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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…

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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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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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The establishment of an English colony within Wampanoag homelands with Mayflower’s arrival in 1620 set in motion a series of events that permanently changed a complex and interconnected network of…

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This Summer Institute, designed primarily for 5-12 Humanities and Science teachers, will be held at Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, CA. We will explore Steinbeck’s intersecting social/…

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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 institute explores the history of immigration to California through a collection of pioneering literary texts: Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior, Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner,…

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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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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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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…

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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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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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This institute immerses teachers in scholarly research as well as the history and science of the Cold War embodied by the Museum’s collection, including the former U.S. aircraft carrier Intrepid,…

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Pennsylvania was a critical port of entry in the 18th century and continued to welcome thousands into the next century. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Heinz History Center are hosting…