NEH Blueridge Parkway Workshop

Not Just a Scenic Road: The Blue Ridge Parkway and Its History
K-12 Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop

Dear Colleague,
     Thank you for your interest in Not Just a Scenic Road: The Blue Ridge Parkway and Its History a week-long Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s initial construction will be celebrated during 2010 http://www.blueridgeparkway75.org/.

     We invite you to take part in this historic commemoration year by attending this workshop sponsored by Appalachian State University, which is located less than five miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Boone, North Carolina. Participants will have a chance to experience the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains while learning about the history behind the most visited National Park Service site. Based on the campus of Appalachian State University, participants will spend mornings in combination lecture and discussions along with hands-on sessions working with a variety of primary sources. Each participant will have a chance to collect materials and ideas for use in developing curriculum projects. Each afternoon, we will take field trips to explore many of the cultural resources along the Parkway. Evenings will be free to explore the Appalachian Mountain town of Boone, work in the state of the art library, or relax at one of the many local coffee shops while enjoying some traditional Appalachian music. Throughout the week, participants will have many chances to interact with faculty who are experts on the history of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the region of Appalachia as well as meet rangers and managers from the National Park Service. We hope you will join us this summer!

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 2, 2010

  

SPECIAL NOTE FOR THOSE CONSIDERING ATTENDING FIRST SESSION
 

 
If you join us for the first session, you’ll be arriving in Boone on the 4th of July. Boone is a great place to be on the 4th. There is a great small-town parade and many great places to see fireworks. The evening of the 4th, we’ll have a van available to go view fireworks; we’ll also make sure there are plenty of sparklers, lots of watermelon and ice cream! For those accepted for first session, you’ll receive more information about other events going on in the area July 4th. 

 

 

Workshop Dates

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture

Workshop Dates

Session I: July 4-10
Session II: July 11-17

Applications are due by March 2, 2010.


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