Ties that Bind: On the Ground in Salem and Boston

Join us for two one-day in-person workshops in the Boston area where we will be on the ground and face to face with early encounters with East Asia. Connections between East Asia and the U.S. began with whalers and traders in the colonial era and continue until today. The greater Boston area offers the opportunity to delve deep into these connections which are documented through images, narratives and resources in the Ties that Bind FCCEAS Historypin project (see link below).

Through site visits in Boston and Salem participants will explore these connections and consider how to use them in their classroom.

Saturday, October 1 - Day 1, Salem, MA: Participants will meet at Boston's Long Wharf for the morning ferry to Salem and arrive at port for a walking tour of the waterfront. Afternoon is spent at the Peabody Essex museum exploring the collection and considering classroom applications. The day concludes with the late afternoon ferry back to Boston. (9am-5pm; begins and ends at Long Wharf; lunch is on your own in Salem)

Saturday, November 5 - Day 2, Boston, MA: Walking tour (approx. 3.5 miles of walking over 3 hours) of Boston from South Station to Long Wharf with stops exploring key pins from the Ties that Bind project. Afternoon visit to the Museum of Fine Arts to consider pieces in their collection that would enhance classroom curriculum. (9am-5pm; begins at South Station, ends at the Museum of Fine Arts; lunch is on your own)

Karl Neumann (Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA) will lead participants through sites providing context and sharing his knowledge and successful classroom applications. Upon completion of the workshops teachers will be invited to add to the Ties that Bind project, and will be eligible for stipends for that work.

Photo credit: Erol Amhed