Secondary school history teachers: Are you interested in integrating religion into your American history courses? Then you should definitely consider applying for a spot in this seminar. The seminar is staffed by a star-studded group of young American religious historians who I am sure will provide a lot of energy and fresh thinking about how you might bring religion into your American history courses. Here is the announcement:
The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana
University Purdue University Indianapolis announces a summer institute
sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities: The Many and
the One: Religion, Pluralism, and American History.
The Institute is open to full-time school teachers interested in incorporating the study of American religion into their courses. Philip Goff, Rachel Wheeler, and Art Farnsley are the Institute directors and core faculty. Guest faculty include Douglas Winiarski, Sylvester Johnson, John Stauffer, Darren Dochuk, Sheila Kennedy, Amanda Porterfield, and Laura Olson.
The Institute will span the range of American religious history with the aim of creating new lesson plans for courses in history, literature, civics, or other relevant fields.
Readings, seminar discussions, lectures, and field trips are all part
of the three-week intellectual experience, running from July 12-30,
2010. The Institute provides a stipend of $2700 and low-cost housing
options are available. For more information, please see:
“The Many and the One” has been designated a “We the People” project
because of its relevance to American history and culture.
The NEH now encourages applications from full-time graduate students
who are pre-service teachers. Full-time teachers from public, private,
or home-school environments are all encouraged to apply.