NEH Institute for Teachers: Context
This space serves as a repository for educators, and potentially students who are interested in the Himalayan region, and as the culminating project for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers, held at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
NEH Institute for Teachers: Content
My primary interest emerged slowly over the course of the institute, but it became clear that the relationship between the landscape, religion and art were of primary importance in representing the context and contemporary integrity of the region. The challenges of wading through highly complex and rich information, and the need to represent the region with coherence but without becoming too reductive constituted an old but familiar experience as a teacher. Below, you will find content organized by three focus areas: geography and landscape, the belief systems of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and finally the artistic production of peoples identifying with these faiths. Click on each image to access resource collections, World History (Gr. 9) lessons, and suggestions for leveraging technology to support student engagement with this resilient, dynamic, and beautiful region. You will notice that right now, these focus areas are very skeletal and this is deliberate. The hope is to create a collaborative and living space, where I can continue to process the information received in this institute, and seek the help of my colleagues in assessing and manipulating the material for classroom use.
NEH Institute for Teachers: Focus Areas