Humanities Spring Webinars

The National Humanities Center offers “America in Class” webinars. Located in Research Triangle Park, NC, the Center is the country’s only independent institute for advanced study in all branches of the humanities. Its fellowship program supports distinguished scholarship; its education programs provide professional development opportunities and instructional resources for pre-collegiate teachers; and its public programs strengthen understanding of the humanities and advocate for their foundational role in American society.

These classes are particularly relevant for social studies and English / Language Arts 4-12th grade teachers, but can also be well-suited for elementary teachers looking to strengthen background knowledge, which can then be shaped into developmentally appropriate content.

Teaching Death of a Salesman
Leader: Andrew Sofer, Boston College
Thursday, January 12, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm ET
Hidden Photos: A New Picture of the Black Struggle for Civil Rights
Leader: Martin A. Berger, University of California, Santa Cruz
Thursday, February 16, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm ET
The Poetry of Rita Dove
Leader: Rita Dove, Poet
Thursday, January 19, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm ET
Teaching Langston Hughes
Leader: Carmella Williams, Author
Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm ET
Islam in America: A Cultural History
Leader: Ellen McLarney, Duke University
Thursday, January 26, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm ET
JFK: The First Television President
Leader: Ellen Fitzpatrick, University of New Hampshire
Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm ET
Modern Art Comes to America: The Armory Show
Leader: Marshall Price, Nasher Museum
Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm ET
Roosevelt at Rushmore
Leader: Thomas Brown, University of South Carolina
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 pm ET

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