Thursday, January 23, 2014

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers and Graduate Students

The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will offer a three-week NEH Summer Institute on July 14-Aug. 1, 2014.  This dynamic learning experience for K-12 teachers will explore how Native Americans and Euro-Americans have adapted to the Upper Mississippi River Valley over the past 13,500 years, and how archaeology leads to an understanding of how human cultures change and adapt through time. 

The Institute will feature a one-day excavation experience, field trips to archaeological sites, hands-on laboratory and workshop activities, demonstrations, and classroom activities. Individual projects will help participants tailor the content to their own teaching areas. NEH Summer Scholars receive a $2,700 stipend to help offset their expenses.

Application and other information on the Institute is available online at http://www.uwlax.edu/mvac/neh.htm.  Please note that current full-time graduate students who intend to pursue careers in K-12 teaching are eligible to apply.  The deadline for applications is March 4, 2014.    

For more information, contact:
 
Bonnie L. Jancik
Director of Public Education
Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center
at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601
E-mail: bjancik@uwlax.edu

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