Links to Outstanding Opportunities & Resources for Teachers
The National Endowment for the Humanities’ “edsitement” website makes exciting online resources available to history, literature, and other humanities teachers. Check the site frequently for updates on what is current.
As part of Brigham Young University’s annual “Rocky Mountain European Scholar Consortium,” BYU offers a special program for elementary and secondary school teachers. They offer optional university credit for elementary and secondary education teachers who are interested in teacher recertification or lane-change salary increases (one credit of SC ED 514R for both days or a half credit of SC ED 514R for one day). A certificate of attendance indicating contact hours is also available upon request.
The Center for the Study of Europe is funded by a Title VI federal grant. This funding subsidizes the conference in order to keep registration expenses to a minimum.
The mission of The Lesson Machine is to provide high-quality teacher-created materials about traditionally under-represented peoples and cultures, and to distribute them, efficiently and economically, around the globe. Free sample lessons are available; monthly subscription ($19.95) to the service required. A school or department might consider a subscription. Lessons range from culture and folklore to geography, biology.
Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history. Increasingly national and international in scope, the Institute targets audiences ranging from students to scholars to the general public. It creates history-centered schools and academic research centers, organizes seminars and enrichment programs for educators, partners with school districts to implement Teaching American History grants, produces print and electronic publications and traveling exhibitions, and sponsors lectures by eminent historians.