The Great Molasses Flood

The Great Molasses Flood


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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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General Information



Teachers, if you like story-telling and American history, then this opportunity is for you! Join us for this ten-part lecture series and earn 20 content PDPs. These 90 minute presentations will delve into topics like the good, the bad and ugly elements of Columbus’ famous voyage and discovery and what the first Thanksgiving was like.  Participants will be introduced to primary source documents, modern author’s research, and other sources guided by local high school history department head Jason Scott.

End-of-Course Assessment 

Participants will be expected to create and give a 5-10 minute presentation to the course members.  These presentations will be given on the final 2: sessions.  Participants should provide a slideshow with relevant primary source documents to support their story.  These stories should be modeled in the fashion of the other  stories told by the course instructor.  Below are the expectations for each participant’s final presentation.  Participants will be graded on a pass / fail level.

– Clear hook of spark of interest
– Logical flow to the story
– A conclusion that relates the significance of the story
– At least 5 primary sources included in the presentation
– Engaging the audience



Look for spring/summer dates coming soon!

The following stories will be presented:

Stealing Lincoln’s Body

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Columbus’ Discovery

The Boston Molasses Flood

Operation Tiger, the (Intentionally) Forgotten D-Day

1816, the Year Without a Summer

Alice Paul and Women’s Suffrage

The First Thanksgiving

The Caning of Charles Sumner* (Monday lecture)

The Occupation of Alcatraz

History Under the Influence: A Discussion of Key Leaders’ Drug and Alcohol Use



$200 per person


Teacher PDP Registration

In order for teachers to receive their PDPs:

1. Email Theresa Minnehan at

2. In the subject line, write: American History PDPs.

3. Theresa will then send instructions on how to register with SmartPD.


Important Note

These lectures are opened to the public! Anyone may sign up for the entire series, but drop-ins are also welcome.

Each 90 minute lecture is $25 per person ($40 per couple) payable the night of the lecture.

2 reviews for The Great Molasses Flood

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Kibbe

    I had a great time last year going to these lectures. They were always interesting and well done. If you like sitting and listening to lectures, and discussing them, this is perfect.

    I hope there will be new lectures in the future.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard and Jackie Leach

    We were very pleased with Jason’s American History Lecture Series presentation last spring. His enthusiasm for his subject is contagious. The little known, and sometimes whimsical historical stories (ie.,”The Stealing of Lincoln’s Body) that accompanied his lessons added in making significant historical events all the more interesting.

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