Getting to Know Our US Constitution Class, March 27


Learning Lab  at the Atheneum
With Peter Panchy
March 27, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 PM


Reading materials suggested:  John Adams, “Thoughts on Government” and James Madison, “Deficiencies of the Articles of Confederation”

In the first of a three-part class, Peter Panchy explores the conditions and ideas that led to the founding of the United States of America with especial attention to the creation and goals of the United States Constitution.
Panchy’s talk will examine the compromises that led to the structure of our government and the reasons behind its successes and failures. This is meant to be a presentation with ongoing discussion and will include an opportunity to set specific topics for further discussion at subsequent sessions, such as selected items from the Bill of Rights, ‘checks and balances” or Executive Power.
Dates for future sessions: Mondays, April 3 and 24.

Peter Panchy has taught history at Nantucket High School for over 20 years and currently is teaching AP American History. He has a B.A. from Harvard and a Masters of Education from Lesley University.

In addition, for a period of 5 years Peter has provided instruction and professional development at the graduate level for teachers in Massachusetts under the federal Teaching American History grant program.

Free admission, registration is requested. Visit