NEH Grant Supports Summer Teacher Institute

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NEH Grant Supports Summer Teacher Institute

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania with its partners, the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh and the National Museum of American Jewish History, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a one-week summer institute for 30 educators (grades 6-12) in the summer of 2020.

Becoming US: The Immigrant Experience through Primary Sources will focus on broad themes of immigration and its complexities throughout American history, placing lessons about the past within historical and contemporary contexts. The institute will engage the teachers with HSP’s renowned archival collections that document the stories of our nation’s past immigrant groups and their experiences while delving into how to use these stories and collections to make social studies curriculum more effective by pairing historical research with family and community history.

More than 200 other programs were awarded grants from the NEH during this round of funding, including humanities research, education programs, cultural preservation, films, exhibitions, and virtual reality projects.