Amon Carter scores education grant

The Amon Carter Museum of Fort Worth has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for its educational programs. The “Picturing America School Collaboration Project Grant” is one of nine such grants nationwide, and will fund a conference, a poster giveaway, student field trips and interactive video conferences. On July 27-28, the museum will host the 2011 Picturing Americans teaching institute for Texas K–12 teachers who own the Picturing America posters, a set of forty masterpieces distributed by the NEH to promote ideals of good ol’ democracy and US history. Participating teachers get Education credits, a $250 stipend from the NEH, and free classroom materials (the aforementioned posters), as well as a free interactive student video conference from the museum or transportation expenses for a real-life school tour.

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