The National Humanities Center spring professional development seminar schedule is now available. Spring 2010 begins a collaboration between the National Humanities Center and the PBS program, American Experience. To help teachers explore using American Experience as a teaching tool, they are offering two special seminars: Walt Whitman’s Civil War Poetry and Hamilton’s America — Jefferson’s America. Both of these seminars will use materials from the appropriate American Experience episodes, which are available for free online viewing, as well as texts and documents from the National Humanities Center’s Toolbox Library. These unique seminars will provide teachers with primary documents and resources for use in the classroom with the American Experience episodes.
A list of all the seminars can be found on the National Humanities Center website. For North Carolina teachers, three seminars will earn one CEU credit. Also, for NC teachers, the National Humanities Center will waive the registration fee. Teachers must email Caryn Koplik directly for free registration.