The Minot State University History Department welcomes applications for a 2005 summer institute for teachers on “Contexts and Legacies of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.” The institute, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will be held June 26-July 22 in Minot, North Dakota.
This four-week Summer Institute will bring together 28 teachers to examine the Lewis and Clark Expedition within a multitude of contexts and perspectives. The institute will combine four weeks of topical study led by major historians with overnight visits to some of the most beautiful and historically important sites of the expedition. Each week prominent historians will teach on major themes, including the European background of conquest and exploration, Thomas Jefferson's vision of America, the complex native world and its interactions with outsiders before the expedition, and the cultural and environmental legacies of the expedition. A curriculum facilitator will support participants in workshops intended to enable them to translate what they have learned into lesson plans, activities, and teaching materials suitable for use in their classrooms. Minot State history faculty will assist participants with the latest technology to design state-of-the-art curricular materials.
Informational materials for the institute are available for download on our website. You can also request e-mail attachments or hard copies of these materials from the director. The application deadline for the institute is (postmarked) March 1, 2005.
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