March 4th is the deadline for K-12, community college and university educators to apply for NEH-funded Summer Seminars and Institutes. These one to five week programs allow educators to study a humanities topic alongside their peers and experts in the field while developing curricula for the upcoming school year or working on research projects. Educators can learn about the industrial revolution at Henry Ford’s Rouge Factory, enrich their knowledge of the Civil War in Gettysburg, PA, or discuss the Trail of Tears with experts in North Carolina. Please visit www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs to find information about all of the 2014 programs.
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“I became a stronger teacher because of my NEH [teacher seminars]. . . Using original documents supplemented by the latest research, my students . . .expressed surprise at their emerging civil competence—and an appreciation for escaping the mind-numbing aspects of unit-chapter-section text book learning.”
Cowlitz County (Washington) Commissioner