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1 week paid summer study for teachers

January 12, 2009 am31 12:57 am

Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) sponsors some 4 – 6 week workshops for teachers. Major time investment!

But more recently, they started sponsoring 1 week “Landmarks of American History.” They pay $750 and reimburse transportation. The week is 5 days. You hang out with other teachers. And learn something. And visit somewhere. It’s a good, cheap (you might come out ahead) vacation. And, if you teach something other than social studies or English, they still take you. (application deadline is March 19)

I did two of these two years ago. I highly recommend the week in Lowell, Massachusetts, at the cotton mills there (with a side trip to Old Sturbridge Village, and another to Concord and the battle site and the Thoreau museum and the Alcott house and Walden Pond….

Link: National Endowment for the Humanities, Landmarks of American History
List with dates below the fold
More information below the fold
Brief listing:

  • Emily Dickinson: Person, Poetry and Place, Amherst
  • Shaping the Constitution: A View from Mount Vernon, 1783-1789
  • “Stony the Road We Trod”: Alabama’s Role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement, Brimingham, Selma, Tuskegee
  • Remembering the Alamo: Landmark of American History and Culture, San Antonio
  • The American Skyscraper: Transforming Chicago and the Nation
  • Partisans and Redcoats: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry, Cowpens, Kings Mountain…
  • The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, Culture, and History in the Mississippi Delta, Cleveland Mississippi with trips to Memphis and elsewhere
  • Pearl Harbor: History, Memory, Memorial
  • Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston and Her Eatonville Roots
  • Huckleberry Finn in Post-Reconstruction America: Mark Twain’s Hartford Years, 1871-1891
  • War of Invasion—War of Liberation: Occupied Nashville and the Civil War and Emancipation in the Upper South, Nashville and vicinity
  • America’s Industrial Revolution at the Henry Ford, River Rouge
  • A Revolution in Government: Philadelphia, American Independence, and the Constitution, 1765-1791
  • “Aiming for Pensacola”: Riding the Underground Railroad in the Deep South
  • Abraham Lincoln and the Forging of Modern America, Southern Illinois University
  • Crossroads of Empire: Cultural Contact and Imperial Rivalry at Old Fort Niagara
  • Ellis Island: Public Health, and the American Workforce, 1891–1924
  • A Rising People: Benjamin Franklin and the Americans, Philadelphia
  • Women’s Suffrage on the Western Frontier, Wyoming
  • Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution


The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the federal government. As part of the NEH’s We the People program, we offer the following Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Schoolteachers. Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops provide the opportunity for K-12 educators to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history. These one-week academies will give participants direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical sites and the use of archival and other primary historical evidence. Landmarks Workshops present the best scholarship on a specific landmark or related cluster of landmarks, enabling participants to gain a sense of the importance of historical places, to make connections between what they learn in the Workshop and what they teach, and to develop enhanced teaching materials for their classrooms.

Amount of Award
Teachers selected to participate will receive a stipend of $750 at the end of the residential Workshop session. Stipends are intended to help cover living expenses, books, and travel expenses to and from the Workshop location. Travel supplements will be available, but will be allocated on a case-by-case basis after the Workshop session is over.

Eligibility
Classroom teachers and librarians in public, private, parochial, and charter schools, as well as home-schooling parents are eligible to participate. Other K-12 school personnel, including administrators, substitute teachers, and classroom paraprofessionals, are also eligible to participate, subject to available space.

Teachers at schools in the United States or its territorial possessions or Americans teaching in foreign schools where at least 50 percent of the students are American nationals are eligible for this program. Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Foreign nationals teaching abroad are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must complete the NEH application and provide all of the information requested to be considered eligible. An individual may apply to and participate in a maximum of two (2) Workshops, and may not apply to a program previously attended. Past or present participation in the NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes program does not affect an individual’s eligibility to participate in Landmarks programs.

How to Apply
Please telephone or send by U.S. Post or by e-mail a request for application information and expanded Workshop descriptions to the Landmarks directors listed here; in some cases, these materials will also be available on project websites. When making contact, please include your regular mailing address because directors may send application material through the mail. You may request information about as many Workshops as you like, and, as noted above, you may apply to and participate in no more than two programs, providing that the dates do not overlap. The application deadline is March 16, 2009 (postmark).

Information
Please direct all questions concerning individual Landmarks Workshops, as well as all requests for application materials, to the appropriate director(s). General questions concerning NEH Landmarks programs may be directed to the NEH Division of Education Programs (202/606-8463 or e-mail
sem-inst@neh.gov).

Emily Dickinson: Person, Poetry and Place
July 5-10 or July 12-17, 2009
Locations: Sites in Amherst, Massachusetts, including the Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst History Museum, Jones Library

Shaping the Constitution: A View from Mount Vernon, 1783-1789
June 15-19 or August 10-14, 2009
Location: Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Virginia

“Stony the Road We Trod”: Alabama’s Role in the Modern Civil Rights Movement
June 21-27 or July 12-18, 2009
Locations: Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Tuskegee, Alabama

Remembering the Alamo: Landmark of American History and Culture
June 21-26 or June 28-July 3, 2009
Location: The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

The American Skyscraper: Transforming Chicago and the Nation
July 12-18 or July 26-August 1, 2009
Locations: Chicago’s Loop including: Santa Fe Building, Sears Tower, Fisher Building, Marquette Building, Monadnock Building, Manhattan Building, Field Building, The Rookery, The Auditorium Building, Sullivan Center (formerly Carson Pirie Scott), Tribune Tower, The Reliance Building, and Federal Center

Partisans and Redcoats: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry
July 19-24 or August 2-7, 2009
Locations: Revolutionary War battlefields in South Carolina: Historic Brattonsville, Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Ninety Six National Historic Site, as well as Walnut Grove Plantation and Greenville County Museum of Art

The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, Culture, and History in the Mississippi Delta
June 15-20 or July 13-18, 2009
Locations: Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, the heart of the Mississippi Delta, with regular trips throughout the region and one trip to Memphis. Greenville, Dockery Farms (birthplace of the Blues), the B.B. King Museum, Indianola, Sumner, Money, Memphis, National Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Rock and Soul Museum, Highway 61

Pearl Harbor: History, Memory, Memorial
July 25-July 31 or August 1-7, 2009
Locations: East-West Center, U.S.S. Arizona Memorial and special boat tour of Pearl Harbor, U.S.S. Missouri, Hickam Field and Headquarters, Ford Island and other Pearl Harbor attack sites, and Punchbowl Cemetery

Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston and Her Eatonville Roots
June 14-20 or June 21-27, 2009
Locations: Eatonville, Winter Park, Maitland, Ft. Pierce

America’s Industrial Revolution at the Henry Ford
June 21-26 or July 19-24, 2009
Locations: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Benson Ford Research Center, Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Huckleberry Finn in Post-Reconstruction America: Mark Twain’s Hartford Years, 1871-1891
July 13-17 or July 27-31, 2009
Locations: Mark Twain’s Hartford home, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Hartford home, the Old (Connecticut) State House, and a driving tour of Hartford’s historic neighborhoods representing nearly 400 years of Connecticut heritage

War of Invasion—War of Liberation: Occupied Nashville and the Civil War and Emancipation in the Upper South
June 14-19 or June 21-26, 2009
Locations: Travellers Rest Historic Site (Nashville), Fort Negley Historic Site (Nashville), Stones River National Battlefield and National Cemetery, Chickamauga National Battlefield

A Revolution in Government: Philadelphia, American Independence, and the Constitution, 1765-1791
July 6-10 or July 20-24, 2009
Locations: National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, Franklin Court, Carpenter’s Hall, and other sites in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Crossroads of Empire: Cultural Contact and Imperial Rivalry at Old Fort Niagara
July 13-17 or July 20-24, 2009
Locations: Niagara University, Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Old Fort Niagara

A Rising People: Benjamin Franklin and the Americans
June 28-July 3 or July 5 to 10, 2009
Locations: Independence Hall; Franklin Court; Franklin Institute; American Philosophical Society; Old City, Philadelphia; Society Hill Historic District; and historic houses in the Germantown Historic Area, including Stenton and Cliveden

Ellis Island: Public Health, and the American Workforce, 1891–1924
July 20-24 or July 27-31, 2009
Locations: Ellis Island and New York City; Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Museum at Eldridge Street and the Museum of Chinese in America

Abraham Lincoln and the Forging of Modern America
June 14-19 or July 19-24, 2009
Locations: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and sites in Springfield (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, Lincoln Law Office, Home) and New Salem Village

Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution
June 28-July 3, July 12-July 17, or August 2-August 7, 2009
Locations: Lowell National Historical Park, Old Sturbridge Village, and various sites in Concord, Massachusetts

“Aiming for Pensacola”: Riding the Underground Railroad in the Deep South
July 13-17 or July 20-24, 2009
Locations: Arcadia Mills, Fort Barrancas, Fort Pickens, Historic Pensacola Village, Julee Cottage, Negro Fort, Old Pensacola Navy Yard, Plaza Ferdinand, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Seville Square, Tivoli High House

Women’s Suffrage on the Western Frontier
July 19-24 or July 26-31, 2009
Locations: University of Wyoming, South Pass National Historic Landmark, South Pass City State Historic Site, and sites surrounding Laramie and Lander, Wyoming

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2009 am31 2:46 am 2:46 am

    Thanks–I just sent for some information and applications

    • January 12, 2009 am31 6:47 am 6:47 am

      I submitted the post to EdWize. I hope a lot of NYC teachers take advantage. Just get out of town for a few days, and earn a couple of bucks. Nothing wrong with that. And it might be fun.

      Let us know if you go further with this. And please pass it on. Especially to newer teachers. And to teachers who should be taking vacations instead of working.

  2. confusednycteach permalink
    January 12, 2009 am31 7:55 am 7:55 am

    This is great! I just emailed a few people for info! :)

  3. January 13, 2009 am31 5:46 am 5:46 am

    Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Shari Storm permalink
    July 18, 2009 pm31 1:07 pm 1:07 pm

    Please send me information so I can attend in 2010.

    • July 19, 2009 am31 8:59 am 8:59 am

      use the same link as I posted above. Check back next year. I don’t remember when the new listings appear. December? January? Something like that.

  5. catherine johnson permalink
    March 21, 2010 pm31 3:41 pm 3:41 pm

    I would love to attend this workshop during the summer.

    Thanks!

    • Anonymous permalink
      December 22, 2011 am31 1:24 am 1:24 am

      I am still very much interested in attending this workshop during the summer.

      Catherine Johnson

  6. March 14, 2011 pm31 1:04 pm 1:04 pm

    I would be delighted to attend this workshop

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