Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 Educators

Period of Performance

10/1/2006 - 9/30/2007

Funding Totals

$210,000.00 (approved)
$210,000.00 (awarded)

A Rising People: Benjamin Franklin and the Americans

FAIN: BH-50182-07

Penn State (University Park, PA 16802-1503)
George W. Boudreau (Project Director: March 2006 to September 2008)

Three one-week summer workshops for 120 school teachers on Benjamin Franklin's life, ideas, and legacy, utilizing important historical sites in Philadelphia.

Sponsored by the School of Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg, this grant will sponsor three one-week institutes for K-12 teachers, to be held in Philadelphia in the summer of 2007. Teachers will be chosen from a national competition, and will be exposed to cutting-edge interdisciplinary humanities scholarship as well as unparalleled access to some of the most significant sites in American history.