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The Vietnam War offers a powerful lens for examining issues of class, race, and ethnicity during an especially volatile time in American history.

The “images” of the Vietnam War and the messages sent by the news media and how they influenced the public perceptions about the war.

Lessons will explore how the war affected domestic politics, the civil rights movement, the elections, popular culture.

Lessons will explore the degree of understanding and the many misunderstandings Americans have about Vietnam, it’s people and it’s struggles.

Why Vietnam?  What were the root causes of the war from a geopolitical perspective? From a bi-polar perspective? Through a Cold War lens?

Initially, the US strategy was to fight a conventional war, but this war had no conventional front line.

Slavery and African Americans in Antebellum America. Was the American Revolution inevitable? 

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NEH-funded American "Vernacular Music Manuscripts, ca. 1730-1910: Digital Collections from the American Antiquarian Society and the Center for Popular Music" offers handwritten music manuscripts…

Explore classroom lesson plans related to Ken Burns's and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, which tells the story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and…

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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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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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Grand Coulee Dam: Intersection of Modernity and Indigenous Cultures is a K-12 teacher workshop that explores the history of Grand Coulee Dam as a landmark of contested narratives. One narrative…

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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…

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Participants in the Tsongas Industrial History Center's Labor and Landscape: Lowell as Nineteenth-Century Crucible workshops build content knowledge and pedagogical skills through a study of…

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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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This workshop unveils the unknown stories of school desegregation in Virginia and throughout the nation after the U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. It highlights the role…

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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 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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The “Battle of Homestead” is the most famous event in labor history. While the 1892 Homestead Steel Strike only lasted four months, it created a lasting impact on how the nation viewed the…

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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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Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration will bring educators for grades 5-12 from around the country to Heart Mountain, one of the 10 incarceration sites for Japanese…

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The overarching goals of this Seminar will be to introduce Summer Scholars to debates among significant philosophers of education, to understand connections among their ideas, and to articulate…

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Living on the Edge of Empire: Alliance, Conflict and Captivity in Colonial New England will take place in the Old Deerfield Village Historic Landmark District in Massachusetts and surrounding…

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Mesa Verde National Park and Pueblo Indian History is a one-week workshop for 36 K–12 educators focused on the following questions: 1) How do we come to know and appreciate the time depth, people…

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The workshop provides teachers an incomparable opportunity to interact with a continuous, intact, and largely undisturbed record of conflict history outside of museum walls on the island of Saipan…

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Gettysburg is often called “The Most Famous Small town in America,” and it’s a moniker well earned. What happened here stays with us not only as a matter of historical record, but also in cultural…