Announcing the 1812 Landmarks Grant for Teachers
The Creative Learning Factory at the Ohio Historical Society is very excited about the opportunity to invite you to join us for one of our two, week-long Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops supported by the National Endowment of the Humanities. K-1 2 teachers will become Summer Scholars as they explore the story of the War of 1812 in our exciting and engaging workshop, The War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories. This workshop will provide teachers with information and resources for studying and teaching the War of 1812 and its significance in American History and society both in general and in the northwestern region specifically. Workshop participants will explore the causes of the conflict, the complicated nature of the war in the borderlands region, the myriad of American subcultures affected and created by the war, and its short and long-term effects.
Our workshop will convene for an exciting and engaging 6-day week where Summer Scholars will be immersed in the War of 1812 through content lectures and readings by leading historians, such as Alan Taylor, whose The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies has become the definitive work on the conflict as well as discussions on teaching historical thinking skills using primary sources. Participants will also get to visit some of the key sites in the War of 1812, which include The River Raisin Battlefield in Monroe, Michigan; Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Put-In-Bay, Ohio; and Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio.
These workshops will be offered July 22-27, 2012 and August 5-10, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio, a city in the heart of the war’s narrative. There is no fee to participate in this program and all participants will receive a $1,200 stipend to help defray travel and lodging expenses. Please use this site as your gateway into this forgotten time in American history; it will provide you with all of the resources you need for participation. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to having you explore the War of 1812 with us!
Becki Trivison, Project Director
Creative Learning Factory at the Ohio Historical Society