History Detectives: Ages 8-10
History Detectives is a multi-modal course for intermediate learners (ages 8-10) to begin the chronological study of American history. Each series consists of three classroom lessons plus a fourth bonus experience where students explore the museums galleries or create a work of art! You can register your child for each series individually, or receive a discount for booking the full year.
Exploring History’s Mysteries: Ages 5-7
Participants in our previous NEH Summer Institutes for School Teachers—American Women at War (2017), American Women in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars (2019), and American Women, American Citizens: 1920-1948 (2020)—created lesson plans for the topics under study as their final project. All lesson plans were designed to address the needs of the target grade level and subject matter taught by participants. Teachers drew from academic scholarship, primary sources, and pedagogical techniques developed over the course of the Institute.
Housing in New York City can be expensive, particularly in the summer. Should Summer Scholars choose to stay in participant housing, they will be housed in a local university dormitory or hotel where rates will be approximately $90-$150/night. Summer scholars are welcome to make their own housing arrangements should they prefer. More detailed information will be posted shortly.
Participating in an NEH summer program as a “Summer Scholar” brings certain benefits and expectations.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $2,100 for participation in this two-week institute. This stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable.
The institute will run for two weeks from July 13-July 24, 2020 at the New-York Historical Society on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. On the evening of July 12th, we will begin with a welcome orientation and introduction to the Institute.