[Socrates] Public school teacher grants - deadline April 21!

Lori A Wallach Lori.Wallach at qc.cuny.edu
Thu Apr 20 15:19:12 EDT 2017

Hi all,

Queens Memory is partnering with two St. John's professors on the following NARA-funded project aimed at promoting the use of digital historical records in the 10th grade social studies curriculum. The application deadline is very soon (April 21!), but it is a good opportunity for NYC public school social studies teachers. Please feel free to forward widely!



Dear Colleagues:

We, St. John's University's professors Elaine Carey and Kathy Shaughnessy,  are recruiting for the summer workshop "Family, Immigration, and History: Grade 10 Citizen Archivists in the Digital Age." Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, this project employs inquiry-based approaches to family history for New York City Public School grade 10 teachers who wish to inspire their students to employ historical methods and thinking, while learning research and digital literacy skills. The goal of the project is to develop curricula and resources to inspire inquiry-based learning that addresses Units 5 and 6 of the NYC Social Studies Scope and Sequence<http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/A739A67E-6228-4084-99C8-F890617D265B/0/scopeandsequence912_v6_web.pdf>, and to engage teachers and students in the research and re-use of extant, freely-available digital historical records, thus providing a model for wide-spread adoption in formal and informal education settings.

Ten teachers will be selected to participate in the week-long workshop in July as well as five follow-up sessions to further hone their digital and historical thinking and teaching skills. Teachers will receive a stipend of $1, 500 for the summer as well as compensation for the follow-up workshops. Applications due April 21, 2017. The workshops will take place at the St. John's campus in Queens at the corner of Union Turnpike and Utopia Pkwy.

For more information, please see http://www.stjohns.edu/about/news/2016-09-08/historian-librarian-team-land-national-archives-grant and our blog https://queensimmigrationhistory.wordpress.com/.

This is a great opportunity for teachers!

Application May Be Found Here:


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at careye at stjohns.edu<mailto:eye at stjohns.edu> or shaughnk at stjohns.edu<mailto:shaughnk at stjohns.edu>. Please feel free to circulate this email and the attached flyer.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards,

Elaine Carey and Kathy Shaughnessy

Elaine Carey, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Chair of the Department of History

St. John's University

8000 Utopia Pkwy

Queens, NY 11439

Phone: 718/990-6228

Fax: 718/990-2644

Twitter: @lenicarey

Co-Principal Investigator, "Family, Immigration, and History: Grade 10 Citizen Archivists in the Digital Age."

National Historical Publications and Records Commission<http://archives.gov/nhprc/> (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives and Records Administration<http://archives.gov/>?

Lori Wallach
Queens Memory Outreach Coordinator
Center for Teaching and Learning, Razran 316
Queens College
Lori.Wallach at qc.cuny.edu
(718) 990-8532

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