Teaching Native American Histories
This NEH Summer Institute offers a rigorous, humanities-based approach to Native American history that emphasizes key concepts rather than dates, events or famous people while maintaining a focus on primary sources and historical content. Summer Scholars will have an immersive experience in the Wampanoag homeland (Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard) with field trips to other communities in the region (Mashantucket Pequot, Mohegan, Narragansett, and Nipmuc). The key concepts, which have broad application, are: 1) place, 2) identity, 3) land, 4) historical trauma and 5) how to find and evaluate classroom resources.
Funded through the Division of Education Programs