The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Creative Learning Factory at the Ohio Historical Society are seeking Community College Instructors and K-12 teachers to participate in a NEH Landmarks in American History workshop on the War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit prominent sites from the war and explore diverse aspects of the conflict with renowned scholars like Alan Taylor, Andrew Cayton, David Skaggs, Gregory Dowd, Jim Bradford, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and others. Faculty will lead the group through the various social, political, cultural, military, and economic components of the war from its origins through its aftermath. Topics will include the nature of the military and naval conflict, the role of Native Americans, the degree to which the conflict should be seen as a Civil War, as well as the war’s broader political and social dimensions. We will tour several prominent historical sites in this key borderlands region, including Fort Meigs, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Monument, and the River Raisin Battlefield.
The workshop is timed for the bicentennial of the conflict and is designed to help provide resources and knowledge for Community College or K-12 school teachers who teach this period of United States history. The broader perspective that we will take would also make it suitable for those who teach social studies, western civilization, world or Atlantic history, or history-related fields like anthropology, American studies, war and peace studies, or Native American studies.
These workshops will be offered July 22-27, 2012 and August 5-10, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio, a city in the heart of the war’s narrative. There is no fee to participate in this program and all participants will receive a $1,200 stipend to help defray travel and lodging expenses. If you teach at a Community College go to www.1812landmarkscollege.org for more information and to learn how to learn how to participate. Applications are due March 1st!
If you teach K-12 students, go to www.1812landmarksteacher.org for more information and to learn how to participate. Applications are due March 1st!
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