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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…

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A three-week institute for 25 school teachers, taking place at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, on Shakespeare and early American history.

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The American Civil War Museum’s (ACWM) new two-week Summer Institute Emancipation and Evolving American Identity will bring three dozen K-12 teachers to a deeper understanding of the history of…

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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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During the 1920s and 1930s, city leaders boasted of Kansas City’s economic and civic triumphs and culture flourished, yet these achievements occurred in a political, social, and economic landscape…

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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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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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In this new project, participants will investigate the ancient Fremont culture, a group of people who lived in what is now Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Colorado from about CE 1 to 1200 before severe…

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2020 marks Kent State University’s 50th commemoration of the shootings on May 4, 1970, a turning point in the Vietnam War and emblem of the student protest movement. “Making Meaning of May 4th”…

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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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This participatory, place-based workshop focuses on the events and personalities of the American Revolution at seven historic sites in Vermont’s Champlain Valley, including innovative sessions…

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Participants will explore the history and landscape of 1600s New England, with an emphasis on the role of geography and place. This is an opportunity to engage deeply with the region by visiting…

Media Resource

This episode of BackStory recounts the turbulent history of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Each segment below contains a clip from the podcast as well as a set of comprehension questions to…

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This episode of BackStory explores the history of presidential inaugurations and pays particular attention to the historical significance of specific transitions during contentious times in U.S.…

Lesson Plan

Students will learn how the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution was shaped by historical events and how it reflected the fundamental values and principles of a newly independent nation.