La Salle University in Philadelphia has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks grant that will bring 72 teachers from across the United States to Philadelphia this summer. NEH summer scholars will participate in graduate-level programming to explore “Benjamin Franklin and the Americans,” an intensive, immersive humanities experience into the society and culture of 18th century Anglo America.
The two one-week workshops will take place July 3-8 and July 10-15. The TeachingFranklin workshops will train teachers to understand early America and the Atlantic World and to make use of historic sites as teaching tools, while at the same time making information available to all teachers through the Internet.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.