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BH-231022-15

La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199)
George Boudreau (Project Director: 02/20/2015 to present)

Benjamin Franklin and the American People

Two one-week workshops for school teachers on the life and times of Benjamin Franklin.

La Salle University seeks NEH funding to host two one-week educators' workshops in Philadelphia during the summer of 2016 to explore Benjamin Franklin's career and its influence on the American people. Partnering with Independence National Historical Park, numerous historic sites throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, and other leading academic organizations, the workshops will give seventy-two teachers access to cutting-edge humanities scholarship as well as allowing them to visit and study unique historic places intimately associated with Benjamin Franklin and his times.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Landmarks of American History

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$172,136 (approved)
$170,894 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 12/31/2016