Landmarks of American History and Culture
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The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports residential, virtual, and combined format projects that situate the study of topics and themes in K-12 humanities within sites, areas, or regions of historic and cultural significance. Projects aim to expand participants’ knowledge of and approaches to teaching about diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives in the United States and its jurisdictions.
Landmarks projects may support activities such as, but not limited to:
- interpreting monuments, markers, and memorials erected across the country to consider how events, eras, individuals, and/or groups are commemorated, remembered, and engaged with at national, regional, and local levels
- in-person and/or virtual exploration of physical, natural, and/or cultural landscapes while studying art history, literature, environmental humanities, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, and other related fields
- engagement with materials and presenters at archives, museums, and historic sites when studying the events and legacies of America’s conflicts
- in-person and/or virtual site visits combined with presentations by invited speakers and work with interactive digital resources to study the places, perspectives, and legacies of American history and culture
Each Landmarks project includes two one-week sessions and accommodates thirty-six participants each time (for a total of seventy-two participants). The program of study may include time before, during, and/or after the summer.
Webinar: The below recording (30 minutes) provides an overview of the current Landmarks guidelines, tips for writing your application, and examples from previously awarded programs.
Optional Draft Review: Submit a draft of your project to @email by January 19, 2022. Drafts do not need to be fully developed program ideas or near complete applications to be submitted for review and feedback.
Live Q&A Session: Click here to participate in a live Q&A session at 1 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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- +1 202-600-8430, Meeting code 228533361#
For additional assistance please email @email or call 202-606-8399
Read 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.
Sample Application Narratives
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