COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 12

February 17, 2004

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Landmarks of American History Workshops

 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering seventeen summer workshops called Landmarks of American History. Each workshop will be a weeklong residence program. Workshop topics and locations include:

 

>        Between Columbus and Jamestown: Spanish St. Augustine (Florida)

>        Stony the Road We Trod: Using Alabamas Civil Rights Landmarks to Teach American History (Alabama)

>        Shaping the Constitution: A View from Mount Vernon (Virginia)

 

Teachers accepted for the workshops will receive a $500 stipend. Funds are available for long distance travel.

 

The deadline for applying to the Landmarks of American History workshops is March 15, 2004. Visit http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks.html or call 202-606-8463 for information on dates and locations of the workshops as well as information on obtaining applications.

 

For further information contact Colleen C. Bryant (cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary history and social science specialist, at (804) 786-4640.

 

 

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