Teaching Renaissance Studies Online

High school teachers have been confronting the difficulties of teaching History and Social Sciences online over the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These subjects are incredibly complicated, requiring the use of images and maps to teach teenage students about international cultures and societies across different periods of world history.

The Renaissance Society of America is offering a new award to recognize high school teachers’ efforts at teaching Renaissance studies online.

Here (below) is the Renaissance Society of America’s announcement:

In the wake of the COVID pandemic, high school teachers around the globe have been searching for and creating new ways to immerse their students in the experience of Renaissance culture. In an effort to recognize and share these innovative teaching methods, the RSA is delighted to announce a new competition for the best online teaching projects in secondary education.

The three winners of this competition will each receive an award of $1,000 and will present their projects at a Zoom conference that we plan to make available to a wide range of secondary school teachers, not only current members of the RSA but those who want to learn more about Renaissance studies. The conference will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

The competition is open to scholars actively engaged in teaching high school students: for instance, museum docents, library curators, and directors of education at theatre companies as well as high school teachers. Proposals from such fields as art history, drama, history, literature, languages, and music are all welcome. The project could include virtual tours of museums, architectural sites, or rare book libraries, or online performances of drama and music. The deadline for proposals is Monday, May 17, 2021. Please email us at rsa@rsa.org with any questions.


The RSA Committee for Grants in Support of Innovative Teaching of Renaissance Studies to High School Students

This entry was posted in Cultural History, Digital Humanities, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, History of the Western World, Renaissance Art and History, The Past Alive: Teaching History, World History. Bookmark the permalink.

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