K-12 educators from throughout the U.S. and its territories are invited to apply to participate in "Race and Place: African Americans in Washington, DC from 1800-1954," a NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers offered by Decatur House Museum and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The workshop is designed to provide teachers with an in-depth understanding of four crucial periods in American history—pre-Civil War, Civil War, Reconstruction and
Segregation—by studying the experiences of African Americans in the nation’s capital. Support from the National Endowment for the Humanities will provide a $500 stipend and a partial travel reimbursement to assist with travel and lodging costs.
The workshop will include visits to “off the beaten path” historic sites in Washington, DC; lectures and discussions led by nationally known scholars and museum partners; pedagogical resource sessions; and analysis and curriculum development sessions led by our resident Master Teacher. Educators will explore historic sites, including the Mary McLeod Bethune Council National Historic Site, LeDroit Park, Howard University, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Lincoln Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home, Decatur House, and Lafayette Park. Race and Place will also provide teachers with the primary and secondary source training that they will need to write and teach content-rich lessons at their schools. Each teacher will receive an educational package that will include books by workshop faculty, content-specific articles, and copies of primary sources. They will be well-equipped with the skills and tools to incorporate their experiences into their classrooms and train fellow teachers at home.
The workshop application deadline is March 15, 2007. K-12 educators from throughout the United States and its territories are encouraged to apply, and fifty applicants will be selected for each of the six-day workshops.
Session I: July 8-13, 2007
Session II: July 22-26, 2007.
The workshop is designed principally for classroom teachers in public, private, parochial, and charter schools, as well as home schooling parents. Other K-12 school personnel, including administrators, substitute teachers, classroom paraprofessionals, and librarians, are eligible to participate, subject to available space.
For detailed information on the workshop—including eligibility guidelines, application instructions, workshop faculty, a daily schedule, housing options—please visit the project website at http://www.decaturhouse.org/workshop/index.htm. If you have any questions or require further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-842-0920 ext. 227 or 232.
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