On Tuesday, August 8, 2016 the National Endowment for the Humanities announced that the City of Holyoke, along with 20 other entities across the country, has been awarded a Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers grant, which funds one-week workshops for K-12 educators that address themes and topics in American history, government, literature, art history, and other humanities fields related to historic landmarks. Wistariahurst, on behalf of the City of Holyoke, has been awarded the funds to implement two, week-long intensive history summer teaching institutes to be held in August, 2017. The institutes, titled Women Making Change: Activism and Progressivism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century will be presented twice in August, 2017 with the first week being designed and reserved specifically for local teachers and the second presenting the history of Holyoke to teachers from across the country.
Both sessions of the institute will be free for participants and include a stipend. Applications will be available later this year. Interested teachers should contact Wistariahurst at 413-322-5660 or [email protected] to add their names to the institute contact list.
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.
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