ETHS Teacher Selected for New Program at National Humanities Center
July 14, 2022 3:30pm CT
ETHS teacher Kamasi Hill (center) is working with a group of other teachers for a pilot project developed by the National Humanities Center.
Evanston Township High School teacher Kamasi Hill was one of 24 educators from across the U.S. and Scotland to be selected to participate in a pilot project this summer developed by the National Humanities Center (NHC).
In partnership with the Ruth J. Simmons Center for Race and Justice at Prairie View A&M University, the NHC’s first annual Teaching African American Studies Summer Institute focused on promoting more effective teaching methods about the African American experience. Its central theme was “Understanding the Long View of the African Diaspora.”
Hill, a History and Social Science teacher at ETHS, and the other selected educators were chosen from a national pool of applicants to better understand the complexities and key issues required to create and teach African American studies. During the week-long program, they developed classroom-ready instructional resources for fellow teachers that can be found in the NHC’s Humanities in Class Digital Library.
Visit the NHC website for more information about the organization and its programs.
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