2005 Landmarks of American History: Workshops for Community College Faculty
The National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting a new series of professional development programs designed exclusively for two-year college teachers. Landmarks of American History Workshops for Community College Faculty grew out of a similar program for schoolteachers. These week-long, residence-based programs will provide the opportunity for community college teachers to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history at major historical sites around the nation. They are intended primarily for full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty. Librarians and other college administrators are also eligible to participate, subject to available space. Participants will receive a stipend of $500 which is intended to help cover living expenses, books, and travel expenses to and from the Workshop location. Travel supplements for those traveling long distances will be available and will be allocated after participants are selected.
Landmarks Workshops are designed to give participants direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical sites and the use of archival and other primary historical evidence. They include 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 teaching materials for their classrooms. Workshops also include some opportunities for research. Landmarks Workshops for the summer of 2005 are:
Remembering the Alamo
Landmarks of American Democracy: from Freedom Summer to the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike
Working the Woods: Economies and Cultures in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Currents of History: The Columbia River and the Making of the American West
Steel-Making in Cleveland: A case Study of Industrialization, Immigration, Labor, Race, Ethnicity, and Gender.
For full listings, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, please see the web address provided below.
These listings contain project titles and the means to contact each Landmarks Workshop director. In response to a request for information, workshop directors will send a letter describing the content, logistics, and expectations of that project. Requests for information and completed applications should NOT be directed to the National Endowment for the Humanities; they should be addressed to the individual projects as found in the listings. General questions concerning the Landmarks of American History program may be directed to the NEH Division of Education Programs (e-mail address and telephone number are shown below).
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