July 13-31, 2015
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Blvd Harlem
NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers 2015
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, New York
Our 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute for School Teachers kicked off this week! This year’s Institute, themed “Immigration, Migration, and the Transformation of the African-American Community in the 20th and 21st Centuries,” guides teachers through a course of study with both chronological breadth and place-based depth. It features a robust schedule of educational activities–including scholarly lectures, small group seminars, archival research, curriculum labs, film screenings, exhibition visits and extensive interactions with our digital collections.
Packed with enriching presentations and other offerings for educators, NEH Summer Institute features curricula such as “Using Art to Teach the Great Migration” and “Africana Age Website: Lesson Plans for Civil Rights & Africana Decolonization,” networking sessions, an exclusive tour of the Museum of Modern Art’s “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works” and a discussion of the film, “The Neo-African-Americans.”
Each day will include reading periods for teachers to study, reflect, journal, and create tangible connections to their classroom curriculum work.