Humanities Opportunities for Educators and K-12 Students


Community Project Grants
New Hampshire Humanities funds humanities-based workshops for educators through our Community Project Grants.

HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts)

We undertake special initiatives with partner organizations, including sponsorship of the acclaimed annual HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts) conference that draws more than 1,400 students to a statewide Socratic dialogue called HYPE Day to encourage young people to become more critical thinkers and respectful communicators. To learn more about HYPE, click here.

Constitutionally Speaking
We are a partner in the Constitutionally Speaking project founded by Justice David Souter and providing resources on the teaching of civics to New Hampshire educators. Access those resources on the Constitutionally Speaking website.

Teacher Institutes & Workshops
Summer institutes and workshops funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH summer seminars and institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. NEH summer seminars and  institutes extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics and texts, contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants, build communities of inquiry and provide models of civility and excellent scholarship and teaching, and link teaching and research in the humanities. Learn more on the NEH's website.


Other upcoming opportunities for educators:

"Immigration in the Granite State" two-day teacher workshop
June 29-30, 9am-3:30 pm daily
Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene

A New Hampshire Humanities grant to the Historical Society of Cheshire County will support a 2-day teacher workshop on immigration for elementary and middle school educators. Led by Paul Vincent, Keene State College Professor of Holocaust Studies and History, participants will learn about U.S. immigration policy during the intense period of transition from the 1860s - 1940s, and explore questions such as: How have Americans’ views of immigration changed over time? How have local communities been redefined by immigration? What have immigrants gained and lost in the process of becoming American? Sessions led by local historians will focus on the history of Jewish, Finnish, and French-Canadian populations in our state, followed by a contemporary look at New Hampshire’s refugee resettlement program. Museum and historical society staff will offer hands-on practice in teaching about immigration using artifacts, archival research, and library materials, as well as a new immigration history “wonder box” for classroom use. Participants will receive 12 professional development credits for attending both days. For more information and to register:, or contact Jennifer Carroll at or 603-352-1895.


Civics Workshop for Teachers: "Sowing Seeds of Democracy"
Monday, June 26, 8:30 am to 4 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, Peterborough 

The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, in partnership with The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, presents “Sowing Seeds of Democracy: Integrating Civics In Elementary School and Beyond,” featuring national experts and New Hampshire educators with practical and useful ideas for engaging our youngest citizens and integrating civics into the classroom. Project Zero professors/researchers Benjamin Mardell and Carrie James will present “Educating for Civic Agency: Community Engagement from K-12.” Space is limited. Register today at