Grant: Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Schoolteachers

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities 
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.


Purpose:  
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.  
 
     Name: N/A
     Deadline: March 16, 2009
     Maximum Award: $750 stipend
     Number Of Awards: Multiple
     Period: Summer 2009
 
 
More 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).  
URL: http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-school.html  

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