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NEH Landmarks of American History Workshop for Teachers - Slavery in the Colonial North

January 11, 2021 12:09 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)
In July 2021, HHV will present a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop for K-12 teachers, exploring slavery in the colonial North through historic sites of the Hudson River Valley and New York City. Participants in the workshop will examine the decisions that institutions (historic sites, museums, archives, and municipalities) have made about preservation and interpretation, and consider what this means for how we understand the history and legacy of slavery in America today.

This workshop will use virtual visits to historic sites as texts for our content exploration, and participating teachers will work with leading scholars as well as museum professionals to explore these resources together. The program of study will be centered around Historic Hudson Valley’s award-winning interactive documentary People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North, which provides historic context and models an interpretive approach centered on the stories of enslaved individuals. In keeping with the opportunities available for online learning, the workshop will include a mix of large and small group discussions, virtual field trips, and time for self-directed work.

Historic Hudson Valley will offer two, one-week sessions of this virtual workshop to allow more teachers to benefit from this remarkable program. The first week will run from July 11th-17th and the second week will run from July 25th-31st. Each session will be for a unique group of 36 teachers, and each teacher will receive a stipend of $1,300.  Application deadline is March 1, 2021.  Please direct all questions to education@hudsonvalley.org.


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