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ES-261642-18

Five Colleges, Inc. (Amherst, MA 01002-2324)
Alice Nash (Project Director: February 2018 to April 2021)
Linda Coombs (Co Project Director: August 2018 to April 2021)
Teaching Native American Histories

A three-week institute for 25 school teachers on the history of Native Americans in New England.

This summer institute examines five key concepts in Native American Studies through a rigorous, interdisciplinary humanities program that includes primary source analysis, museum and Native community visits, and conversations with Native and non-Native guest presenters. For three weeks, participants will live and work together in the Wampanoag homelands of southeastern Massachusetts to explore Native histories and contemporary issues through the framework of grounded history, identities, land, historical trauma and re-evaluating classroom resources. This topic is timely because a wealth of exciting scholarship has appeared since the turn of the 21st century but these new understandings have not been widely incorporated into K-12 or even post-secondary teaching. The Institute is particularly well suited for History and Social Studies teachers because questions about sources and interpretation are integrated throughout and approached from several directions.

Project fields:
Native American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$178,564 (approved)
$171,151 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 12/31/2019


ES-250905-16

Five Colleges, Inc. (Amherst, MA 01002-2324)
Alice Nash (Project Director: February 2016 to December 2019)
Teaching Native American Histories

A two-week summer institute for twenty-five schoolteachers to examine themes of Native American history through the lens of one tribe, the Wampanoags, of southwestern Massachusetts.

This summer institute examines 5 key concepts in Native American Studies through a rigorous interdisciplinary humanities program that includes primary source analysis, museum and Native community visits, and discussions with Native and non-Native presenters. Scholars will live and work together in the Wampanoag homelands of southeastern Massachusetts exploring Native histories and their relationship to contemporary issues through the frameworks of 1)grounded history, 2)identities, 3)land, 4)historical trauma and 5)re-evaluating classroom resources for teaching Native American histories. This subject is timely because a wealth of exciting scholarship has appeared in the last decade, but these new understandings have not been widely incorporated into K-12 or even post-secondary teaching. The Institute is particularly well suited for History and Social Studies teachers because questions about sources and interpretation are integrated throughout and approached from several directions.

Project fields:
Native American Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$137,497 (approved)
$126,077 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017