Message from the Project Directors

Dear Teachers:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is pleased to invite 3rd-12th grade teachers from around the country to apply to participate in our summer 2017 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture teacher workshop: Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization of Conflict in 17th-Century New England.

This will be an engaging and meaningful week in July. We will use maps, other primary sources and historical landmarks to explore the landscape of 17th century New England as English settlers and multifaceted Native communities interacted and created a new world. Our sites span from the beautiful Boston Public Library where the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is housed to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Connecticut and out to the Boston Harbor Islands with their deep connections to Native histories.

We welcome you to apply and tell us why you are excited to dig deeply into this topic and what you will bring back to your teaching. The deadline is March 1, 2017 to apply. We look forward to reading your applications.

Michelle LeBlanc & Elisabeth Nevins
Project Co-Directors