The Richest Hills was only one of many workshops, seminars, and institutes sponsored by the NEH all across the country and around the world. These workshops are amazing experiences. And they are tuition free. And teachers receive travel stipends of between $1,200 and $3,900 to help cover trip expenses.
Seminars last 3-5 weeks. Topics on offer for 2016 include Communism and American Life (Atlanta) and Race and Mental Health in History and Literature (Blacksburg, VA and Washington, DC).
Institutes last 2-4 weeks. Topics include The Chinese Exclusion Act and Immigration in America (NYC).
Landmarks workshops (my favorite, because they take you to historic places) are one week. Topics include
- Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West (Boulder City and Las Vegas, NV)
- Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis: The Japanese American Internment (Los Angeles)
- The Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation (Sacramento)
- Mesa Verde National Park and the Construction of Pueblo Indian History (Cortez, CO)
- Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations (Savannah, GA)
Applications are due March 1, 2016. It's never too early to start thinking about summer, right?