Teacher Workshop: 17th Century Summer Scholars

Are you a secondary school teacher looking for local Colonial and Native primary resources? 

Join us for our first-ever Summer Scholar Workshop focusing on the 17th century in New England. Pulling from recent ground-breaking research on the Pequot War, join Research Director Kevin McBride as the Pequot Museum offers new perspectives, primary resource materials, and fun hands-on historic programs which integrate math, science and art, linking to the Common Core curriculum themes. This one-day workshop includes:


Teachers and students learn about 17th century material culture in the Pequot Museum’s archaeological laboratories from research center staff.

  • In-depth Museum exhibit tours
  • Visual arts hands-on program: View local monuments and art through a historic lens
  • STEM perspectives: Use historic documents, modern technology and science-based inquiries to tell history.

Participation in this program is limited and by application only. A stipend is offered to workshop participants in exchange for complete lesson plans and curriculum development based on workshop content and materials. Applications to participate are reviewed on a rolling basis.  This workshop is supported in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Contact  llamarre@pequotmuseum.org for more information.



 Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

Time: 8:30 am–6 pm

Location: Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT, 06338

Requirements: Participants must be a secondary education teacher, graduate student currently pursuing an MAT or MA in education, or homeschool educator.

To apply: Please send a completed cover page, your resume or CV (with at least one professional reference), and a 2-page application essay. The application essay should include your background, your interest in this topic, and any perspectives or skills that will contribute to the workshop and will enhance your teaching.

Submission of applications & notification procedure: Participants are notified by email at receipt and acceptance of their application for workshop participation. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; however, they must be received by June 30, 2014. Please mail to: Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, c/o Laurie Lamarre, Research Department, PO Box 3180, Mashantucket CT 06338.

Stipend: To receive the $500 workshop stipend, participating educators are required to attend the one day workshop, and complete 3 lesson plans (aligned with the Common Core Standards) relative to workshop content submitted to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center via email by September 1, 2014.

Questions: Please contact Laurie Lamarre at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center at (860) 396-6804 or llamarre@mptn.org. 

Application: Click here to open the application form.  For more information and workshop agenda, visit here.