Years ago I participated in several extraordinary NEH summer learning experiences. The first was a 6 week children’s literature seminar at Princeton University with the brilliant U.C. Knoepflmacher; it did much to change the direction of my life. A couple years later I did a folklore institute at Bank Street College (where I first met Jack Zipes) and then further on I did one more seminar on Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast at Rochester University with Russell Peck. (whose Cinderella bibliography is amazing) All three were wonderful, intellectually stimulating experiences. And so I encourage teachers, librarians, and other qualified folk to look at this summer’s offerings and consider applying.
A taste of what is available:
Some of the Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers one-week programs:
- The American Skyscraper: Transforming Chicago and the Nation
- Contested Homelands: Knowledge, History and Culture of Santa Fe
- Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution
- Stony the Road We Trod: Using America’s Civil Rights Landmarks to Teach American History
Some of the Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers two – six week programs: