The Women Making Change Institute will present one week aimed at local educators from Holyoke and the Pioneer Valley and one week aimed at educators from across the nation. Institute participants will be chosen by a selection committee convened by the Project Director and according to eligibility requirements as laid out by the grant guidelines. We welcome teachers from all disciplines, but recognize that this institute is likely best suited for social studies and history teachers.
This institute may be of particular interest to teachers who currently teach local history, the industrial revolution, urban history, or women’s history and to those who are interested in finding ways to utilize local landscapes to enhance their teaching of a range of historical topics.
The non-commuter institute is designed to emphasize techniques for investigating and finding resources for women’s history in all communities, rather than placing the emphasis on those resources particular to Holyoke. Participants in this institute will have the time and support to research stories from their home communities during the program.
The Women Making Change Teachers Institute has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.