Making a World: African American Art and Art-Making from 1945 to 1985 Summer Seminar for High School Teachers July 21 – 24, 2015 Washington University Application Form The Washington University African and African American Studies Program and the University Libraries invite St. Louis-area high school educators to study the history of African American Arts. Led by university faculty, this 4-day seminar will provide an in- depth exploration of Washington University's renowned special collections with emphasis on Henry Hampton's documentary series I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Art. Examining the period between 1945 and 1985, curriculum topics will include the Black Arts Movement, feminist influence on African American literature, Black Theater, and a variety of musical generes, including jazz. Teachers will have the opprotunity to engage with primary source materials and development lesson plans that highlight the struggles and creativity of African American artistic experession. To apply, please submit the following to Nadia Ghasedi, Head of the Visual Media Research Lab, by July 1, 2015: • A completed application, including a statement describing your interest in the seminar and how your participation will impact your students • A résumé, including two references If accepted, participants will receive a $300 stipend. Please direct questions to [email protected] Name E-mail Home Address Phone number Employer Subject(s) taught Grade(s) taught Number of students Number of courses Years of experience Using the space provided, please describe your interest in the attending the seminar and how your participation will impact your students.
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