ASHP/CML Awarded NEH Grant for LGBTQ+ Summer Institute
In August, ASHP/CML was notified that it was selected to receive a $190,000 NEH grant to coordinate a summer institute focused on LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States. The two-week summer institute will take place at the Graduate Center in July 2021, bringing together about two dozen middle and high school teachers for an immersive learning experience. The institute will cover historical content, introduce primary sources useful for the study of LGBTQ+ history, and create an opportunity for educators to discuss pedagogy. After the institute, ASHP/CML will create a digital resource with primary sources and curriculum materials that can be shared with other teachers.
The summer institute builds on ASHP/CML's recent work with the New York City Department of Education developing LGBTQ+ curriculum for grades 4-12, and a Humanities New York-funded podcast series focused on LGBTQ+ public history. We are excited to continue to develop professional development opportunities and a variety of resources for classroom teachers, public historians, students and others interested in learning more about LGBTQ+ history.