Upcoming Opportunities for Educators:
Of special interest to: Elementary and middle school teachers
Re: MTHS to begin subsidizing footlocker shipping costs
Have you ever ordered on of our hands-on history footlockers? If you have, you know that there's nothing like material culture (objects) to make history come alive.
We started our traveling footlocker program over twenty-five years ago, and now have twenty titles, each focused on a different topic or time period, and each filled with reproductions of clothing, tools, and everyday objects and maps, photographs, and documents. Every footlocker also includes a User Guide with historical narratives for educators and students, lesson plans (many of which do not require material from the footlockers), Amazing Montanan biographies, and information on standards alignment.
The footlocker program is a great way to enrich your classroom, but it's gotten very expensive for schools. We have historically provided the footlockers free of charge, while requiring the school to pay for shipping on to the next venue. Shipping fees used to average $30-$50 dollars. These days, teachers are telling us it can cost up to $70 to ship a trunk!
We don't want the program to become cost prohibitive, so we're changing our system. Instead of making the school responsible for shipping costs, schools will simply pay MTHS a flat $25 fee and MTHS will cover shipping.
We hope this provides some predictability and restores affordability to the program.
Learn how to order a footlocker.
Explore the list of titles and their User Guides.
Questions? Contact Katie White at email@example.com or 406-444-9553.
P.S. Having a hard time choosing which footlocker to bring into your classroom? I'm quite partial to Through a Child's Eyes: The Stewart Family in Turbulent Times, 1913-1921, which investigates life and politics, 1913-1921, through the lives of Montana Governor Samuel Stewart's three daughters.
P.P.S. The Montana Jewish Project is giving away book kits, just in time for the holidays. And unlike our footlockers, the Montana Jewish Project book kits are yours to keep. Here's more information on what's in it and how to order.
- The third GeoCivics Summer Academy has applications open. The application period closes on Dec. 5, 2023 - so please don't delay. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrPKlwdhhsUsrBNWmLUA1KQeQNOlXbqFnnkl7xTtjipyOdzw/viewform
Humanities Montana , has started their new grant openings! Check it out and see if you could combine standards to meet those goals!
Of special interest to: Folks interested in IEFA and who like to cook.
Re: Virtual Keynote and Cooking Class
If you are interested in food (and who isn't?), consider attending A Taste of Indigenous Foods with Mariah Gladstone, Virtual Keynote and Cooking Class, Monday, November 20, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
What are indigenous foods, where do we get them, and how do we prepare them? Many native North American foods, both cultivated and harvested, were removed from our diets through intentional colonial efforts. Mariah Gladstone is leading the way in a food movement that is revitalizing and incorporating these important foods into the contemporary diet. During her virtual lecture and cooking class, you can cook along with her as she prepares one of her original recipes and discusses the history of Indigenous foodways and the First Thanksgiving.
The week prior to the class, MTHS will send the ingredient list to all those who have registered so you can be ready to cook along with Mariah on the 20th. We will also send the link to the videoconference. OPI Renewal Unit are available to those who attend and email their reflections.
Registration is free.
Questions? Contact Laura Marsh, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
- November programming is bringing you our second Native Filmmaker Initiative (NFI) Film Club of the season with the film Shirampari: Legacies of the River. The film follows 11-year-old Ricky, a young Asheninka boy living in the Yurúa region of the Peruvian Amazon, as he embarks on a coming of age journey that involves catching a giant catfish. Registration for the Film Club includes a screener link to the film, accompanied discussion guide and access to our live filmmaker virtual Q&A tomorrow, Nov. 15th at 10:00am!
We’d love to see classrooms tomorrow, but if you can’t make it and are curious about the film you can register through the end of the year to receive access to the film and all accompanied resources.
Curious about the Film Club? View our full line-up on our website here: https://bigskyfilmfest.org/film_institute2/native_filmmaker_initiative/nfi_film_club/ [bigskyfilmfest.org]
Want to register for Shirampari: Legacies of the River? Register here: https://forms.gle/nXnAizqe2y6cLai18 [forms.gle]
- Greetings from Tempe, Arizona! We are seeking applicants for our grant-funded, place-based teacher summer academy! We sincerely hope you can send the following out to your teacher listserv as soon as possible :)
- Applications accepted until Dec. 5, 2023
GeoCivics Summer Academy - June 13-22, 2024|Washington, DC
ALL EXPENSES PAID + $2,500 stipend + PD Hours!
During the summer of 2024 we will be hosting an exciting place-based educational experience in Washington, DC to learn how to include diverse perspectives in the education space through civic engagement and advocacy in your American history, geography, civics, and government instruction. During the Academy, we will celebrate Juneteenth in our Capital, and meet with educators, historians, experts, and advocacy groups. We will also visit historic locations such as the White House, Capital, and museums to deepen content knowledge of civic engagement and advocacy and strengthen pedagogical knowledge and skills.
Indian Education and Computing for All | 1 evening per month Sept 2023 - May 2024 | Zoom
A curriculum and professional development project designed to bring together social studies, IEFA, and computing content standards for middle school students.
18 hours of online PD | $1000 stipend | Earn up to 40 PD Units
- MT PBS: Streaming now for a limited time, "The U.S. and the Holocaust," A Film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein
- Humanities Montana:
Winter in Montana is challenging for travel. During these months, Humanities Montana speakers can still visit your community — virtually — to present their humanities programs! Whether you are booking programs for the classroom, at a museum, or with a community center, speakers are available for virtual and in-person visits to provide free public humanities programming.
You can learn more about Montana Conversations or book Speakers in the Schools presenter on our website, you can learn about grant opportunities.
Subscribe to Humanities Montana.