire.

Celebrate Boston - Strange Boston

Fun bits of apocrypha about landmarks and strange events in Boston history. Not as academic as some, it is a good place to learn about some of the buildings we will be walking past.

Massachusetts Historical Society

An amazing history of the African American struggle for justice in Boston. The website includes an education curriculum and teachers, guide, as well as a collection of primary sources.

Boston Historical Society

The in-depth website of the Boston Historical society, this site has photos of major Boston events, a brief overview of Boston neighborhoods, localized sources and a collection of games and lesson plans in the teacher resources section.

The History Place

An eyewitness account of the Boston Tea Party. The History Place website also contains a timeline of the American Revolution with images.

America's Home Page

America's HomePage is an educational resource of American history. Its goal is to consolidate information relating to American history in a form easily usable in the classroom, allowing students and educators to access the information they need without having to search far for it.America's HomePage features the writings and speeches of the men and women who have helped to shape our nation: historic documents that have structured our beliefs in Liberty and the freedom of the individual to pursue his or her potential.

Yale Law School: The Avalon Project

A historical document timeline of the American Revolution, this collection includes the Boston Non-Importation Agreement, the Circular Letter of the Boston Committee of Correspondence and other seminal documents of the period.

National Museum of American History

This lesson plan is one of many for teaching the period of colonial history directly leading up to the American Revolution. Other parts of this website include a section on material culture and virtual tours of exhibitions.

The Liberator Files

This is a collection of items which appear in THE LIBERATOR, a Boston-based Abolitionist newspaper, published under the editorship of William Lloyd Garrison, who lived from 1805–1879.