Monday, January 2, 2012

Economic History Offerings among Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminars for Teachers

The Gilder Lehrman Institute each year offers a series of Summer Seminars for Teachers, week-long sessions taught by distinguished faculty. Full-time K-12 teachers, as well as National Park Service (NPS) interpreters and museum educators are eligible to apply. Community College faculty are eligible to attend high-school-level seminars. Recent graduates of education and history programs at the undergraduate and graduate level who plan to pursue careers in history education K-12 are eligible to apply for seminars as New Teacher Fellows upon completion of an education degree in either fall 2011 or spring 2012.
   Among those of particular interest are: "The Gilded Age and Its Modern Parallels," directed by Richard White at Stanford University, "The Great Depression and World War II," directed by David Kennedy at Stanford University, and "Economic and Financial Crises in American History," directed by Richard Sylla at New York University.
  A full list of the 2012 seminars and faculty is available on the Seminar website. The application deadline is February 15, 2012. For more information, see the Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminars FAQ or contact them at