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.

The below recording provides explanation of the requirements and restrictions included in the current grant application guidelines.

Optional Draft Review: Submit a draft of your narrative to @email by February 8, 2021 to receive feedback from program officers before the final deadline.

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