“Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920”
A Summer Institute for Current and Future K-12 Teachers
June 26– July 22, 2016; Chicago, Illinois
The Chicago Metro History Education Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago invite K-12 teachers to apply for “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920.” Participants in this National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored program will spend four weeks in Chicago, a center of Progressive Era reform, engaging in vigorous discussions about this critical time period in American history and creating materials to use in their classrooms. Award-winning historian Robert Johnston (University of Illinois at Chicago) will guide the institute’s academic content, with the help of renowned experts in history, art, and architecture. Charles Tocci (Loyola University Chicago) will direct teaching application discussions, along with master teacher Michael Biondo (Maine South High School). For more information, contact Rachel Allmen, CMHEC, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stimulating readings and discussions with scholars and peers
Time to explore and create practical applications for your classroom
A $3,300 stipend to defray travel, lodging, and study expenses
A chance to personally experience Chicago’s Gilded Age and Progressive Era history and culture
Applications are due March 1, 2016.