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In “Social Movements and Reform,” educators investigate Lowell’s textile industry as a case study of early 19th-century industrialization and reform. We use synchronous and pre-recorded elements…

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Our seminar will examine K-12 educators’ and school reformers’ changing conceptions of what constitutes a “good reader” across the twentieth century. To do so, we will trace two competing…

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The centennial of the end of World War I offers an opportunity to think anew about the war’s centrality in American and world history, society, and culture. World War I in History and Literature…

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This institute will explore the people, ideas, and events that shaped America from the colonial era through Reconstruction. Each day will focus on key primary sources and the latest historical…

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“A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts” offers educators windows onto the history and social and political fabric of a variety of Muslim societies and cultures…

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Women are largely excluded from the traditional curricular narrative of colonial America. This institute will reframe and expand the customary stories of the four major European powers in North…

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7-12 grade Social Studies teachers will be recruited to come to Auburn, Alabama for a two-week summer institute focused on Landmark Supreme Court cases that originated in Alabama. Participants…

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This one-week intensive institute for K-12 teachers on the U.S. Constitution will explore the theories behind the Founding Fathers’ vision of the First Amendment and the changes in the…

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“Frederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads” will give language arts educators opportunities to enrich their views of how Douglass’s Narrative resides at the intersections of autobiography,…

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This Institute is both a colloquium and a hands-on workshop that will explore how media was used during the Age of the American Revolution, a critical era of change in the American news milieu, in…

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28 participants will explore disability and identity in history, literature, and media. Each day a new guest scholar joins the institute for a full day of active thought and conversation about…

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Borderlands narratives have historically been seen as peripheral to the development of American history and identity. In middle and high-school textbooks across the country, borderland populations…

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This seminar explores the disputatio, or disputed question, as a tool for engaging wisdom questions in the humanities. Wisdom questions concern the foundational beliefs that guide human conduct…

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During this week-long workshop, participants will investigate the skyscraper as a physical and cultural construct. Skyscrapers will serve as a lens for studying innovation; urbanization;…

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Borderlands of Southern Colorado is a place-based workshop in Colorado's San Luis Valley illuminating the complex history of the American southwest through the intersection of geo-political,…

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This seminar, hosted by Chicago's renowned Newberry Library, examines the interplay between mapping and environmental knowledge across Pan-American history. The course of research, discussion, and…

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"Hoover Dam and the Making of the American West" examines the history and future of this 20th century marvel. You will get the opportunity to visit the dam site itself, as well as Boulder City,…

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This summer seminar will provide teachers the opportunity to study Roman Daily Life through Petronius' novel Satyricon and material culture from the city of Pompeii. The novel will be read in…

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This summer seminar will engage in an in-depth and collaborative study of the origin, development, and legacy of the Salem witch trials and will consider parallels between the trials and moments…

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Through seminars led by top scholars, study trips to locations in the SC Lowcountry, and directed archival research, educators will learn more about one of the most neglected and misunderstood…

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Located outside Atlanta, Agnes Scott College (ASC) will host a new summer institute designed primarily for 25 English teachers of grades 9-12. The theme of “translation,” as a means to…

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Drawing on the resources of the Schomburg Center, the Harlem community, and new scholarship, this two-week institute in New York City expands the typical Civil Rights Movement narrative by…

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This institute (first offered in summer 2018) invites 30 teachers (designed for grades 7-12) to learn the bottom-up history of the Civil Rights Movement, receive resources, and develop strategies…

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Focusing on Frankenstein and Cinderella, as well as adaptations of these stories in film, drama, young adult fiction, children’s picture books, and graphic novels, this institute provides…

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The U of SC Center for Innovation in Higher Education in partnership with the U of SC School of Law, the historic Penn Center and the South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society will host a…

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The institute will illuminate the art and contexts of Herman Melville’s famous 19th-century American novel Moby-Dick, and help teachers from across the country interpret the book for 21st-century…