Institute for Louisiana Culture and History
In 2022 the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities announced the creation of the Institute for Louisiana Culture and History, a statewide educational hub providing reliable, accessible Louisiana social studies resources to K–12 students and their teachers.
Made possible by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, the institute’s mission is to equip Louisiana’s teachers with the resources they need.
The Institute for Louisiana Culture and History
Hosts annual in-person summer intensive workshops at the LEH’s New Orleans headquarters
Plus quarterly in-person workshops held at sites around Louisiana
Trains to use LEH’s online 64 Parishes encyclopedia in the classroom
Works to expand the encyclopedia to meet teachers’ content needs as well as the Louisiana Department of Education’s new social studies standards
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The workshops bring together recognized historians, scholars, and curricula specialists to engage educators about key standards-aligned Louisiana history and culture topics found in the 64parishes.org encyclopedia.
The summer intensive workshops offer educators the opportunity to learn from and interact with nationally known historians and scholars, take field trips promoting experiential learning, and participate in social studies working sessions at LEH’s The Helis Foundation John Scott Center. All teachers who complete institute workshops will receive a stipend from the LEH. Mileage and meal reimbursements and accommodations for teachers traveling more than sixty miles from New Orleans will also be provided.
Learn more here about the first workshop, which will take place June 12–14, 2023, and will focus on Indigenous, colonial, and African history in 18th-century Louisiana in alignment with LDOE’s new 6th grade social studies standards.
Applications, available here, are open now through April 23.
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