K–12 teachers, library educators, and National Park Service Interpreters are invited to apply for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2012 Teacher Seminars. Taught by renowned historians on college campuses in the US and the UK, these one-week interdisciplinary seminars give educators the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of topics in American history and literature—while gaining practical resources and strategies to take back to their classrooms.
These seminars are free for all public, private, and parochial school teachers. Independent school teachers are eligible for partial tuition fellowships.
Applicants can choose from 40 programs, including “9/11 and American Memory,” taught by David W. Blight at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York City; “The Great Depression and World War II,” taught by David M. Kennedy at Stanford University; “Immigration and American Life,” taught by Vicki Ruiz and Ana Rosas at the University of California, Irvine; and “The Era of George Washington,” taught by Gordon S. Wood at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Participants receive a travel stipend and their room and board is completely covered. Graduate credit is available. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012.