NHC Education Programs build bridges between the academic world and the working classroom, addressing both classic and contemporary aspects of the humanities. We offer resources and professional development experiences that help educators at the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels enhance their teaching skills and content knowledge.
Featured: Teacher Advisory Council
The Teacher Advisory Council supports the Center’s Education Programs for a one-year term of service. Chosen to represent multiple disciplines in the humanities, these teacher leaders accept an active role in the development, evaluation, and promotion of the National Humanities Center’s educational materials and projects.
Live, interactive webinars connect educators with scholars and experts in humanities fields to discuss compelling topics. Webinars are free of charge but require registration.
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.
National Humanities Center institutes are designed to help educators at every level enhance their skills through in-depth, experiential learning with scholarly, technical, and pedagogical experts.
Teacher Advisory Council
Chosen to represent multiple disciplines in the humanities, these teacher leaders accept an active role in the development, evaluation, and promotion of the National Humanities Center’s educational materials and projects.
Collections of essays on topics in American history and literature written by leading scholars with content overviews, guidance for classroom discussion, bibliographies, and more.
America in Class Lessons
Lesson plans include key questions, essential understandings, and primary sources with context, background, and discussion excerpts for classroom teaching.
Primary Source Toolboxes
Collections of historical documents, literary texts, and works of art thematically organized with notes and discussion questions, annotated and excerpted for classroom use.
Over 300 on-demand recordings of the Humanities in Class webinar series.
Listen to scholars and teachers discuss teaching strategies and issues across humanities disciplines, from art history and classics to philosophy and US history.
Participant-Created Teaching Resources
Explore lesson plans and other resources developed by educators who have participated in National Humanities Center institutes and other professional development activities.