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ES-272446-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsRendell Center for Civics and Civic EngagementFirst Amendment in 21st Century America10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$134,345.00BruceAllenMurphy   Rendell Center for Civics and Civic EngagementPhiladelphiaPA19102-3814USA2020Political HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs13434501343450

A one-week institute for 35 K-12 teachers on the First Amendment to be held at the National Constitution Center.

One week intensive institute for k-12 teachers on the United States Constitution and the First Amendment, focusing on the delicate balance between the rights of individuals and the need to govern society and keep it safe. The institute will begin with an historical review and a conceptual discussion of the founding of the United States with an emphasis on important founding documents. The Institute will then move to a study of the issues raised by the incorporation of the First Amendment into the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause. And finally, it will examine specific issues that emerge out of the First Amendment as seen in major Supreme Court Decisions. The institute will not only explore substantive matters, but also promote the development of critical thinking and the disposition to question. Participants will then discuss how to apply the strong content in their own classrooms.

ES-272452-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsArizona Board of RegentsWe The People: Migrant Waves in the Making of America10/1/2020 - 12/31/2021$174,991.00Kathleen ShortCarol BrochinArizona Board of RegentsTucsonAZ85721-0073USA2020Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1749910174815.590

A two-week institute for 30 K-12 educators to study the formative influences of immigration on the United States through literature and history, with a focus on Arizona as a case study.

This new two-week institute will engage thirty K-12 professionals in exploring the influence of continuous waves of migration on the making of America. Through a case study of Arizona, the last continental state in the union, participants will examine stories and perspectives often left out of traditional narratives of U.S. history, which typically begin with the original thirteen colonies. The institute is based in interdisciplinary pedagogy grounded in the intersections across literature, historical records, social science research, artifacts, film and hands-on inquiry. Participants will gain knowledge and strategies to support their classroom teaching as they apply the inquiry strategies experienced in the case study to research migrant waves in their own states. This institute will be held in Worlds of Words, a Center of Global Literacies and Literatures. As the largest collection of global children’s literature in the U.S., the center provides rich literary and digital resources.

ES-272457-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsSouthern Illinois University, EdwardsvilleFrederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$135,000.00Howard Rambsy   Southern Illinois University, EdwardsvilleEdwardsvilleIL62026-0001USA2020American LiteratureInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs13500001350000

A one-week institute for 25 school teachers on Frederick Douglass and African American literary studies.

The proposed Institute, "Frederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads" seeks to strengthen pedagogical engagements with The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) by making secondary school teachers aware of new developments in African American literary studies and an array of print-based, audio and visual texts, and digital resources. The African American literature program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville proposes a one-week institute that will give language arts educators opportunities to enrich their views of how The Narrative resides at the intersections of autobiography, creative arts, and scholarly discourse. The proposed Institute will involve participants in lively discussions, workshops, technology activities, and collaborative projects designed to enhance interpretive capabilities and pedagogical expertise.

ES-272473-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsAuburn UniversityCitizens Fighting for Civil Rights: The Places, Faces, and Cases that Changed a Nation10/1/2020 - 12/31/2022$175,000.00JadaL.KohlmeierStevenP.BrownAuburn UniversityAuburnAL36849-0001USA2020Legal HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs17500001750000

A two-week institute for 25 school teachers on civil rights and legal history, focusing on four landmark Supreme Court cases from Alabama.

25 Grade 7-12 teachers will learn the historical, geographical, and political context of civil rights by focusing on how citizens used the law to create “a more perfect union.” Our institute will feature four landmark Supreme Court cases that originated in Alabama and influenced jurisprudence on four critical civil rights all Americans enjoy today: gender equality, freedom of association, right to counsel, and voting rights. An interdisciplinary and award-winning team of constitutional scholars, historians, and teacher educators will provide historical and legal context, model inquiry-based lessons using the jurisprudential framework, and take participants on field trips where they will see specific sites associated with the cases and hear speakers who argued these cases at the Supreme Court. Participants will develop mini-units for their students on cases relevant to their own curriculum with the support of content and pedagogy experts.

ES-272474-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsInterfaith Center of New YorkReligious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$211,050.00Henry Goldschmidt   Interfaith Center of New YorkNew YorkNY10115-0081USA2020Comparative ReligionInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs21105002110500

A three-week institute for 25 teachers on the diversity of religions in the U.S. by way of examining the lived experience of six religions in New York City.

This three week institute offers K-12 teachers an advanced introduction to the religious diversity of the United States, through a rigorous engagement with religious studies scholarship, and with the religious life of New York City. Participants will explore six major religious traditions. They will discuss the constitutional and pedagogic issues surrounding the study of religion in public and private schools. They will meet with diverse religious leaders, visit local houses of worship, participate in a walking tour exploring local religious history, and conduct field research to trace the meanings of “religion” in a diverse New York neighborhood. In addition to these community-based pedagogies, they will also explore classroom strategies for teaching about everyday religious life, including the use of literature and case-study texts. The institute will thus help participants teach their students about the everyday lives of their fellow Americans from diverse faith traditions.

ES-272477-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsBrown UniversityAmerican Soldiers in American Wars: History and Memory10/1/2020 - 9/30/2024$135,000.00Naoko Shibusawa   Brown UniversityProvidenceRI02912-9100USA2020Military HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs13500001274680

A summer institute for 25 high school teachers on the wartime experiences of American servicemembers.

The Choices Program at Brown University is seeking a grant from the NEH in the amount of $135,000 to offer for the first time a one-week Level II Institute for 25 grade 9-12 secondary school educators called “American Soldiers in American Wars: History and Memory.” The proposed institute will be held July 12-16, 2021, and will “...promote discussion and deepened understanding of the experiences of those Americans affiliated with the armed services, whether active duty or veterans...”—a goal of the NEH initiative “Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War.”

ES-272480-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsSUNY Research Foundation, College at CortlandCommon Ground: Americans and Their Land During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$189,134.00KevinB.SheetsRandiJillStorchSUNY Research Foundation, College at CortlandCortlandNY13045-0900USA2020U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1891340172135.530

A two-week institute for 25 teachers to examine the Gilded Age and Progressive Era through a comparative place-based study of New York City and the Adirondacks.

“Common Ground” is a two-week Level II NEH Summer Institute for twenty-five middle and high school educators that examines how Americans understood the meaning of place, including those defined as “urban” and “wild,” in the years between the end of the Civil War to World War I, a period historians commonly refer to as the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Our goal is to allow educators to develop teaching tools that are adaptable to their classroom while having them study Gilded Age and Progressive Era in ways not conveyed in traditional textbook accounts.

ES-272487-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsNew York Historical SocietyWomen and Colonization: Early Encounters in the American Colonies10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$168,148.00Mia NagawieckiAllyson SchettinoNew York Historical SocietyNew YorkNY10024-5152USA2020U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs16814801674590

A two-week institute for 30 K-12 teachers on the history of women in colonial America.

This project comprises a two-week professional development institute for 30 school teachers and 13 scholars in the field of women's history in July 2021. This Institute will empower teachers to incorporate the voices of a diverse range of women into their instruction on colonial American history through interactive pedagogy workshops, lesson writing support, and dialogue with leading scholars in the field. Participants will deepen their content knowledge of the colonial period, with an emphasis on women; practice incorporating primary sources and secondary texts into their instruction; and reflect on how women’s history can and should be woven into the broader history curriculum for middle and high school students. Participants will have full access to N-YHS's Library and Museum collections, as well as to the expertise of our education staff.

ES-272490-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsFort Ticonderoga MuseumFor the Common Defense: Subjects, Citizens, and America's Military Origins, 1609-181510/1/2020 - 12/31/2022$92,257.00Richard Strum   Fort Ticonderoga MuseumTiconderogaNY12883-2711USA2020Military HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs922570882270

A two-week institute for 25 middle and high school teachers on the origins and development of American military institutions.

The institute will focus on the evolution of military institutions in America from the establishment of French and English colonies in North America through the conclusion of the War of 1812. In politics, law, and the military Americans of the founding era relied on their own experience and examples from abroad. From the impact of the English Civil War on attitudes towards standing armies to perceptions of who should, and could, serve in the military Americans crafted military institutions as unique as their civic ones. The wars of the early modern period in North America brought together a wide range of peoples and cultures from Native American Communities to Europe and Africa that shaped the unique system of national defense developed in the United States.

ES-272495-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsBoston UniversityFriendship and Identity in Literature, Film, and Adolescence10/1/2020 - 12/31/2022$168,494.00StephanE.EllenwoodKaren HarrisBoston UniversityBostonMA02215-1300USA2020Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs16849401684940

A two-week institute for 25 high school English teachers on the ways that friendship is understood and portrayed in literature and film. 

This innovative institute invites English teachers (grades 9-12) to examine how the universal human connection of friendship is understood, portrayed, and experienced from literary, social, cultural, theoretical, and pedagogical perspectives. As a formative and abiding feature of adolescence, friendship is of special curricular interest in the high school English classroom. Through literature, film, and secondary sources, teachers will explore evolving conceptions of friendship, and examine cultural/social contexts and factors including gender, race, class, loyalty, reciprocity, social media, and power dynamics. Teachers will collaborate with colleagues, learn from interdisciplinary guest scholars, and develop curricular materials to help their students become more grounded and nuanced readers of friendship in literature and in their own lives. (Designed for English teachers but will welcome up to four teacher-participants in other humanities subjects.)

ES-272498-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of San DiegoArt and Composite Culture in South Asian History10/1/2020 - 12/31/2022$120,000.00Emily SchellSugata RayUniversity of San DiegoSan DiegoCA92110-8001USA2020South Asian HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs12000001200000

A one-week institute for 30 teachers to study South Asian history and culture through visual art.

We are requesting funding for a one week Summer Institute on Art and Composite Culture in South Asian History to help middle and high school teachers use the visual arts of South Asia to enhance their teaching of world history curriculum, enabling a pluralistic understanding of the origins and development of India's many cultures and peoples. The Summer Institute will be held from July 12-16, 2021 at the University of San Diego, bringing together a cross-section of thirty history-social science teachers from across the country who are interested in using art as a form of object-oriented inquiry to teach major themes in South Asian history. By the end of the Summer Institute, teachers will have tools in place to develop a curricular unit utilizing digital materials.

ES-272511-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Role of Geographic Mobility in the African American Freedom Struggle10/1/2020 - 12/31/2022$191,236.00DerekHiltonAldermanJoshuaLangKennaUniversity of Tennessee, KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN37916-3801USA2020GeographyInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19123601857770

A three-week institute for 25 school teachers on the role of geographic mobility in the African American experience.

A three-week summer institute for teachers of grades K-12 that will provide opportunities to study geographic mobility as it relates to the African American freedom struggle. The goal of the institute is to contribute to the intellectual growth of participating educators and prepare them to create and disseminate important synergies between the teaching of history and the teaching of geography. The institute offers a model of critical thought, instruction, and pedagogical application that supports ongoing calls for greater numbers of social studies educators to address power and inequity. Participants will attend lectures, fieldtrips, and lab exercises, learn methodologies and classroom activities from curriculum specialists, and participate in discussions. They will develop standards-based lesson plans that they will take back to their classrooms.

ES-272519-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsCity Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk CultureA Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$180,420.00Sahar MuradiAmanda DarganCity Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk CultureNew YorkNY10003-9345USA2020Near and Middle Eastern LiteratureInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18042001800000

A two-week institute for 30 K-12 teachers on Muslim poetry, music, and visual art.

City Lore, in collaboration with Brooklyn College, Poets House, and Teachers & Writers, will be presenting A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts, a two-week NEH Summer Scholars Institute for school educators, school personnel, and full-time graduate students pursuing careers in education. The institute examines the high regard for poetry and its relationship to music and visual arts in several cultures of the Muslim world, both historically and in contemporary society. It draws on the arts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and West Africa to give teachers, and ultimately their students, an opportunity to deepen their understanding and knowledge of Muslim cultures and the contributions of Islamic civilizations to world literature, history, and culture.

ES-272533-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsAlabama Humanities Foundation“Stony the Road We Trod…”: Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$220,711.00MarthaV.Bouyer   Alabama Humanities FoundationBirminghamAL35205-7011USA2020U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs22071102100910

A three-week institute for 30 school teachers on the history and legacy of the civil rights movement in Alabama.

“Stony the Road...” connects the Modern Civil Rights Movement to other key events in U.S. history and examines how these events forced the nation to wrestle with issues of race and citizenship. Summer scholars examine how strategies to address segregation and discrimination in Alabama differed from one place and time to another. Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, mastermind of the Birmingham campaign, attacked segregation on all fronts: from the back of the bus to the front of the voting booth. From Birmingham to Selma, Montgomery, and Tuskegee, teachers take a journey together to reconcile knowledge of this era with facts, memory, history, and myths. In addition to the provided books, participants will have access to related documents, bibliographies, songs, poetry, curricular products developed by previous participants, and other instructional tools.

ES-272536-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsOmohundro Institute of Early American History and CultureTeaching the History and Culture of Vast Early America10/1/2020 - 12/31/2022$146,125.00KarinA.WulfRonaldAngeloJohnsonOmohundro Institute of Early American History and CultureWilliamsburgVA23187-8781USA2020History, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs14612501461250

A two-week institute for 25 K-12 teachers on the broad history of colonial America.

The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture seeks support for a first-time Level I NEH Teacher Institute that will immerse 25 teachers in Vast Early America, an approach that captures the diverse experiences, people, and geography across early North America. The two-week institute will bring teachers to Williamsburg, Virginia, from July 4–July 17, 2021 to explore early American history and to introduce the participants to tools of historical discovery that will facilitate research projects about the early American history of the places where they live and teach. Lectures, seminars, and primary sources available online, many of them newly available, as well as documents and artifacts found in physical archives and museums in Williamsburg-area collections, will give teachers a powerful platform for connecting the past to the present when they return to their classrooms and communities.

ES-272537-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsTheatre for a New Audience, Inc.Teaching Shakespeare's Plays Through Scholarship and Performance10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023$189,535.71Lindsay Tanner   Theatre for a New Audience, Inc.New YorkNY10014-2840USA2020Arts, OtherInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs189535.7101841360

A two-week institute for 25 middle and high school teachers on the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays.

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) proposes a two-week Summer Institute entitled Teaching Shakespeare's Plays through Scholarship and Performance, to be held July 12-23, 2021 at TFANA's Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York. Offered to a national group of 25 middle and high school teachers, the Institute introduces a carefully integrated approach for exploring text-based scholarship, contextual and original source material, language, and performance in three Shakespeare plays. This year's participants will study MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, MEASURE FOR MEASURE and OTHELLO under the guidance of leading Shakespeare scholars Julie Crawford (Columbia University) and Mario DiGangi (Lehman College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York), and master teaching artists and theatre practitioners Krista Apple and Claudia Zelevansky.

ES-272540-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of Texas, El PasoTales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism10/1/2020 - 9/30/2022$164,760.00Ignacio MartinezJoseph RodriguezUniversity of Texas, El PasoEl PasoTX79968-8900USA2020U.S. Regional StudiesInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs16476001645150

A two-week institute for 25 6-12 educators to study the history and literature of the borderlands.

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and in collaboration with the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (CIBS) and the Institute of Oral History (IOH), non-profit research and education centers at UTEP, propose a Summer Institute for School Teachers from July 18th to August 1st, 2021. Building on the successful participation of 25 Summer Scholars in the 2017 and 2019 Summer Institute for School Teachers titled Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism, the proposed Level II 2021 Summer Institute will provide 25 secondary school teachers (NEH Summer Scholars) in grades 6–12 with two weeks of intense, guided exploration of borderlands narratives from the Chihuahuan Desert—a culturally and politically significant region for instructional consideration and critical research encompassing 139,000 square miles across several Mexican states and parts of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

ES-272545-20Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsGilder Lehrman Institute of American HistoryThe Making of America: Colonial Era to Reconstruction10/1/2020 - 12/31/2021$111,947.00DenverAlexanderBrunsman   Gilder Lehrman Institute of American HistoryNew YorkNY10036-5900USA2020U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs111947096402.90

A one-week institute for 30 K-8 teachers on United States history from the colonial era through Reconstruction, to be held in Washington, DC. 

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is requesting a Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators grant for an innovative weeklong summer institute (level I) on American history (late 15th to the 19th century) for 30 elementary and middle school teachers. Scheduled for July 11-17, 2021, the institute will take place at George Washington University. “The Making of America: Colonial Era to Reconstruction” is purposefully broad to address the needs of underserved K-8 educators, many of whom have had little or no coursework in American history. Founded in 1994, GLI is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K-12 history education with a mission to eradicate historical illiteracy and promote civic engagement through educational programs and resources.

ES-281156-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsCUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University CenterLGBTQ+ Histories of the United States10/1/2021 - 9/30/2024$190,000.00Anne ValkPennee BenderCUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University CenterNew YorkNY10016-4309USA2021U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19000001900000

A two-week, residential institute for 30 middle and high school teachers on the histories of LGBTQ+ communities in the United States. 

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the Graduate Center, City University of New York proposes a two-week summer institute, from July 11-22, 2022, entitled LGBTQ+ Histories of the U.S. This Level II project would serve thirty (30) middle and high school teachers who will engage with current LGBTQ+ historical scholarship and discuss key methodological issues with scholars. Hands-on workshops will help them incorporate LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Queer) content into humanities and social studies classrooms. Participants will examine manuscript, published, and visual sources at the New York Public Library, the Lesbian Herstory Archive, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, and discuss hand discuss how documents can facilitate classroom discussions of LGBTQ+ history. After the institute, ASHP/CML will build a website and hold webinars to disseminate primary source packets, guides to online resources, and classroom activities.

ES-281176-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsAmherst CollegePunishment: The American Story10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$202,580.00AustinD.Sarat   Amherst CollegeAmherstMA01002-2372USA2021Law and JurisprudenceInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs2025800153674.160

A three-week, residential institute for middle and high school teachers on the meanings, purposes, and history of punishment in the United States. 

I am proposing a three-week, in-person, Level II Summer Institute for School Teachers that will examine punishment and its meanings in American society. It will host 25 participants and be particularly relevant to middle school (grades 6-8) and high school educators (grades 9-12). Punishment is an essential object of humanistic inquiry in schools throughout the United States and in history, civics, social studies, and literature courses at the middle and high school level. Teachers regularly use materials about punishment and its purposes. This Institute will address three questions: 1. What is punishment and why do we punish as we do? 2. What can we learn about politics, law, and culture in the United States from an examination of our practices of punishment? 3. What are the limits of punishment? Together with the Visiting Faculty, we will take a fresh look at familiar texts and explore new resources on which participants might draw when they teach about punishment.

ES-281188-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsAgnes Scott CollegeShakespeare and Digital Storytelling10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$187,673.00Toby Emert   Agnes Scott CollegeDecaturGA30030-3797USA2021British LiteratureInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18767301876730

A two-week, residential institute for 25 high school teachers on Shakespeare and adaptation, from folk tales to digital storytelling.

“Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling” is a new two-week summer institute for 25 English teachers of grades 9-12. The theme of “translation,” as a means to contextualize Shakespeare’s art and to construct contemporary meaning, underpins the institute, which will guide participants in an in-depth study of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet, exploring the plays’ folk and fairy tales roots as well as 21st-century approaches to teaching Shakespeare.

ES-281189-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsColgate UniversityAbolitionism and the Underground Railroad10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$213,846.00GrahamRussellHodges   Colgate UniversityHamiltonNY13346-1338USA2021U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs2138460190674.850

A three-week, residential institute for 25 middle and high school teachers on the history of abolitionism and the Underground Railroad.

A three-week Summer Institute for teachers on abolitionism and the Underground Railroad in America from the colonial days until the Civil War to be held at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, July 10-July 29 2022. The proposed institute will provide to 25 middle and high school teachers: lectures, discussions by some of the foremost scholars in the field, ample secondary readings and primary texts, films and field trips to sites relevant to the institute’s purpose. Graham Russell Hodges, the George Dorland Langdon,Jr. Professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies at Colgate will organize and direct the institute.

ES-281190-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsValencia Community CollegeTimeless Parallels: Classical Literature and Veteran Experiences10/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$200,000.00Julie Montione   Valencia Community CollegeOrlandoFL32811-2302USA2021Classical LiteratureInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs2000000135211.550

A three-week, hybrid institute on veterans’ issues and experiences in classical literature for 25 high school teachers, aimed those teaching Latin, JROTC, and English.

Reading texts in translation that are thousands of years old is challenging. Students are not always able to bridge the gaps of space and time and appreciate the value of Classical works. However, with appropriate context and tools, today’s students can experience these texts for what they are: timeless works that are just as relevant today as when they were composed. This institute is designed to provide the necessary context to consider veteran issues and experiences that have remained the same for centuries. We have developed a Level I project for teachers of grades 9-12, for 25 participants for three weeks, two weeks of residential study with two days of virtual orientation before meeting, and a virtual conclusion. This program will run in July 2022 at the Hill School in Pennsylvania. The target audience is Latin teachers, JROTC faculty, and English teachers. This program is grounded around veteran issues, many of which remained essentially the same for thousands of years.

ES-281200-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsCrow Canyon Archaeological Center, Inc.From Chaco to Mesa Verde: Ancestral Pueblo Migrations and Identity Formation in the American Southwest10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$187,202.00SusanCRyan   Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Inc.CortezCO81321-9408USA2021ArchaeologyInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18720201736350

A two-week, residential institute for 25 K-12 teachers to examine the twelfth-century Pueblo migration through interdisciplinary perspectives.

From Chaco to Mesa Verde: Ancestral Pueblo Migrations and Identity Formation in the American Southwest, a Level II, two-week summer Institute for 25 K-12 teachers, will be conducted by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center from July 17th – 30th, 2022. This newly proposed Institute highlights the factors leading up to, and following, the migrations of ancestral Pueblo people from their homelands in Chaco Canyon to the Mesa Verde region during the 12th century A.D. Utilizing a multi-vocal approach of both Western scientific and Native traditional knowledge, the goal of this Institute is to investigate human migrations as broad, socially-complex processes in order to further educate teachers, and subsequently students, on a topic that has been, and will always remain, relevant to humans in every society throughout the world in the past, present, and future.

ES-281204-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsPresident and Trustees of Bates CollegeIdentity and Multilingualism through Picture Books10/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$174,906.00Krista AronsonMargaretElizabethBoylePresident and Trustees of Bates CollegeLewistonME04240-6028USA2021Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1749060166687.950

A two-week, hybrid institute for 29 elementary school teachers to develop equitable teaching strategies using picture books.

Bates College requests Level 1 support to conduct a two-week summer institute for twenty-nine elementary school teachers on “Identity and Multilingualism through Picture Books.” will focus on pedagogical approaches to language learning through an equity lens, engaging with narrative form and structure (translation, multilingualism, code-switching) as well as visual construction (illustrations of race, ethnicity and culture as well as modes of interacting with book format).

ES-281207-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsSeton Hill CollegeGrappling with Genocide: Fostering Empathy and Engagement through Text and Image10/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$174,426.21Christine CusickJohn SpurlockSeton Hill CollegeGreensburgPA15601-1548USA2021Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs174426.210168973.540

A two-week, residential institute for 22 high school teachers using textual, visual, and oral narratives to address genocide education.

This two week institute for educators of grades 9-12 connects best practices in genocide education with contemporary global conflicts through the power of narrative. Sessions will focus on 18th-21st century conflicts, including Native American erasure, the Holocaust, the plight of the Rohingya, and the Yazidi genocide under ISIS. Each day will introduce new textual, visual, and oral narratives, with mornings dedicated to guest lectures and afternoons focused on discussions and experiential learning. Participants will visit Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and the City of Asylum writing community, meeting with local leaders to discuss opportunities for dialogue. Participants will also explore a range of pedagogical tools, including the Narrative 4 story exchange curriculum and the Question Mark/er Project. Participants will leave the institute equipped to share informed histories related to genocide, and ready to bring complex issues to life via text, image, and encounter.

ES-281208-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of South CarolinaAmerica's Reconstruction: The Untold Story10/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$199,401.00JosephBrentMorris   University of South CarolinaColumbiaSC29208-0001USA2021African American HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19940101994010

A three-week, residential institute for 25 K-12 teachers on the history and legacies of Reconstruction in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story” is a three week residential summer institute for K-12 teachers from July 5-25 2022. Through seminars led by top scholars, study trips to locations in the SC Lowcountry, and directed archival research, educators will learn more about one of the most neglected and misunderstood periods in US history, the post-Civil War era of Reconstruction, and how that history began in and was influenced by people and events in the Sea Islands. We will closely examine three broad themes over the course of the institute, including: (1)the Old South and wartime “prelude” to Reconstruction (2)the political, social, and economic facets of the Reconstruction era and its aftermath, and (3)American historical memory, the “Second Reconstruction” (modern Civil Rights Movement) and the place of Reconstruction memory in modern America. Each theme will offer unique insight into the most significant issues, events, personalities, and watershed moments of the postwar era.

ES-281217-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsWayne State UniversityDisability and Identity in History, Literature, and Media10/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$120,000.00SusanL.GabelAja ReynoldsWayne State UniversityDetroitMI48201-1347USA2021Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs120000097557.20

A one-week, virtual institute for 25 K-12 teachers on disability and identity in history, literature, and the media.

Abstract for: Disability Identity in History, Literature, and Media Cultural texts, including the texts of the K-12 curriculum, are embedded with frames of references often portraying disability identity as crystallized rather than fluid and dynamic. Wayne State University College of Education proposes a week-long virtual summer institute for twenty-five K-12 teachers. Kindergarten through fifth grade teachers will be given preference. Guest Faculty will teach about identity, disability identity, and intersectional identities and will engage in deep discussions with participants. Institute Scholars will benefit from discussions with faculty and other Institute Scholars, pursue independent or collaborative projects, use analysis skills with primary sources, and translate their learning into their teaching. With leadership from a team of renowned Guest Faculty, Institute Scholars will explore disability identity as it is represented in the K-12 curriculum.

ES-281237-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsWeber State UniversityTransforming Shakespeare's Tragedies: Adaptation, Education, and Diversity10/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$161,194.00Deborah UmanJennifer FlahertyWeber State UniversityOgdenUT84408-0001USA2021British LiteratureInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs16119401611940

A three-week, hybrid institute for 28 high school English teachers to study Shakespeare’s tragedies, focusing on Hamlet, Othello, and their adaptations.

This project requests funding to organize and offer a new, Level I, hybrid Summer Institute on using adaptations of Shakespeare's tragedies to teach the plays with an emphasis on engagement and diversity.

ES-281264-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsIntrepid Museum FoundationPerspectives on World War II in the Pacific Theater10/1/2021 - 12/31/2023$162,382.00Lynda Kennedy   Intrepid Museum FoundationNew YorkNY10036-1007USA2021History, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs16238201623820

A two-week, hybrid institute for 25 K-12 teachers to study World War II in the Pacific from multiple perspectives.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s Education Department proposes a Level II, two-week, Summer Institute for twenty-five K-12 classroom teachers to run from July 18 to July 29, 2022. 'Perspectives on World War II in the Pacific Theater' is a newly developed Institute that will immerse teachers in scholarly historical research as well as the history, artifacts and oral histories in the Museum’s collection that embody the era and the focus. Building on successful elements from the remote delivery of a 2020 Institute, the proposed Institute is formulated as a virtual hybrid learning model. While most appropriate for middle and high school teachers, applicants from other grades and educational settings which fit NEH criteria for participation will be considered.

ES-281266-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsGeorgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.Courting Liberty: Slavery and Equality Under the Constitution, 1770-187010/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$186,867.00CharaHaeusslerBohanH. Robert BakerGeorgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.AtlantaGA30302-3999USA2021U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18686701861660

A two-week, residential institute for 6th through 12th grade educators on the Constitution and its interpretations with respect to slavery and equality.  

The institute will focus on middle school (6-8) and high school educators (9-12), but may also include K-5 teachers who demonstrate substantial commitment to teaching U.S. History.

ES-281272-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsNew York Historical SocietyRethinking American Feminism, 1948-197710/1/2021 - 9/30/2023$205,897.00Leslie HayesNicholasA.JuravichNew York Historical SocietyNew YorkNY10024-5152USA2021U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs20589702058970

A three-week, hybrid institute for 30 K-12 teachers on the history of feminism in the middle of the twentieth century.

The New-York Historical Society proposes Level II summer institute that will convene 30 teachers in grades K-12 and 19 guest scholars, filmmakers, and activists to explore the history of feminism in 20th century America. This hybrid institute will fulfill three weeks of work over several months. It will include two weeks in person at N-YHS over the summer, virtual evening sessions in the fall, and a culminating virtual weekend in January 2023. Building on N-YHS’s Center for Women’s History and web-based curriculum, Women & the American Story, Rethinking American Feminism: 1948-1977 will empower teachers to incorporate the voices of a diverse range of women into their instruction on 20th century US history. By studying and celebrating the contributions of women across many categories, teachers will be better equipped to break down the stereotype of a single narrative of women’s history and help students—particularly female students—see themselves in the past.

ES-281273-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsToledo Museum of ArtDiverse Historical and Cultural Perspectives in Native American and African American Art10/1/2021 - 12/31/2023$102,953.00Mike DeetschGrace TothToledo Museum of ArtToledoOH43697-1013USA2021Arts, OtherInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs10295301029520

A one-week, residential institute to introduce 25 K-12 educators to Native American and African American art and artists, with an emphasis on immersive study in the collections of the Toledo Museum of Art. 

The Toledo Museum of Art's (TMA) Level I summer institute for K-12 educator, "Reclaiming Narratives: Exploring History, Culture, and Diverse Perspectives Through Native American and African American Art" includes 25 elementary (K-5) middle (6-8) and high school (9-12) educators as well as 5 pre-service teachers. The week-long institute is a curricular and pedagogical deep dive into intercultural aspects of visual art centered around experts, scholars, and the TMA's notable collection; it will be held June 20-24, 2022 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday for a total of 35 hours. The institute will be held on site at the Toledo Museum of Art’s campus.

ES-281286-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsNational World War I Museum and MemorialWorld War I in the Middle East10/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$171,342.38Lora VogtCherieReneeKellyNational World War I Museum and MemorialKansas CityMO64108-4603USA2021Near and Middle Eastern HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs171342.3801713420

A two-week, residential institute for 28 K-12 teachers on World War I in the Middle East and its impact on the region.

The Liberty Memorial Association, dba the National WWI Museum and Memorial (Museum and Memorial), with the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies and support from the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, proposes a two-week, Level 1 Summer Institute (Institute) for 28 K-12th grade educators. An interdisciplinary humanities program, the Institute will go beyond the traditional Western-centered emphasis on diplomacy and troop movements, focusing instead on the enduring impact of World War I on the Middle East. The topics will include the impact of the war on Ottoman soldiers, the Middle Eastern home fronts, women’s issues, disease/public health, and the development of nationalist narratives in the Arab lands, in Turkey, and among Ottoman minority groups. The Institute, held at the Museum and Memorial, in Kansas City, Missouri, from July 10 to 22, 2022.

ES-281287-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsMorgan State UniversityThe Search for Founding Black Mothers10/1/2021 - 12/31/2023$235,000.00Gretchen RudhamCandice Logan-WashingtonMorgan State UniversityBaltimoreMD21251-0001USA2021African American StudiesInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs23500002349600

A four-week, virtual institute for 30 middle and high school teachers on the overlooked histories of African American women.

This virtual, four-week summer institute endeavors to take 30 educators who teach grades 6-12 on an interactive, interdisciplinary search through literature and multiple archives in order to reckon with curricular and historical erasures of Black women. The project seeks to illuminate the under-represented contributions of Black women as individuals and their collective agency that directly shaped our nation.

ES-281289-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleThe Local and International Legacies of Nelson Hackett's Flight from Slavery, 1841-186110/1/2021 - 9/30/2022$171,369.00Trish StarksCaree BantonUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2021U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs17136901713690

A two-week, residential institute for 30 K-12 teachers on the late-antebellum sectional crisis and the history of escaping slavery through the case of Nelson Hackett.

In the summer of 1841, Nelson Hackett made his way to Canada, where he thought he had found freedom from enslavement, but his owner successfully demanded his extradition. Hackett became the first fugitive that Canada returned to slavery. He would also be the last extradited. His return set off international protests that ensured that Canada remained a safe refuge for those fleeing bondage. Institute participants will study the story of Hackett as a way to broaden the standard narrative of the sectional crisis that led to the Civil War by adding new voices and experiences. Award-winning scholar-educators will guide participants through primary and secondary sources from digital platforms like the University of Arkansas’s Nelson Hackett Project to show the impact fugitives played in the nation’s sectional crisis. Participants will return home with introductions to free classroom resources, examples of primary research for their classes, and customized, level-specific final projects.

ES-281292-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevillePandemics in History, Literature, and Today10/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$174,691.00Trish StarksCasey KayserUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleFayettevilleAR72701-1201USA2021History, OtherInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs1746910118388.360

A two-week, residential institute for 36 middle and high-school educators that would provide comparative perspectives on the 1918 and 2020 global pandemics.

The institute “Pandemics in History, Literature, and Today” will delve into the global history of the 1918 influenza pandemic, discuss literature related to its cultural and personal impact, work with archival, primary source materials from front-line workers of 1918, and compare these historical, literary, and archival descriptions with histories being gathered of the 2020 pandemic. The program is organized by scholars from medical humanities, an interdisciplinary field devoted to the critical study of science and medicine and will demonstrate how medical content can be integrated into the study of twentieth century global history and literature. Participants will return to their middle, junior or high school classrooms with lesson plans that unite history, literature, rhetoric, and science, and they will become familiar with new approaches for building skills in source analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.

ES-281302-21Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsPlimoth Patuxet Museums, Inc.Ancient Stories, New Neighbors: Decolonizing Indigenous Homelands and 17th-Century New England10/1/2021 - 12/31/2022$163,742.23Hilary GoodnowCharlotte Carrington-FarmerPlimoth Patuxet Museums, Inc.PlymouthMA02360-2429USA2021U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs163742.2301637420

A two-week, residential institute for 25 K-12 teachers on the history of Indigenous peoples in southern New England.

Ancient Stories, New Neighbors is a Level I, two-week, in-person summer institute for 25 elementary, middle, and high school teachers hosted by Plimoth Patuxet Museums (PPM) and offered 7/24-8/6/2022 on PPM’s campus in Plymouth, MA. It brings together innovative thought leaders from the nation’s classrooms, dig sites, archives, and museums in the place Mayflower’s arrival accelerated a series of events that permanently changed an already-existing, complex network of Indigenous communities, each with its own rich cultural traditions, politics and aspirations. The Institute will use Mourt’s Relation, a 1622 English pamphlet, as a case study in decolonizing historical narratives and recentering Indigenous voices by employing a range of related primary sources including archaeology, landscape, material culture, oral history, and written documents. The Institute will reveal how an Indigenous-colonial regional landscape was built and evolved through collaboration and conflict in the 1600s.

ES-288033-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsBaylor UniversityDisputatio and the Pursuit of Wisdom in the Humanities10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024$189,999.00JacksonToddBurasAngelAdamsParhamBaylor UniversityWacoTX76798-7284USA2022Philosophy, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18999901899990

Level II, two-week, fully residential Summer Institute for 25 high school humanities teachers, hosted at Baylor University in Waco, TX, from July 17-28, 2023

ES-288043-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUpstander Project Inc.Rethreading the Needle of the Native American History Narrative10/1/2022 - 12/31/2023$175,000.00Mishy Lesserendawnis SpearsUpstander Project Inc.BostonMA02130-2631USA2022U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs17500001750000

A two-week, residential institute for 25 teachers of grades 3-12 on seventeenth and eighteenth century Native American History, to be held in Boston. 

Upstander Project proposes a 2-week Level I NEH Institute in July 2023 for 3rd to 12th grade humanities teachers and museum educators. Upstander Academy: Rethreading the Needle of the Native American History Narrative is designed to give 25 participants an immersive, experiential understanding of 17th and 18th century Native American history and how the teaching of this history can help animate and inform our understanding of the present as we approach the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Funding by the NEH for the 2023 Upstander Academy Institute would support the eighth year of programming, and the first year of three focusing attention on the historical contextualization of 250th anniversary commemorations. NEH funding would support two weeks of programming, core faculty and guest speakers, and stipends for participants from across the country.

ES-288047-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsRendell Center for Civics and Civic EngagementThe First Amendment in 21st Century America10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024$129,003.00BruceAllenMurphy   Rendell Center for Civics and Civic EngagementPhiladelphiaPA19102-3814USA2022Legal HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs12900301241060

A one-week, Level II residential institute for 35 K-12 social studies educators on the evolution of the First Amendment at the National Constitution Center.

We are proposing a one-week, Level II, intensive institute for 35 K-12 social studies teachers, particularly those focused on U.S. Government and History, to study the ”The First Amendment in 21st Century America” during the period July 22-29, 2023. Throughout the institute, we will examine how the Constitutional Framers’ vision of First Amendment protections for Speech, Religion, Assembly, Press, and Thought have evolved because of the interpretations of generations of Supreme Court justices, and how they are now being changed in the 21st century by the Roberts Court.

ES-288062-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsUniversity of Texas, El PasoMaking the Good Reader and Citizen: The History of Literature Instruction at American Schools10/1/2022 - 3/31/2025$189,791.00Jonna PerrilloAndrew NewmanUniversity of Texas, El PasoEl PasoTX79968-8900USA2022Literature, OtherInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18979101897910

A two-week virtual, Level II institute for 30 middle and high school teachers to examine the history of literary education.

This institute will examine K-12 educators’ and school reformers’ changing conceptions of what constitutes a “good reader” across the twentieth century. To do so, we will trace two competing traditions in reading instruction: one emphasizes the role of literature in the student’s social, moral, and civic development; the other values skill-development and sees literature as a pathway to scientific, self-disciplined thinking that is also vital to the civic good. These tensions matter more today than ever. In developing a deeper understanding of this history, participating teachers will prepare to serve as stronger school leaders and more effective and creative practitioners.

ES-288065-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsChicago History MuseumRethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, Democracy 1870-192010/1/2022 - 9/30/2024$215,000.00Crystal JohnsonRobertDouglasJohnstonChicago History MuseumChicagoIL60614-6038USA2022Political HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs21500002145950

A three-week, Level II residential Institute for 30 K-12 educators on the history and culture of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in Chicago, Illinois.

In partnership with Loyola University Chicago (LUC) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the Chicago History Museum (CHM) proposes to reprise and expand "Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, Democracy, 1877 to 1920" for a sixth year. The program’s core is a three-week summer institute in Chicago for 30 resident teachers across grades 6-12 from July 9-29, 2023, plus a new virtual conference in fall 2023. Participants will deepen their knowledge and understanding of this crucial period through readings, discussions, lectures, inquiries into primary sources, and exploration of landmark historical and cultural resources in Chicago. The institute creates an intellectual space where teachers may contemplate and debate how individuals and groups defined, reformed, and contributed to visions for American democracy during a period when radically different perspectives often dominated the public political and cultural discourse.

ES-288076-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsFlorida A&M UniversityCentering Youth Agency in the Civil Rights Movement10/1/2022 - 12/31/2023$175,000.00DariusJ.YoungKristalMooreClemonsFlorida A&M UniversityTallahasseeFL32307-3102USA2022African American HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs17500001750000

A new two-week, combined format institute for 25 K-12 educators on the history of youth activism in the Civil Rights Movement.

Hosted by Florida A&M University and the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program, this two-week Institute will encourage teachers to consider “the student as a force for social change” during the Civil Rights Movement. While K-12 curriculum often centers the voices of adults, a growing body of scholarship has called attention to the role of young people in the battles for equality that engulfed the United States following World War II. Through a focus on the school desegregation standoff at Clinton High School and the creation of Freedom Schools during 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, teachers will learn new ways to center the voices of young people during this crucial era. Participants will hear from leading scholars, movement veterans, and contemporary student activists; participate in digital history workshops in collaboration with FAMU’s Black Archives; and create lessons that use these stories and culturally relevant pedagogies to promote student agency in their classroom

ES-288080-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsEndicott CollegeThe Salem Witch Trials: Their World and Legacy10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024$183,457.00Mark HerlihyElizabeth MatelskiEndicott CollegeBeverlyMA01915-2096USA2022U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18345701815390

A three-week, combined-format institute for 26 middle and high school teachers on the history, interpretations, and legacies of the Salem witchcraft trials.

Endicott College (Beverly, Massachusetts) seeks funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to host a Level II, three-week Summer Institute for K-12 educators with one week of remote learning followed by two weeks at our oceanfront campus, focusing on the Salem witch trials and their legacy, July 10-28, 2023. The Institute will give 26 middle school and high school teachers the opportunity to explore the trials from a variety of perspectives, to discuss the latest scholarship on the trials, and to consider parallels between 1692 and moments in United States history that have been marked by fear of enemies both real and imagined. This Institute is an enhanced version of a three-week, NEH-funded Seminar on the trials and their legacy that was scheduled to run in person in July 2020, was postponed due to the pandemic, and delivered remotely in July 2021. We plan to build on the success of the prior remote initiative, which reached 16 participants and received glowing reviews.

ES-288093-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsPenn StateMaking Holocaust and Genocide Education Relevant Through Inquiry and Classroom Application10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024$190,000.00BoazChaimDvirLogan RuttenPenn StateUniversity ParkPA16802-1503USA2022Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19000001900000

A two-week combined-format institute to help 30 teachers of grades 6-12 lead classroom discussions about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights.

This two-week NEH Institute will immerse grades 6-12 teachers in studying the Holocaust, other genocides, and human rights with an eye toward leading responsible classroom investigations of these topics. Participants will convene for a weeklong summer residency in State College, PA, where a dedicated team will guide them in exploring multiple perspectives on genocide and human rights including geography, human agency, international law, and more. Institute faculty will assist participants as they intertwine intensive content study with reflection, inquiry, and planning for application. The June 2023 residency includes a field trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History, an immersive reality tour of the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza, and other community assets in Philadelphia, PA. During and after the residency, participants will be supported to build inquiry-based, trauma-informed classroom applications through virtual sessions distributed across Fall 2023.

ES-288098-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsVirginia TechCrossing Divides: Connecting Veterans, Teachers and Students through Oral History10/1/2022 - 12/31/2023$163,772.00JasonAaronHigginsJamesM.DubinskyVirginia TechBlacksburgVA24061-2000USA2022U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs16377201622690

A two-week residential institute to help 25 high school teachers incorporate veteran studies into their curriculum by using oral history.

“Crossing Divides” is a Level I, two-week summer institute, from June 5-16, 2023, that will enable twenty-five K-12 educators to incorporate veterans studies into their curricula and train them to do oral history projects as class assignments. An interdisciplinary group of Virginia Tech faculty will host our first institute on veterans and oral history. The first week of the institute will be at the library at Virginia Tech, where participants will engage in a series of workshops with oral historians, educators, scholars, and veterans. During the second week, we will travel to Washington D.C., to tour the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, explore the Military Women’s Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery, and visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and World War II Memorial. This institute seeks to help bridge the military-civilian divide and inspire dialogue between veterans, teachers, and students.

ES-288107-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsGilder Lehrman Institute of American HistoryThe Making of America: Colonial Era to Reconstruction10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024$190,000.00DenverAlexanderBrunsman   Gilder Lehrman Institute of American HistoryNew YorkNY10036-5900USA2022U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs19000001897260

A two-week, residential institute for 36 K-8 teachers on American history from the colonial era through Reconstruction, to be held in Washington, D.C.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is requesting a Summer Institutes for K-12 Educators Grant for an innovative two-week residential summer institute (Level II) on American history from the late fifteenth to the nineteenth century for 36 elementary and middle school teachers. Scheduled for July 9-22, 2023, “The Making of America: Colonial Era to Reconstruction” will take place in person at The George Washington University and build on the successful Level I virtual NEH institute of the same name during July 2021. “The Making of America: Colonial Era to Reconstruction” is purposefully broad in scope to address the needs of underserved K-8 educators, many of whom have had little or no coursework in American history. The institute will focus on the people, ideas, and events that made America into a cultural, social, and political reality.

ES-288117-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsSaginaw Valley State UniversityLanguage and Linguistic Prejudice Related to Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Identity10/1/2022 - 12/31/2023$149,710.00Veronika DrakeNatalia KnoblockSaginaw Valley State UniversityUniversity CenterMI48710-0001USA2022LinguisticsInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs14971001497100

A two-week, residential institute for 30 K-12 teachers to study linguistic prejudice related to race, ethnicity, gender, and identity.

The project on Language and Linguistic Prejudice aims to address the fact that most people renounce discrimination related to race, ethnicity, gender, and identity, but continue holding discriminatory beliefs about language. The Institute will examine linguistic bias and discrimination tied to ethnicity and race as well as to gender. It will discuss the dominant linguistic ideology, Standard English and non-standard varieties, discrimination toward “foreigner accents,” the English-only movement in the US, and the extermination of Native American languages during colonization. The Institute will further analyze gender stereotypes about language use and examine the multiple ways language reflects and further perpetuates such stereotypes, heteronormativity, and homophobia. The goal of the Institute is to increase K-12 educators’ understanding of the nature and function of language and the importance of language choice for equitable and inclusive teaching approaches.

ES-288127-22Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 EducatorsNew York Historical SocietyPreparing for America at 250: Women and the American Revolution10/1/2022 - 12/31/2023$180,302.00Leslie HayesAllyson SchettinoNew York Historical SocietyNew YorkNY10024-5152USA2022U.S. HistoryInstitutes for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs18030201754740

A three-week, combined-format institute for 30 K-12 teachers on women’s lives and experiences during the American Revolution.

The New-York Historical Society is delighted to propose an entirely new Level I project that will convene 30 teachers in grades K-12 with select guest scholars and museum professionals to reframe the American Revolution through the lens of women’s history. This hybrid institute will fulfill three weeks of work over several months. It will include two weeks in person at the New-York Historical Society from July 10-21, 2023, and virtual evening sessions on June 14, August 30, September 27, October 25, and November 19, 2023.