NEH Summer Institute for K12 Teachers - Ancient Stories, New Neighbors: Decolonizing Indigenous History & 17th-century New England

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July 24, 2022 to August 6, 2022
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, History Education, Native American History / Studies, Public History

Calling all social studies and history teachers! This summer, I have the great pleasure of administering Plimoth Patuxet Museums' 2nd NEH Summer Institute for teachers, Ancient Stories, New Neighbors: Decolonizing Indigenous Homelands and 17th-century New England. 

Teachers will explore new voices and historical perspectives that are rapidly changing the way we understand and teach Indigenous and colonial history and its continued significance today. You`ll be led by our Institute Co-Directors Dr. Cedric Woods (UMass Boston) and Dr. Charlotte Carrington-Farmer (Roger Williams University) and a diverse set of expert faculty from tribal communities, colleges, and universities across the country in how to use Mourt’s Relation (a 1622 English pamphlet detailing the early years of Plymouth Colony) as a case study in decolonizing historical narratives and recentering Indigenous voices.

During these two weeks at our living history museum, you will learn to employ a range of related primary sources including archaeology, landscape, material culture, oral history, and written documents and bring new perspectives, voices, and ideas back to your classrooms. 

Applications are due March 1, 2022. A $2200 stipend will be provided to each participant. You can learn more about the curriculum at or by emailing me at

Contact Info: 

Hilary Gooodnow, Director of Education

Plimoth Patuxet Museums 

137 Warren Ave. Plymouth MA

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