From the News column of the February 2005 Perspectives

NEH Offers "Landmarks of American History" Workshops for K–12

AHA Staff, February 2005

The National Endowment for the Humanities once again offers workshops entitled "Landmarks of American History" to provide an opportunity for K–12 teachers (and others involved in K–12 education) to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history. These academies will give participants direct experience in the interpretation of significant historical sites and the use of archival and other primary historical evidence.

Teachers selected to participate will receive a stipend of $500. Stipends are intended to help cover living expenses, books, and travel expenses to and from the Workshop location. Travel supplements for those traveling long distances will be available and allocated after participants are selected. Classroom teachers in public, private, parochial, and charter schools, as well as home-schooling parents are eligible to participate. Other K–12 school personnel, including administrators, substitute teachers, classroom paraprofessionals, and librarians, are also eligible to participate, subject to available space.

The postmark deadline for applications is March 15, 2005. Details about the application process are available on the NEH web site at www.neh.gov/`projects/landmarks.html.