Robert Johnston’s NEH-Sponsored Institute for Teachers is Profiled in AtLAS

The most recent edition of the official publication of the College of Liberal Arts, AtLAS, features two articles inspired by last summer's NEH Institute for K-12 teachers led by Robert Johnston, associate professor in the Department of History and director of the teaching of history program. Also giving presentations were Profs. Leon Fink and Jeffrey Skansky. 

The first installment profiled the Institute's use of historical texts, contemporary scholarship, films, and fiction by the likes of Upton Sinclair. The article includes interviews with several of the Institute's participants, including History alumna Nicole Parker English (MAT ‘04), who now teaches history at Evanston Township High School.

A second article in AtLAS entered into a dialogue with Johnston and Fink about the historical parallels between the Gilded Age and the present era of increasing income inequality in the United States.

The institute was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and held in partnership with the Chicago Metro History Education Center and National Louis University.