“Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps”
NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers
22 June to 10 July 2009 at the Newberry Library in Chicago
The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography invites school teachers nationwide to apply for its 2009 NEH summer seminar, Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps, which will take place on June 22 - July 10, 2009. This 3-week seminar led by James Akerman (The Newberry Library) and Gerald Danzer (The University of Illinois at Chicago) is designed to develop cartographic literacy and encourage effective use of map documents in the classroom through study in the history of cartography. A program of seminars based on recent scholarship in the history of cartography and guided individual research will allow teachers to explore the relevance of map study to their own interests and curricular needs. Seminars and workshops will serve as forums for refining and applying the skills necessary to read maps as products of science, artistic creations, storytellers, wayfinding tools, and expressions of power; and as representations of worldviews and local landscapes.
Applications are encouraged from teachers of a broad range of courses and grade levels. Full-time K-12 educators working in public, private, and religiously-affiliated schools, as well as home-school educators in the United States or its territorial possessions are eligible; see the application guidelines for complete eligibility criteria.
Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $2,600 to help defray travel and housing expenses. Successful applicants may elect to receive CPDU credit, if eligible, for participation in this seminar. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, 2 March 2009.
Additional information and application materials are available at http://www.newberry.org/smith/summermaps.html or by contacting Sarah Frank, The Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St, Chicago IL 60610; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 312–255–3659.
“Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps” is supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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