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August 5, 2019 - 12:15am EDT to August 7, 2019 - 10:00am EDT

Prepare your students to be global citizens. Connect the dots between climate change and economic, social, and political dimensions. Use literature and language as a bridge to understand the complexities of climate change. Register today for the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education and learn new ways to teach about climate change in social studies and ELA subjects!

July 14, 2019 - 3:30pm EDT to July 18, 2019 - 10:00am EDT

The Sphere Summit is a summer program for grades 5-12 educators. The Sphere Summit will hold its opening seminar, “Teaching Civic Culture Together,” at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC, on July 14–18, 2019.

The Sphere Summit aims to restore a spirit of civil, constructive, and respectful discourse and engagement and to return facts, analysis, and research to primacy as the vehicles for discussion and debate.

August 1, 2019 - 1:30pm EDT

The Japan-U.S. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Teacher Exchange Program provides the opportunity for U.S. grades 7-12 teachers to participate in a five-day conference in Hawaii in August 2019. The theme is Space and Earth - utilizing ICT in the classroom. During the conference, 15 U.S. teachers along with 15 Japanese teachers will work together in order to first, gain multiple perspectives on the Japan-U.S.

September 11, 2019 - 8:45am EDT

Join students and teachers from around the world to commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11 by registering for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s FREE Anniversary in the Schools webinar.

Connect with Museum staff and guest speakers to hear first-person stories about the attacks and recognize the importance of commemoration during this 35-minute program.


July 18, 2019 - 12:15pm EDT

Thursday, July 18 - Saturday July 20, 2019
How can we employ African American history to help today’s students embrace their role as 21st century citizens?
Christopher Newport’s Center for American Studies presents a three-day workshop on African American history. This workshop coincides with the Virginia 2019 Commemoration of the first landing of African Americans in 1619.

July 21, 2019 - 12:45pm EDT

Sunday, July 21–Tuesday, July 23, 2019

How can we employ the history of American representative government to help students embrace their role as 21st century citizens?

Christopher Newport’s Center for American Studies presents a three-day workshop on American government and examining how “We the People” have shaped and crafted our legislative institutions into the system we know today. Teachers will visit Historic Jamestowne for an onsite experience with archaeologists and historians, work with scholars, and shape lessons for their classroom.

July 24, 2019 - 12:45pm EDT

Wednesday, July 24– Saturday July 27, 2019
How can the history and legacy of the Civil War help students understand the issues facing the Republic in the 21st Century?

July 8, 2019 - 9:15am EDT

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers

The centennial of the end of World War I offers an opportunity to think anew about the war’s centrality in American and world history, society, and culture. World War I in History and Literature is a three-week summer seminar for sixteen K-12 educators that examines the meaning and relevance of World War I today and prepares teachers to teach the war from an interdisciplinary perspective. For more information:

June 22, 2019 - 8:30am EDT

This Summer attend a professional development workshop for K-12 teachers. America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford, is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). During the workshop, teachers will spend one week exploring The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Complex while learning from esteemed scholars and curators.

June 24, 2019 - 12:30pm EDT

Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The Summer Teacher Institute will take a broad look at the Portrait Gallery’s collection.  Participants will learn how to “read” portraiture and use the art as a springboard into a more in-depth discussion about biography and history. Teachers in grades kindergarten–12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies, English/language arts, and visual arts teachers.