Friday, January 4, 2013

NEH Summer Programs for Teachers

National Endowment for the Humanities logo

This year's NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators have been announced.  All programs are tuition-free (just the way we like it!), and most deadlines for application are in March, so get going! 

Special mentions (two of these three programs are in Istanbul):

Istanbul Between East and West: Crossroads of History 

Roots of the Arab Spring 

Ottoman Cultures: Society, Politics, and Trade in the Turkish Empire 1299-1922

Look into these opportunities now, and get your application in! 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Faith, Fear, and Freedom

Happy to announce that WRAL's excellent 30-minute documentary on Muslims in North Carolina, Faith, Fear, and Freedom, is now viewable online here.

This is a powerful teaching tool even if you're outside North Carolina.  Take a look, and think about introducing your class to these families and discussing the challenges they face in a post-9/11 America.