Each day of the institute – except when we are on site visits – will be divided into morning, midday, and afternoon sessions. The morning session will run from 9AM to noon, and will focus on discussion and dialogue surrounding secondary source readings. The midday session will take place from 1 to 3PM, and will consist of discussing and workshopping primary sources. The afternoon session, 3:30 to 5:30PM, will focus on curriculum research, the development of classroom activities and lesson plans, and workshopping.
Attendance at all of the sessions is required. The project director and institute faculty will be available during the afternoon sessions to meet and discuss students’ independent projects, and to assist students in using resources available in the Rutgers Digital Humanities Lab.
The final project will be student driven. Over the course of the institute, students will meet regularly with faculty to develop new curriculum; online resources; classroom activities; oral history assignments; and other projects catered to individual need. We hope to work with you to help you create something that you can bring back to your own classrooms immediately.
The project director is happy to work with institute participants, prior to its start, to identify how it can be structured in order to meet potential credit requirements in their local school districts.
Click here to access the full program syllabus. Please note that some of the readings may change. The syllabus and reading selections for the institute will be finalized by no later than May 1, 2018.