The South Carolina Historical Society is offering a teacher fellowship this summer to create educational curriculum using primary source materials from our collections. The selected fellow will collaborate with the SCHS Educational Coordinator to create a primary source-based curriculum that aligns with the South Carolina Education Standards for social studies. Example project ideas include: a history kit for classroom use, a learning cart and/or scavenger hunt for use in the new SCHS exhibit area, and lesson plans for a curriculum unit.
The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 for four weeks (20 days) of on-site research in the archives during summer of 2017. Applications are welcome from any K-12 teachers from the following counties: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, and Jasper County.
Applications should be postmarked no later than April 28, 2017. Applicants should provide the following:
• A current resume.
• A brief proposal of no more than 500 words outlining your proposed project.
• A list of potential primary source materials from the SCHS to be used.
• A letter of support from a school principal or department head.
Applicants are encouraged to browse our online catalog to become familiar with our collections.
Completed applications can either be e-mailed or mailed. If you are applying via e-mail, please include all application materials in one PDF file and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. For mailing, please send your completed application to:
South Carolina Historical Society
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Darland, Events and Educational Coordinator, at email@example.com or 843-723-3225 x11.
This teacher fellowship is sponsored by a grant from Wells Fargo.