Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 Following in Ancient Footsteps: The Hopewell in Ohio

Following in Ancient Footsteps: The Hopewell in Ohio

How to Apply
Application Due by March 2, 2015.

"Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops provide K-12 educators with the opportunity to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics and issues in American history and culture, while providing them with direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary evidence.

Prior to completing an application to a specific workshop, please review the project website and consider carefully what is expected in terms of residence and attendance, reading and writing requirements, and general participation in the work of the project.

NEH Landmarks workshops involve teachers in collaboration with core faculty and visiting scholars to study the best available scholarship on a specific landmark or cluster of landmarks. Workshops, offered twice in one summer, accommodate 36 teachers in each one-week session. Participants benefit by gaining a sense of the importance of historical and cultural places, by making connections between the workshop content and what they teach, and by developing individual teaching and/or research materials."

Application Consists of:
  • the completed application cover sheet
    • filled out online, here.
  • a résumé or short biography with contact information for a professional reference
  • an application essay (no longer than two double-spaced pages)
Materials should be submitted to:

Dr. Betsy Hedler
Creative Learning Factory at the Ohio History Connection
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43211

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on March 30, 2015, and they will have until April 3, 2015 to accept or decline the offer.

July 12-17 and July 19-24, 2015.

 The workshop begins at 2 PM on Sunday 
and ends by 12.15 PM on Friday afternoon.

Landmark Sites
  • The Newark Earthworks
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve

Stipend Information
Hotel Information
Getting to Columbus

"The workshop will be based in Columbus, Ohio. We will visit the Ohio History Center in Columbus, and the landmark sites Fort Ancient, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park and the Newark Earthworks.

Please note that the program schedule includes significant amounts of walking and standing, including a 2.5 mile interpretative trail at the Hopewell Mound Group. Due to the site-based nature of the program, Summer Scholars will spend significant periods of time (most of the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) outdoors in areas that are not sheltered from the sun or rain. Typical weather for central Ohio in July varies from the mid-70s to the mid-90s, and humidity is to be expected."

Introductory Webinars
Conducted June 18 & June 24, 6-7.30 pm Eastern Time.

For more information, visit: the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Bloghere.
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