The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh announces its 2011 Summer Teacher Institute, titled Exploring African American Life and Culture Through Primary Sources, from Monday to Friday, July 25 to 29. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 15. Space is limited, so apply early for this opportunity to explore the contributions of African Americans to the history of North Carolina and the nation. Hear noted scholars, visit three North Carolina historic sites, tour exhibits, and discover resources from the Library of Congress and the N.C. State Archives. Learn how to find and use related primary source documents, artifacts and historic sites.
Appropriate for instructors of all grade levels, the Summer Teacher Institute is particularly relevant to social studies for middle grades and to United States history for high school. Each day of the institute focuses on a different era of the state’s history, from the colonial period to the present. Topics include African Americans and the Civil War, the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins, African American businesses, and craftsmen and artists.
North Carolina educators can earn up to 40 contact hours. A $25 registration fee includes breakfast and lunch each day, parking, field trips and extensive classroom resources. Teachers who live more than 50 miles from Raleigh will receive reimbursement for hotel and dinner at the state rate. Educators within 50 miles of Raleigh will receive a reimbursement of $75 toward travel. All institute requirements must be completed in order to receive the reimbursement.
The Summer Teacher Institute is primarily funded through the grant Teaching With Primary Sources from the Library of Congress Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University. The program’s mission is to build a consortium that fosters collaborations between the Library of Congress and the educational community to increase instructional use of Library of Congress digitized primary sources within K-12 classrooms.
For more information and an online registration form, click here or access the registration form on the website by clicking “education,” then “online teacher workshops.” Look under the heading “teacher workshops.” Or call 919-807-7995 for details.