Sunday, November 27, 2011

NEH Announces Summer 2012 Seminars, Institutes for Teachers

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs has announced its Summer 2012 seminars and institutes for teachers.

Application Deadline (postmarked): March 1, 2012.

NEH Summer Scholars are awarded fixed stipends to help cover travel costs, books and other research expenses, and living expenses. Stipend amounts are based on the length of the NEH Summer Seminar or Institute: $2,100 (2 weeks), $2,700 (3 weeks), $3,300 (4 weeks), or $3,900 (5 weeks).

Full-time teachers in American K-12 schools, whether public, charter, independent, or religiously affiliated, as well as home-schooling parents, are eligible to apply to NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes. Americans teaching abroad are also eligible if a majority of the students they teach are American citizens. Librarians and school administrators may also be eligible.

You may request information about as many projects as you like, but you may apply to no more than two NEH Summer Programs (seminars, institutes, or Landmarks Workshops) and you may attend only one. Eligibility criteria differ between NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes and NEH Landmarks Workshops.

Please note: Up to two spaces in each seminar and three spaces in each institute are available for current graduate students who intend to pursue careers in K-12 teaching.

For a comprehensive list of seminars and institutes go to this link.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Common-Place publishes its Interim November 2011 edition

“From the royal courts of eighteenth-century France and the kitchens of colonial America, to the enduring friendship between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, “Common-place” has it all.

"Point your browser to this link to come and explore the relationships between food, architecture, France, democracy, and the Founding Fathers in this month’s issue."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

PBS Lesson Plans: The Great War

Tomorrow is Veterans Day in the United States. PBS features a site with lesson plans that will enrich history classroom learning on the war that led to Decoration Day.

The lesson plans offered in this section are designed to enrich classroom study of World War I and were designed for middle and high school students. Each lesson could also be modified to be conducted at home. The lessons only reference content that exists on the Great War site, not the program.

Each lesson includes learning objectives, related national content standards, a list of tools and materials needed, the time necessary to complete each lesson, extensions and adaptations, assessment recommendations, additional online resources and the teaching strategy.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ka Huli Ao Digital Archives of Hawaiian Kingdom Announced

Today's Honolulu Star Advertiser features news of a new digital archive of documents relating to the Hawaiian Kingdom, Ka Huli Ao Digital Archives. Ka Huli Ao Digital Archives is dedicated to the collection and dissemination of digitized documents of legal, historic and cultural significance for Hawai‘i.

"In collaboration with the Hawai‘i State Archives we have amassed a collection of approximately three hundred thousand images of historic documents ranging from the Kingdom of Hawai‘i's original Constitution to the journals of the proceedings of the House of Nobles. In an effort to create greater access and greater functionality of the collection the images are being transcribed or processed using optical character recognition, and the resulting text is being mounted, along with the document images, on this website."

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gilder Lehrman Institute's Saturday Academies Program a Winner!

History Education Hawaii sends its congratulations to the The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

We've received word that its Saturday Academies Program has been awarded one of the highest honors for youth programs in the United States. "We have been chosen as one of twelve winners of the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYP) by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and its partner agencies: the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities."

"The award recognizes outstanding after-school and out-of-school programs that transform the lives of young people. Award recipients exemplify how extracurricular arts and humanities programs enrich the lives of young people throughout the country by teaching new skills, nurturing creativity, and building self-confidence."

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the NAHYP award at the White House to the Gilder Lehrman Saturday Academies Program on November 2, 2011.

Gilder Lehrman President James G. Basker and student representative Robert Sandoval accepted the award.

The Gilder Lehrman Saturday Academies Program was selected as one of twelve winners from 470 nominations.