LANDMARKS OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS
We invite your application to an exciting one-week summer workshop for school teachers in Mason City, Iowa. This workshop will examine Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most influential architect, and his role in the development of the Prairie School, an architectural movement of the early 1900s. Inspired by the flat Midwestern landscape, the Prairie School movement was significant in its departure from European architectural traditions and spoke to a changing nation. Prairie School architects considered this indigenous style an expression of the nation’s character, including American individualism, democratic ideals and an idealized interpretation of small-town America.
During this workshop, NEH summer scholars will work closely with a diverse faculty of accomplished humanities scholars and educators, exploring this fascinating period in American history through lectures and tours. The workshop is designed especially for teachers at the 7-12 grade level who have a passion for architecture and who wish to stimulate students’ curiosity about the built environment by integrating architecture into the teaching of core subjects. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to explore the greater artistic and cultural meanings of Prairie School architecture and its role in the larger American story.
Workshop dates: July 14-19, 2013 or August 4-9, 2013