The NHPRC Grant "Family, Immigration, and History: Grade 10 Citizen Archivists in the Digital Age" at St. John's University offers teachers an opportunity to develop curricula and resources to inspire inquiry-based learning that addresses Grade 10 Units 5 and 6 of the NYC Social Studies Scope and Sequence. Teachers will spend a week in the summer workshop sharing and exploring ideas and methods about using family history to teach major themes in world history through open digital archives and open repository. All participants will have an opportunity to present their curricula at conferences and work on publications related to the grant and the workshops.
Teachers will receive a $1,500.00 stipend for the summer workshop (July 24-28 2017), which will run from 9:30 to 4:00 Monday-Friday as well as compensation ($55.00/hr) for the five followup workshops. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Dinner will be provided for the evening workshops. Teachers are expected to:1. Attend all workshops2. Work with students using the skills learned during the summer3. Foster citizen archivists in their classrooms 4. Present their projects to their teacher cohort, local social studies and library conferences5. Maintain a log of their progress on the project to share with the project directors
If a teacher does not have access to the necessary technology, accommodations and assistance will be made.
Application Deadline Extended to SUNDAY April 23, 2017.