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New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA 02740-6398)
Timothy W. Marr (Project Director: February 2019 to present)
Wyn Kelley (Co Project Director: August 2019 to present)

Institutes for K-12 Educators
Education Programs

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$157,321 (approved)
$156,986 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2019 – 12/31/2021

Moby-Dick and the World of Whaling in the Digital Age

A two-week institute for K-12 educators on Herman Melville’s classic, Moby-Dick.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum (NBWM) and the Melville Society Cultural Project (MSCP) will offer a two-week Summer Institute from June 19 to July 2, 2020 titled “Moby-Dick and the World of Whaling in the Digital Age.” This Institute will build on the success of the 2018 Summer Institute of the same format and theme, which hosted teachers of grades 9-12 in New Bedford, MA to investigate the art and contexts of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Through this institute, participants will encounter the rich worlds of Moby-Dick to better understand and appreciate Melville’s literary power and interpret the book's wonders for their students. This Institute will extend the sharing of our communal resources to twenty-five educators from around the nation, to empower them to journey with their students ever more boldly into Moby-Dick, and to dramatize the imperative value of the humanities as an essential antidote to the diminished discourse of tweet and sound byte.