Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley
7/14/2014 to 8/1/2014
Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Bonnie L. Jancik
Walking beside thousand-year-old burial mounds, flaking raw stone into
tools, learning how potsherds tell us about human behavior, and
understanding how humans adapt to complex, ever-changing environments—our
2014 NEH Summer Institute features all this and more.
The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of
Wisconsin–La Crosse will offer a three-week NEH Summer Institute on July
14–Aug. 1, 2014. This dynamic learning experience for K–12 teachers
will explore how Native Americans and Euro-Americans have adapted to the
Upper Mississippi River Valley over the past 13,500 years, and how
archaeology leads to an understanding of how human cultures change and
adapt through time.
The Institute will feature a one-day excavation experience, field trips
to archaeological sites, hands-on laboratory and workshop activities,
demonstrations, and classroom activities. Individual projects will help
participants tailor the content to their own teaching areas. NEH Summer
Scholars receive a $2,700 stipend to help offset their expenses.
Applications and other information on the Institute are available online at
http://www.uwlax.edu/mvac/neh.htm. The deadline for
applications is March 4, 2014.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations
expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
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