African American Studies Summer Institute for High School Teachers
The one-week Summer Institute is for St. Louis metropolitan region high school teachers who either incorporate aspects of Black culture, history, and literature in their courses or teach at a school that offers or plans to offer the AP/African American Studies course. The Institute centers St. Louis as the focal point for various themes and topics related to African & African-American Studies.
- exposes teachers to Washington University scholars with expertise in African and African American Studies in order to deepen their knowledge of the field,
- gives teachers access to and knowledge about resources in Olin Library, particularly our Special Collections holdings such as the Hampton Archives and the recently acquired Charles Johnson collection, and
- provides teachers support in developing content and instructional activities for incorporating Black Studies lessons into their courses.
Morning & Afternoon Sessions:
Each day of the week-long Institute is divided into a morning session (9:00AM—12:00PM), lunch, and an afternoon session (1:30PM—4:00PM). The morning session features a presentation by a Washington University scholar on a specific theme or subject relevant to the Institute. The afternoon session may feature a presentation or a field trip to a relevant St. Louis or on-campus site.
On the closing day, teachers present ideas of how to incorporate information from the institute into their lesson plans or classes.
Questions? Contact us
Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity
The Department of African & African American Studies
The Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies & Center on Urban Research & Publich Policy
The Department of Education
College of Arts & Sciences
Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity
The WashU & Slavery Project