LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States: Summer Institute for Teachers
An NEH Summer Institute for Middle and High School Teachers
July 8 -July 19, 2024
Sponsored by The Graduate Center, City University of New York
New York, New York
The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the Graduate Center, City University of New York will host a National Endowment for the Humanities institute in Summer 2024 for 30 middle and high school teachers to study LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States. The 2-week institute will use a hybrid format: the first week will consist of virtual sessions with remote presentations by noted scholars and teachers, and a chance to interact online with their colleagues. For the second week, participants will gather in New York City, with daily sessions at the CUNY Graduate Center along with a walking tour and on-site sessions at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York Public Library, and the LGBT Community Center.
The institute will be led by ASHP/CML Executive Director Dr. Anne Valk, along with history educator, Dr. Stacie Brensilver Berman, a former k-12 teacher. Each day prominent guest scholars will join the institute for a full day of conversation and hands-on workshops about LGBTQ+ history in the middle and high school curriculum. They will introduce participants to the rich body of recent scholarship covering the span of U.S. history, from early America to the 1990s, and engage sources suited for classroom use, including news media, government records, oral history interviews, literature, and art and photography. Institute outcomes will include: understanding LGBTQ+ history as a constant presence within U.S. history; expanding historical narratives to incorporate LGBTQ+ stories; identifying pedagogical strategies and materials appropriate for exploring LGBTQ+ history in middle and high school classrooms; and building a national network of resources and colleagues dedicated to exploring LGBTQ+ history and identity in middle and high school curriculum.
The LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States: Summer Institute for Teachers has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.
LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States follows the National Endowment for the Humanities Principles of Civility
Equal Opportunity Statement: Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202-606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).
For further information on the institute, contact:
Donna Thompson Ray, Institute Director
American Social History Project
The Graduate Center, City University of New York