Georgia State Education Professor Receives Humanities Grant To Develop Summer Program For U.S. History Teachers
Participants will have the opportunity to visit historical sites in Atlanta and Charleston, S.C., examine primary sources related to slavery and equality, and attend seminars led by a panel of expert faculty from across the country. The panel brings expertise in African-American studies, history, education and law, according to Rhonda Webb, Social Studies Department chairperson at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia State’s Teaching and Learning doctoral degree program, who is working on the project.
“When we conducted the first institute in 2016, the topic was very timely, as we were discussing historical issues of race at the same time as the Black Lives Matter movement was conducting marches. We know that an in-depth, intellectual discussion is necessary to try to heal racial wounds,” said Bohan, who is co-directing the institute with Georgia State historian H. Robert Baker. “We look forward to another group of teachers who are willing to explore these powerful concepts.”
This grant is one of 245 projects that received National Endowment for the Humanities funding this year. The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency that supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy and other humanities subjects by funding select projects from researchers around the country.
For more information about the grant, visit https://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2017-08-02.
College of Education and Human Development
Chara Bohan is a professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University. She is the program coordinator for the Doctor of Philosophy – Teaching and Learning with a Concentration in Social Studies Education degree. She has diverse teaching experiences in urban high needs schools as well as elite private secondary schools. She has more than 70 publications, which include book chapters and research in leading journals such as Action in Teacher Education, Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, Educational Foundations, Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, Social Studies Research and Practice, Theory and Research in Social Education, and Vitae Scholasticae.