Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$170,000

Open to

Organizations

Expected output

Faculty Development;
Teaching Resources

Period of performance

Fifteen months

Application available

Application due

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The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week workshops for a national audience of K-12 educators that enhance and strengthen humanities teaching at the K-12 level.

The program defines a landmark as a site of historic importance within the United States and its territories that offers educators a unique and compelling opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of the diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives of the American people. Projects employ a place-based approach, teaching historic sites through critical interpretation in order to explore central themes in American history and government, as well as in literature, art, music, and related humanities subjects.

Each workshop accommodates thirty-six participants (NEH Summer Scholars) and is offered twice during the summer (for a total of seventy-two participants). Workshops may be hosted by institutions such as community colleges, universities, four-year colleges, learned societies, libraries or other repositories, centers for advanced study, cultural organizations, professional associations, and schools or school systems. Host institutions provide facilities and arrange for accommodations for participants, who receive a stipend. NEH expects host institutions to furnish facilities conducive to scholarly engagement with topics and sites.

Information about Preliminary Draft Proposals

Prospective applicants may submit a draft of their proposal for staff comments (note that submission of draft proposals is optional) no later than January 15, 2018. 

What's New?

Both project planning and implementation require at least one faculty or staff member with a background or significant experience in K-12 education.

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Download Application Materials

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers Program Guidelines (PDF)

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers Program Guidelines (DOC)

Landmarks in American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers Grants.gov application package

Budget Resources

Landmarks Workshops Budget Information and Instructions (PDF)

Landmarks Workshops Budget Form (MS Excel)

Landmarks Workshops Sample Budget, 2018 (PDF)

Program Resources

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers Frequently Asked Questions, 2018 (PDF)

Principles of Civility for NEH Summer Programs (PDF)

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers awards, 2014-2016

NEH Summer 2018 Programs for College Teachers and School Teachers

DUNS Number Requirement

Sample Application Narratives

Amherst College, Emily Dickinson, Person, Poetry, and Place

Ford's Theatre, Lincoln's Assassination and its Aftermath

University of Connecticut, Gullah Voices

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Alliance, Conflict, and Captivity in Colonial New England

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West

University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson and Community Life at Monticello and the University of Virginia

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    Program Statistics

    In the last five competitions this program received an average of
    66
    Applications
    NEH made an average of
    19
    Awards
    per year
    This grant has a
    29%
    Funding Ratio

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