J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Upcoming Live Appearances

On Wednesday, 23 July, I’ll be one speaker at a teachers’ workshop on “Enhancing Study of the American Revolution through Literature and Film,” co-sponsored by the Old South Meeting House and the Paul Revere House. My topic will be using comic books graphic novels to teach Revolutionary history. Other parts of the program look at picture books about the Boston Tea Party and Johnny Tremain in both book and movie form. I don’t know if there are spaces still available, but you can contact Aliza Saivetz at Old South to ask.

In August, on Saturday the 9th and Saturday the 16th, I’ll once again lead a walking tour of Brattle Street in Cambridge titled “The Powder Alarm of 1774 and the End of British Government in Massachusetts.” We meet at 2:00 P.M. outside the Cambridge Center for Adult Education building at 42 Brattle Street, and the walk covers a little less than two miles. You can download a complete list of Cambridge Discovery Days events from the city’s Historical Commission. Below is a photograph by Boston 1775 reader Robert Mitchell showing one of last year’s tours stopped for a welcome pause outside the Cambridge Historical Society.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, JL, for posting about your own Discovery Days tour and for providing the link to the Commission's website and the flyer. Here's to successful tours! Kit