When: Jan. 18-30 2014
The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, in partnership with the Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford, is accepting applications for the American Air Museum Summer Residency Program. Application through the Museum is open to middle school and high school history teachers in South Carolina and Georgia. The American Air Museum Summer Residency Program, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, is a unique professional development opportunity run by IWM Duxford. It brings together teachers from the US and UK for two weeks to share ideas and practice while immersed in the setting of IWM Duxford’s historic World War II airfield. Participants will travel to Duxford and take part in exclusive tours and special lectures at the museum, with particular attention being paid to the air war and the importance of technology. During the program, participants create learning activities and materials to take back to their classrooms, where they must complete a class project the following year based on their experience. Participation in the Summer Residency is subsidized and the majority of expenses are included. Applicants should submit their résumé, a short statement (no more than a page) outlining their interest, and a letter of support from their principal or head of department, indicating that they have the school’s backing to participate and to carry out a follow-up project in school. Deadline for applications is January 30, 2014. See website or send an email for more information.