NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture

Sponsor Deadline: 

Feb 22, 2022

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Jan 19, 2022


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NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture
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The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports residential, virtual, and combined format projects that situate the study of topics and themes in K-12 humanities within sites, areas, or regions of historic and cultural significance. Projects aim to expand participants’ knowledge of and approaches to teaching about diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives in the United States and its jurisdictions.

NEH Areas of Interest:

  • A More Perfect Union: Exploring America's Story and Commemorating its 250th Anniversary
  • Standing Together
  • Protecting our Cultural Heritage

Landmarks projects may support activities such as, but not limited to:

  • interpreting monuments, markers, and memorials erected across the country to consider how events, eras, individuals, and/or groups are commemorated, remembered, and engaged with at national, regional, and local levels
  • in-person and/or virtual exploration of physical, natural, and/or cultural landscapes while studying art history, literature, environmental humanities, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, and other related fields
  • engagement with materials and presenters at archives, museums, and historic sites when studying the events and legacies of America’s conflicts
  • in-person and/or virtual site visits combined with presentations by invited speakers and work with interactive digital resources to study the places, perspectives, and legacies of American history and culture

Each Landmarks project includes two one-week sessions and accommodates thirty-six participants each time (for a total of seventy-two participants). The program of study may include time before, during, and/or after the summer.