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NEH Accepting Applications for July 2020 Institute by March 1

Attention teachers—the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is now accepting applications for their July 2020 Institute, Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West, with a deadline of March 1.  Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West is a two-week NEH-funded Summer Institute for middle and high school teachers. The institute will be located in Las Vegas and Boulder City, Nevada, and will run from July 12 to 24, 2020.

Institue Overview: At Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West participants will explore the societal consequences (positive and negative) of Hoover Dam’s construction. Throughout the program, leading scholars will guide you in a variety of sessions that center on three central themes: technology, environment, and human communities. You will consider such ideas as the role of Hoover Dam in the development of the American southwest, how Hoover Dam’s construction reflects broader issues of early 20th century American society and the legacy of Hoover Dam (and other large water infrastructure projects) for future generations.

Visit the website hdsaw.com for more information and to apply.

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