Summer Institute

Something Never to be Forgotten: Stories of Race and Identity
June 26 - 29, 2018
(graduate projects due August 15)

   How do we have courageous conversations about race?

  How do our own perceptions of identity influence our teaching?

  How do we use history to prompt discussions about race and identity with students?

  How do we help students become empathetic leaders and agents of change?

During the four days we will work with these questions and along the way explore stories that connect the enduring human condition to lessons that can be applied today. Stories will be drawn from:
  • The Underground Railroad
  • The Civil War 
  • Daisy Turner's Family History
  • Monuments and Memorials in our Communities
The institute will follow a C3 Inquiry Framework with workshops on developing historical questions, making thinking visible, investigating primary sources, and sharing new understandings through story. 

This is a residential institute held in Grafton, Vermont.

Graduate Credit Syllabus

    Support for this institute has been generously provided by the Windham Foundation, the Bay & Paul Foundations, and the Vermont Humanities Council.

Note: The schedule below and on the linked pages are preliminary.