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NHD 2006 SUMMER INSTITUTE

JAMESTOWN AND THE LEGACY OF SETTLEMENT
Williamsburg, VA

July 16th-22nd, 2006



PURPOSE

During the 17th and 18th centuries, events occurred in Virginia and throughout the colonies that subsequently shaped and defined this nation. Because of the importance of this time period, NHD’s summer institute will focus on this period and how it relates to your classroom. The purpose of the institute is to improve the teaching of history by exposing participants to recent scholarship about the changing nature of work in American history and how that has changed over time, familiarizing them with the primary sources available for studying and teaching, and modeling different ways of encouraging active learning.

[APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 15, 2006]

THE INSTITUTE WILL FEATURE:

Sessions led by prominent historians discussing the latest research and scholarship on topics that deal with the history and legacy of the colonial era and particularly on the settlement of Jamestown and its immediate and long term consequences.

Field trips to the Jamestown archaeology lab and Jamestown excavation site.

Breakout sessions and activities focused on using various active learning techniques.

2006 Summer Institute Brochure (PDF)

ELIGIBILITY
  • Teachers of U.S. or world history or social studies for grades 6-12.
  • Librarians or media specialists for grades 6-12.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE [APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 15, 2006]


Applicant must submit a completed application that includes:
  1. A resume, including full name, work title and institution; the applicant's home and work addresses and phone numbers, and home and work e-mail addresses.
  2. An essay explaining the applicant's interest in the institute, stating the applicant's philosophy of teaching, and confirming the applicant's willingness to make the two required presentations.
  3. A letter of support from the applicant's supervisor that attests to employment status in 2006-07 and agrees to the applicant's making the two presentations.
  4. Two letters of support from officers of professional organizations, National History Day coordinators, administrators or colleagues. One letter must be from a National History Day coordinator. For coordinator information, check our Web site, www.nhd.org.
  5. All applicants will be evaluated by a special committee. No “team” applications will be considered. All applications become property of National History Day.
Deadline for applications:

Applications for the 2006 National History Day Summer Institute must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2006. They should be addressed to:

Summer Institute Selection Committee

National History Day

0119 Cecil Hall

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

Selected applicants will be notified in writing by April 30, 2006.

EXPENSES
The institute covers room and board (double occupancy) during the institute, field trips, and books and materials. Participants are responsible for paying their own travel expenses to and from the institute. 

Because of the nature of the institute’s logistics, there will be no provision for families to accompany the selected participants.

Participants will receive reading materials by mail at least one month prior to the beginning of the institute.
   

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