Our summer institutes are designed for a variety of grade levels and strive to provide teachers a fun, provocative, and collaborative experience. Join us and other like minded teachers to shore up on new strategies, content, and technology tips!
Current Summer Institutes
NEH Landmarks Summer Institute "The Transcontinental Railroad: Transforming California and the Nation"
Location: Sacramento, CA
Dates: June 25-30 and July 9-14, 2017
Partnering with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The History Project at University of California, Davis, invites K-12 teachers from around the country to spend a week of summer 2017 learning about the Transcontinental Railroad from its conceptual origins, through feats of labor and engineering, and on to its social, political, and economic impact during and after the Gilded Age.
This Landmarks of History Summer Institute includes a $600 stipend for commuting participants and a $1200 for those incurring housing costs.
Exploring the Ancient through Early Modern World: A Summer Institute for 6th and 7th Grade Teachers
Location: UC Davis
Dates: June 19-21, 2017
This summer, the History Project will focus on the 6th and 7th grade curriculum in a 3-day workshop that features content support and lesson plans for the new History-Social Science Framework material. More information to soon!
Teaching with Primary Sources II
Location: Greater Sacramento Area
Dates: July 24-28, 2017
Partnering with the Library of Congress, this Teaching with Primary Sources, level II workshop will look at the importance of understanding historical perspective in the classroom. Exploring the social, cultural, economic, and political transformations and their impacts on society.
GeoQuest Jumpstart Workshop: Introducing GIS in History and Geography
Location: CSU Sacramento
Dates: August 1-3, 2017
Ever wanted to use GIS in your classroom? Want to weave technology into your lessons? Join us this summer for an introductory program that will help you use GIS with your students.