RFP: ROCKEFELLER ARCHIVE CENTER OFFERS TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM ON PHILANTHROPY IN THE 20TH CENTURY

The Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, is inviting applications for a five-day professional development program for teachers whose courses might draw on the center’s vast archival collections.

During the week-long Rockefeller Archive Center Teaching Fellows program, participants will develop knowledge of the many domains touched by American philanthropy and will create relevant supplements for classroom use.

The third year of the program will offer opportunities for teachers of world history as well as United States history by focusing on Rockefeller philanthropy and the various organizations that have carried out the philanthropic goals of three generations of Rockefeller family members. The geographic reach of Rockefeller philanthropy extends from New York City and the Hudson Valley to Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The issues addressed by their foundations and nonprofit organizations cover a widerange of topics, including the arts, public health, economic development, environmental protection, war-time relief efforts, and peace-time reconstruction, among many other subjects. The archival collections hold resources that are ideal for those who teach Global History and Geography, AP World History, and AP European History, as well as all levels of U.S. History.

The week at the archive center will include readings, discussions, and lectures about Rockefeller philanthropy; site visits to the family home and other nearby venues; and time to confer with archival staff and to explore primary documents, photographs, and films. As in previous years, each participant will spend the week identifying documents that can be used in the classroom. The lesson plans that emerge will be posted on the center’s Web site.

The fellows will receive either a $500 stipend from the Rockefeller Archive Center or in-service credit.

Complete program information and the application form are available at the archive center website.

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4 responses to “RFP: ROCKEFELLER ARCHIVE CENTER OFFERS TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM ON PHILANTHROPY IN THE 20TH CENTURY

  1. localmedia

    To whom it may concern,
    thank you for this important information. I am not a teacher. I am a director of a local non profit community media center and community independent cable channel, serving Sleepy Hollow, Mt Pleasant and Tarrytown since 1983. We are based in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. If the classes become available to other professionals working within the Rockefeller greater community, I would be interested in applying to attend the classes.

    Sincerely,
    Sunny

    Sunny McLean
    Executive Director
    Sleepy Hollow-Tarrytown
    Community Media on Hudson
    “Main Street Media Center” Channels 15-78-43
    45 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591
    914-332-1212
    http://facebook.com/sleepyhollow.tarrytown
    communitymedia@optonline.net

    Community Media at Phelps
    Phelps James House, 2nd floor
    Box 830 Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
    914-366-4222
    914-316-5232
    http://communitymediaonhudson.org

    • I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for you, Sunny. Teachings of Philanthropy should NOT be restricted to teachers. I do understand that they are trying to bring this education into the classroom, and I salute them for that. However, people do learn in a number of environments outside of school and this should be open to more individuals as it is very valuable information. Thanks for the comment. Please visit the Grant Pros website if you find the time. I would like to know more about what your organization is involved with and if I can be of any help to you.

      Sincerely,

      Jason Shechtman
      Owner/Operator
      Grant Pros

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