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NEH Summer Institute for K12 Teachers - Rethinking the Gilded Age & Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, & Democracy, 1877-1920

  • 1.  NEH Summer Institute for K12 Teachers - Rethinking the Gilded Age & Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, & Democracy, 1877-1920

    Posted 12-02-2022 08:18:00 AM
    Please share widely with K12 teachers - Organized by the Chicago History MuseumLoyola University Chicago, and the University of Illinois Chicago, K-12 teachers can apply for "Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920." Our NEH Summer Scholars will spend three weeks in Chicago, a center of Progressive Era reform, engaging in vigorous discussions about this critical time period in American history and creating materials to use in their classrooms. We are committed to building a diverse team of participants, reflecting a range of disciplines, grade levels, and regions of the country.

    We invite K-12 teachers to come to Chicago to attend an NEH Summer Institute for school teachers.  
    Participants engage in intimate seminar-style sessions with leading historians as well as take guided excursions around Chicago each week during the institute. There are also "Applications to Teaching" sessions where Scholars work with master teachers to develop classroom materials. Participants earn a $2,850 stipend to help defray costs.

    Teachers will explore new ways to look at the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. We will investigate a wide variety of historical-and historiographical-matters. Our focus will be on three important themes of American historyrace, capitalism, and democracy-because, arguably, the most important economic and political institutions of modern America originated and took shape during the period from 1877 to 1920. New imaginings and definitions of race and its role in society played out in profound ways on the local and national stage. Our institute is rich in the humanities generally, with a significant exploration of art, architecture, music, film, and literature.

    Award-winning historian Robert Johnston (University of Illinois Chicago) will guide the institute's academic content, with the help of renowned experts in history, art, and architecture. Crystal Johnson (Chicago History Museum) and Charles Tocci (Loyola University Chicago) will co-direct the institute. Mike Biondo (Maine South High School) and Johanna Heppeler (East Leyden High School) will serve as the director of teacher supports and the master teacher, respectively, to help Summer Scholars craft classroom materials out of their institute experiences.

    For more details, including a link to the application and daily schedule, please visit our website: https://www.gildedandprogressive.com/

    Charles Tocci
    Assistant Professor
    School of Education
    Loyola University Chicago