Education Programs: Humanities in Class

NHC Education Programs build bridges between the academic world and the working classroom, addressing both classic and contemporary aspects of the humanities.

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Humanities in Class Digital Library

The Humanities in Class Digital Library is an Open Education Resources (OER) platform that provides direct access to all of our online education content. This working repository contains the highest quality humanities education content in a free, open source sandbox that encourages active engagement and community. We are proud to partner with a wide variety of world renowned content providers to expand and amplify this digital library. Resources are tagged by subject matter, topics and material type, making it easy to discover and combine content you need from institutions you trust.

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Webinars & Courses


Live, interactive webinars connect educators with scholars and experts in humanities fields to discuss compelling topics. Webinars are free of charge but require registration.

Online Courses

The National Humanities Center collaborates with partners, scholars, and subject matter experts to provide virtual courses that allow educators to explore a relevant topic in a collegial, self-paced environment. Participants actively engage with course materials and colleagues, expand their own knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and develop customized educational resources.

Workshops & Institutes

More than a Slogan: Understanding the Historical Context of Black Lives Matter

February 6–10, 2023

Open to all K–12 educators, this week-long institute will explore the concept of Black Lives Matter in the context of the struggle for racial equality by examining key episodes and moments in US history. With a focus on interdisciplinary connections, we will let voices speak through literature and fiction, across geographic boundaries, and through primary sources of the past—and not-so-distant past.

(re)Centering the Narrative: Black Women’s Voices of the 19th and 20th Centuries

July 10–14, 2023

This week-long institute for K–12 teachers will explore the voices of Black women as they have documented, inspired, and reflected the Black experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Participants will engage with literature and poetry, primary sources, and the historical record to center Black women in the African American identity.

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Teacher Advisory Council

The Teacher Advisory Council supports NHC Education Programs for a one-year term of service. Chosen to represent multiple disciplines in the humanities, these teacher leaders play an active role in the development, evaluation, and promotion of NHC educational materials and projects.

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