Missouri Conference on History-March 15-16


Join us at the Missouri Conference on History March 15-16 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, MO. You can share your message with 150+ people—scholars, faculty, students, and presenters from around the state—in three ways: as an exhibitor, by becoming a sponsor, and by purchasing an advertisement in the program.

Please see the online form for more information regarding these opportunities. The deadline to participate is February 23. If you have questions or need more information, contact mch@shsmo.org or call 816.510.4823. To learn more about the Missouri Conference on History, visit shsmo.org/mch.



Missouri Conference on History

1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO 65201

816.510.4823 | shsmo.org | shsmo.org/mch

Choices Program Summer Workshops

Choices Program Summer Workshops

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Registration for summer workshops is now open.


Implementing Choices Program Materials to Meet Curriculum Frameworks
Long Beach, CA
July 16, 2018
Units: Civil Rights and Immigration

Implementing Choices Program Materials to Meet Curriculum Frameworks
Long Beach, CA
July 17, 2018
Units: Middle East and Genocide

Implementing Choices Program Materials to Meet Curriculum Frameworks
Sacramento, CA
July 19, 2018
Units: Middle East and Genocide

Implementing Choices Program Materials to Meet Curriculum Frameworks
Sacramento, CA
July 20, 2018
Units: Civil Rights and Immigration 


Rhode Island

African Perspectives in World History
June 28-29, 2018
Units: Colonization in Africa, Nigeria

Strategies for Incorporating Choices into AP Comparative Government
July 9-10, 2018
Units: Three of the following (your choice): Iran, Russia's Transformation, Nigeria, China, or Mexico

Implementing The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy
July 26-27, 2018
Unit: Middle East

New Directions in Choices’ U.S. History Series
August 20-21, 2018
Units: American Revolution and Westward Expansion

Adapting Choices Materials for Middle School
August 24, 2018
Units: Genocide and American Revolution 

Enrollment limited. Register early! 

Summer Opportunity at the Fed

Give Your Students an Economic Advantage
July 11 – 13, 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Are you a seasoned AP economics instructor, new to teaching the AP econ courses, or simply contemplating teaching them? If so, join us as Federal Reserve economists, AP economics exam readers, exam developers and instructors, and economic education staff from the St. Louis Fed and Marginal Revolution University present a program packed with the information you need to be successful.

New teachers or those who are exploring the possibility of teaching AP economics will enjoy a July 10 pre-conference workshop and dinner that will include information on the basics, such as designing the syllabus and choosing a textbook. Of course, experienced teachers are welcome to join in the pre-conference workshop and dinner to offer strategies for a successful launch.

The conference will feature:

  • 18 hours of professional development credit;
  • certificates of completion;
  • $200 travel stipend for qualified registrants; and
  • continental breakfasts, lunches, and a Wednesday evening reception.

There is no fee, but you must register by July 1, 2018. Parking is complimentary. 

For more information, please contact Barbara Flowers at
barbara.flowers @stls.frb.org.

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Holocaust Survivor discussion--February 24th, UMSL

Dear History Teachers, 

The Faculty of the History Department and students of Phi Alpha Theta warmly welcome you to an engaging presentation by the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Voices of the Generations, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. in the Pilot House (Millennium Student Center lower level). History lovers of all ages are welcome. Click here for more information.

If you have questions, contact Dr. Laura Westhoff at westhoffl@umsl.edu or call 314-516-5692. Parking is free all day.

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NEH Institute - Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America: The Lowell Experience

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The Tsongas Industrial History Center (TIHC), an education partnership of UMass Lowell and Lowell National Historical Park, serves about 55,000 students and teachers each year through highly engaging interdisciplinary school programs and teacher institutes in historic Lowell, Massachusetts.


The TIHC has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to offer two Summer Institutes for teachers in 2018. Participants in these week-long workshops will actively explore the topic “Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America: The Lowell Experience.” Teachers receive a $1200 stipend if they complete all requirements, including creating lessons that address local curriculum standards. Teachers also receive up to 46 professional development points and may register and pay for graduate credit from UMass Lowell. 


We welcome applications from your state, particularly from teachers who teach U.S. history or and/or use an interdisciplinary approach that integrates history with language arts, literature, science and technology, and mathematics. Using teaching resources provided by the Center, a team of teachers from your district could create a unit of study for the whole grade.


Please help us spread the word about this prestigious opportunity by sharing the attached flyer. Please note that applications are due March 1, 2018. 


Although we cannot guarantee that all who apply will be accepted (space is limited), we seek a strong representation of teachers and administrators from all regions. If you have questions, please call 978-970-5080 or visit www.uml.edu/tsongas/NEH.  Thank you for sharing the news about this opportunity!

Missouri Bicentennial Resources for Elementary Educators

Missouri Bicentennial 2018-2021


The Missouri Council for History Education announces their partnership with the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council to celebrate our state's bicentennial and provide classroom teachers with materials that they can incorporate to improve student understanding of our state's unique history.

Beginning in February 2018, MOCHE will release lesson plans for elementary school teachers to use in their classrooms. These lessons are free to the public and can be modified by the instructor to fits the needs of his/her students.

Summer NEH Programs

2018 NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School Teachers and College and University Faculty

Twenty programs, designed to enrich teaching and research, support collegial study of humanities topics. Residential programs: 1-4 weeks. Stipend provided. 

Programs—many of which are interdisciplinary—involve study in art history, music, film, and theater; history; literature; philosophy; politics; and religion. They address multiple time periods and regions.

APPLY NOW to participate this summer

Deadline: March 1, 2018


Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs.

For more information and application instructions, please visit the websites for individual programs. Links are provided below.

To download a poster listing these summer programs, click below.

School Teachers

University Teachers


Gilder-Lehrman 2018 Teacher Seminars Deadline Approaching

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Only Two Weeks Left to Apply for a Teacher Seminar

Applications close February 15 for our summer 2018 seminars


Hello Educators,

Applications for the Gilder Lehrman Institute's 2018 Teacher Seminars close on February 15. 

Explore all thirty 2018 Teacher Seminars - and see the redesigned gilderlehrman.org - here.  

Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, these weeklong seminars offer K-12 teachers daily programs with America’s leading historiansvisits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources.

Questions about Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars? Visit this page.

We hope to see you this summer! 

Apply for a 2018 Teacher Seminar

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Gilder Lehrman On-Site Professional Development

Looking for professional development providers for your school, district, or state? Learn more about our on-site P.D. program, Teaching Literacy through History (TLTH), here.

In TLTH, educators learn a series of integrated literacy skills that directly impact student understanding and performance, including:

  • Evidence-based writing
  • Vocabulary development
  • Analysis of documents and visual materials