Landmarks of American History and Culture

Division of Education Programs

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Expected output

Faculty Development;
Teaching Resources

Period of performance

24 months

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The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week workshops for K-12 educators across the nation to 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.  Landmarks could include historic homes, museums, presidential libraries, and sites memorializing literary, artistic, or architectural achievements.  Projects could take place in public spaces and neighborhoods, major waterways, national parks, or other locations of historic importance.

Projects employ a place-based approach and are designed to offer 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.  Applicants are encouraged to think creatively about place-based learning strategies, experiential learning methodologies, and other professional development goals. Projects explore central themes in American history and culture, including government, literature, the arts, architecture, archaeology, and related humanities subjects.

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Begin by reading the Notice of Funding Opportunity below to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.

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Landmarks of American History and Culture Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF)

Landmarks of American History and Culture application package

Budget Resources

Landmarks of American History and Culture Sample Budget (PDF)

Landmarks of American History and Culture Budget Form (XLS)

Program Resources

Landmarks of American History and Culture Frequently Asked Questions, 2020 (PDF)

List of recently funded Landmarks of American History and Culture projects

Certification Regarding Lobbying (PDF)

Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (PDF)

Sample Application Narratives

University of Connecticut, Gullah Voices

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Inc., Mapping a New World: Places of Conflict and Colonization in 17th-Century New England

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Mesa Verde National Park and Pueblo Indian History

Delta State University, The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta

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