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Volume 4 Number 1

Corks are popping! January is awards month in the world of children's literature. Esme Codell writes about contenders for the Caldecott award for best illustration in American children's literature, the Newbery for best writing, the Coretta Scott King award, and others...
H.O.T.T. or NOT: Teacher Training Academy at Hartnell College from: CSU Hayward
2002 World Population Film/Video Festival from: Rawn Fulton
ANNOUNCING: Summer 2003 National Endowment for the Humanities (U.S.A.) from: the National Endowment for the Humanities
Early Childhood Educators Release Guidelines for Early Learning Standards from: NAEYC
Christopher Columbus Awards Challenge Teams of Middle School Students to Explore Opportunities for Positive Change in their Communities from: The Christopher Columbus Awards
"Best 100 Communities for Music Education" Survey Moved Up for 2003 from: American Music Conference
Give Kids Good Schools Campaign
Grants for Libraries
Helping Afghan Children with School Supplies
GRANTS DEADLINE: Congressional Research Awards from: The Dirksen Congressional Center
January Columns
January Articles
January Regular Features
Gazette Home Delivery:

In Focus...
ANNOUNCING: Summer 2003 National Endowment for the Humanities (U.S.A.)

From: the National Endowment for the Humanities
Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers Application Deadline: March 1, 2003

Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities supports a variety of study opportunities in the humanities for school teachers. Seminars and institutes are national (open to those who teach American K-12 students), residential, and rigorous. Designed to strengthen the quality of the humanities instruction available to American students, they are led by some of the nation's outstanding scholars and take place at major colleges and universities and archival facilities across the country and abroad.

Topics considered among the 31 seminars and institutes for school teachers offered during the summer of the year 2003 include American history and culture, such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition, American Indian autobiography, and women, family, and reform; literary studies in the Arabic novel, Shakespeare, Yeats, and French theater; and a broad range of programs in world history and culture. For a complete list of both seminars and institutes, go to the NEH Website, or phone (202/606-8463), or e-mail (

The listings contain seminar and institute titles and the means to contact each director.

Prospective applicants can request information from as many seminar and institute directors as they wish but may apply to only one NEH summer offering. In response to a request for information, seminar and institute directors will send a letter describing the content, logistics, expectations, and conditions of that project. Each letter will be accompanied by application instructions as well as information about the program's costs. Participants receive from the National Endowment for the Humanities a stipend based on the length of the seminar or institute. Year 2003 stipends are $2,800 for four weeks, $3,250 for five weeks, and $3,700 for six weeks and are intended to help cover travel costs and living expenses, as well as books and miscellaneous expenses.

Requests for information and completed applications should NOT be directed to the National Endowment for the Humanities; they should be addressed to the individual projects as found in the listings. The application deadline is March 1.