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April 1, 2009
To Selected Participants in a NEH 2009 Summer Institute for Teachers
PRESS RELEASE LETTER
For Immediate Release: Local Teacher Receives National Recognition
A local teacher from Apponequet Regional High School, Lakeville, Massachusetts, has been selected from a national applicant pool to attend one of 31 summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that each summer supports seminars and institutes at colleges and universities so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.
The selected participant will participate in an Institute entitled “Maritime America in the Age of Winslow Homer” which will be held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Co-Directed by Dr. Arlene Black Mollo of UMassDartmouth and Dr. Mary Malloy of SEA Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.
Topics for the 31 seminars and institutes offered for teachers this summer include the works of Shakespeare, Milton, Dante, Cervantes, Steinbeck and Tolkien; the art of Winslow Homer, James Audubon, and early American artists; St. Francis of Assisi, George Washington, Hannah Arendt; the history and culture of South Africa, China, the Isle of Man; the Vichy Regime in France, world economic history, the Netherlands and the U.K.; European Reformation, peaceful revolution in East-Central Europe, Italian language through art; archaeology of Israel and Jordan, U.S. political and constitutional theory, history of the American Midwest, historic maps; modern French drama, and modern poetry. The approximately 590 teachers who participate in these studies will teach almost 74,000 American students the following year.
Thar she blows!!!