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Summer Institute with the National Endowment for the Humanities

Foreign Exchanges: The U.S. and the Wider World in the Twentieth Century is a 3 week institute designed for teachers of U.S. and world history, English language arts, music/art, world languages, and some social sciences.
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The Volunteers: New Curriculum

Award-Winning WWI Curriculum for Teachers

Our set of six stand-alone lesson plans highlights a crucial but under-recognized facet of World War I: the history and legacy of volunteers and volunteerism.
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The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China

Online Course

Explore the long period from the emergence of China's earliest civilizations to the end of the dynastic phase in 1911, with a focus on the remarkable richness and endurance of Chinese civilization in this 8-week course.   Read More


The Dynamics of the Modern Middle East

Face-to-Face Summer Institute

Explore the major turning points, themes, and issues in the Middle East and North Africa in the 20th and 21st centuries in order to provide teachers with the knowledge and resources they need to help their students better understand the region’s history and contemporary issues.
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