National-Louis University Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
On August 6, 2010, National-Louis University was awarded a $149,175 grant through the Landmarks in American History program of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to fund the Chicago's Lakefront as a Public Place project. Overall, NEH announced $31.5M in grants across 41 states. Eight grants were awarded in Illinois, with five specifically in Chicago.
Chicago's Lakefront as a Public Place will support two week-long workshops for 40 K-12 teachers during the summer of 2011. Mark Newman, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, NCE, and Costas Spirou, professor of social science, CAS, will serve as co-directors along with Xiuwen Wu, assistant professor of special education, NCE, as lead coordinator. Additionally, the project includes participation from the University of Chicago, Loyola University, DePaul University and Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago's Lakefront as a Public Place builds upon the curriculum of an earlier NEH-funded project entitled Picturing Chicago on which Newman, Spirou and Wu worked together. Picturing Chicago can be found at http://picturingchicago.nl.edu/.