Indiana Humanities is proud to support Indiana teachers and their students by providing lesson plan ideas and professional development opportunities.
Spirit of Competition Lesson Plans
New teacher toolkits developed by Indiana Humanities include resources and lesson plans for teachers on a variety of subjects like civility, rivalry, innovation, passion and failure and for a variety of themes, such as Black History Month or Women’s History Month.
Topics include staging a debate, writing your rival, learning about entrepreneurs like Madam C.J. Walker, inventors like Fort Wayne’s teen phenom Philo Farnsworth, and how to overcome obstacles like Colonel Eli Lilly.
Learn more at SpiritofCompetition.org.
Native Americans in the Midwest: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges
Postmark Deadline Extended to April 26th, 2013!
Do you teach American History, Literature, Anthropology, or State and Local History? Do you have an interest in making those courses richer and involving new narrative and voices? Then apply to be a part of Native Americans in the Midwest: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges (http://www.bccc-nam.org/). There are still spaces to fill for this NEH sponsored project.
Accepted applicants will attend a conference each summer from 2013-2015 featuring faculty and tribal members on the cutting edge of Midwestern Native American History and Issues. They will also receive a stipend of $1,000 per year to cover time and travel; will receive readings, resources; and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across the humanities and social sciences at the sites where history happened and the narrative continues to be written.
Apply now (http://www.bccc-nam.org/?page_id=58) to be a part of this enriching project to increase knowledge of existing research and scholarship on the history Ten Historic Midwestern Tribes and their removal; experience contemporary Native American cultural; and participate in a community of learning and research.
Any questions? Contact Molly Uline-Olmstead, email@example.com.
America In Class Online Seminars
These $35 seminars focus on teaching with primary sources — historical documents, literary texts, visual images, and audio material. Emphasizing critical analysis and close reading, they address the skills of the Common Core State Standards while giving teachers the opportunity to deepen their content knowledge. Learn more.
Topics include themes such as:
The Struggle for Woman Suffrage
Teaching The Great Gatsby
The Causes of The Great Depression
The Emergence of Jim Crow
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.