19th Century Jewish Life hopes to begin its inaugural Teaching Fellows program in the academic year 2013-2014. This initiative will assist high school teachers in bringing the resources of this site into their classrooms.
Lesson plans and teacher ideas developed through this program will be made available online to provide a jumping-off point for other interested teachers who would like to incorporate into their classrooms the rich materials available here.
The Teaching Fellows program will provide a small stipend to teachers, in exchange for their participation in a pair of workshops (one in May, one in August) and implementation in their classes of a unit or lesson based on site materials. Teachers will nominate the best student projects that emerge from engagement with 19th Century Jewish Life for a prize competition at the end of the calendar year.
Applications for the Teaching Fellows program will be due annually in March. More information about how to apply, and application forms, will be available here each January. Applicants are not limited by geographic area.