America in Class online seminars

The National Humanities Center offers professional development seminars for educators to improve teacher content knowledge, promote discussion-based instruction, and provide fresh material for students. The seminars are free for North Carolina K-12 teachers (use promotional code: NHC2012). Seminars are eligible for recertification credit. The spring 2012 schedule includes:

The Role of Medical Care in the Civil War: The hospital and the battlefield
Thursday, February 2, 2012 — 7:00-8:30PM, Leader — Margaret Humphreys, Josiah Charles Trent Associate Professor of Medical Humanities at Duke University; National Humanities Center Fellow
Art and the New Negro
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 or Tuesday, March 27, 2012 — 7:00-8:30PM, Leader — Richard J. Powell, the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art History at Duke University; National Humanities Center Fellow
Teaching Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield and Adolescent Rebellion
Thursday, April 12, 2012 — 7:00-8:30PM, Leader — Grace Elizabeth Hale, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia and National Humanities Fellow
Nation, Race, and Genocide
Thursday, April 19, 2012 — 7:00-8:30PM, Leader — Jonathan Reynolds, Professor of History, Northern Kentucky University
Using Art in History and Literature Classes: What’s the Story? Parts 1 & 2
Tuesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 26, 2012 — 7:00-8:30PM, Leaders — Ashley Weinard and John Coffey, North Carolina Museum of Art
Spain and Its North American Empire in the Eighteenth Century: The Other Revolution
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 — 7:00-8:30PM, Leader Cynthia Radding, Gussenhoven Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies, Professor of History & Director of Graduate Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and National Humanities Center Fellow

For detailed descriptions of the seminars and to register, visit the National Humanities Center website. Email Caryn Koplik, Assistant Director of Education Programs for special pricing.

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