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The Space Age on the Space Coast

A National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks Grant Program

The National Council for History Education invites K-12 educators from across the United States to apply for “The Space Age on the Space Coast,” a unique professional opportunity that will immerse participants in the political, cultural, and scientific history of the Cape Canaveral region of central Florida. 

This NEH Landmarks workshop will be offered two times: July 11-15, 2022, and July 25-29, 2022. The Astronauts Memorial Foundation on the campus of the Kennedy Space Center will serve as participants' “home base.” While there you will have the opportunity to interact with historians, education specialists, astronauts, and engineers.

The Space Coast is—first and foremost—the starting point for America’s exploration of the universe, but the region also provides visitors with the opportunity to investigate the intersections of race, gender, politics, technology, and the environment. We hope you will consider joining us as we explore these frontiers!

Planned Site Experiences: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Apollo/Saturn V Rocket Center, Cape Canaveral Space Force Base, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, Astronaut Family Beachhouse, Harry and Harriette Moore Cultural Complex, Space X Facility, and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Planned Astronaut Oral Histories:  Jay Honeycutt (former Kennedy Space Center Director), Colonel Frederick Drew Gregory (first African American astronaut), and more to be announced.

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The Space Age on the Space Coast has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week workshops for K-12 educators across the nation to enhance and strengthen humanities teaching at the K-12 level. Projects employ a place-based approach and are designed to offer educators a unique and compelling opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of the diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives of the American people.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website and associated programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

COVID Disclaimer: Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.

 

Apply Now!

Applications will be open between November 15, 2021 and March 1, 2022, so be sure to get your application in as soon as you can! All applicants for the program will be notified by March 25, 2022 of their participation status.  

Landmarks programs are designed for a national audience of full- or part-time K-12 educators who teach in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, or as home schooling educators. Museum educators and other K-12 school system personnel—such as, but not limited to, administrators, substitute teachers, and curriculum supervisors—are also eligible to participate. 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: March 25, 2022
Participant Acceptance of Offer: April 8, 2022
Waitlist Offers (if needed): April 15, 2022

Accepted applicants must decide to participate in The Space Age on the Space Coast by April 8, 2022. Once an applicant has accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (Seminar, Institute, or Landmark), they may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

 In any given year an individual may apply to a maximum of two NEH summer programs, but may attend only one NEH program per summer. Once they have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (Landmarks or Institutes), participants may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

Each participant will receive a $1,300 stipend. The stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable. 

Principles of Civility for NEH Professional Development Programs

NEH Seminars, Institutes, and Landmarks programs are intended to extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts, and issues; contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; and foster a community of inquiry that provides models of excellence in scholarship and teaching. 

NEH expects that project directors will take responsibility for encouraging an ethos of openness and respect, upholding the basic norms of civil discourse. 

Seminar, Institute, and Landmarks presentations and discussions should be: 

  1. firmly grounded in rigorous scholarship, and thoughtful analysis; 
  2. conducted without partisan advocacy; 
  3. respectful of divergent views; 
  4. free of ad hominem commentary; and 
  5. devoid of ethnic, religious, gender, disability, or racial bias. 

NEH welcomes comments, concerns, or suggestions on these principles at questions@neh.gov

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Kathleen Barker
Education Coordinator
National Council for History Education
13940 Cedar Rd #393
University Heights, OH 44118
(240) 696-6600