Teacher Workshop: The Reconstruction Era and Fragility of Democracy

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Teacher Workshop: The Reconstruction Era and Fragility of Democracy: The objective of this Agreement is to prepare educators to develop programs that teach Reconstruction, a vital moment in our collective history that has shaped our understanding of citizenship and democracy. 1. The Reconstruction Era was a period in which a new national identity was being formed in the wake of the Civil War. It was a revolutionary period in which the notion of civil rights was introduced into the American legal lexicon and an interracial democracy would be established. Questions of “Who is a citizen?” and “what rights does citizenship guarantee?” would be addressed, as would the relationship between the federal and state governments. These questions have reverberations today. 2. This workshop examines the role domestic terrorism and larger societal factors (such as economic ones) play in the fragility of democracy. Educators will take a critical look at the historiography of Reconstruction by examining the way in which certain narratives of the period served to erroneously “justify” the system of Jim Crow segregation that would be put in place in many parts of the country at the end of the 19th century. 3. Of particular relevance to the park will be exploring in greater depth the role of Grant during the Reconstruction Era and how his time at White Haven may have shaped his views. While living at White Haven with his father-in-law and enslaved African Americans, Grant witnessed what live was like for these enslaved people. Visitors to the park are invited to think about how these experiences might have impacted Grant in his later life as general and president. The park's new film focuses on Grant's efforts to protect African Americans during his time as president. His support of the 15th Amendment is emphasized in both the film and in public programming at the park. 4. As a result of participating in this workshop, educators 1) will be empowered by understanding the rapid expansion of rights under Radical Reconstruction 2) will become aware of the fragility of democracy today and the importance of civic participation 3) will understand the way in which our collective memory of this period has influenced societal relationships in the past 4) will open a civil discourse about how issues such as race and freedom are addressed today 5) will be better equipped to develop and present programming on Reconstruction and its reverberations today.
Federal Grant Title: Teacher Workshop: The Reconstruction Era and Fragility of Democracy
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service (DOI-NPS)
Grant Categories: Education Humanities
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NPS-NOIP17AC00357-02
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.954
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 2nd, 2018
Original Application Deadline: May 2nd, 2018
Posted Date: April 19th, 2018
Creation Date: April 19th, 2018
Archive Date: June 1st, 2018
Total Program Funding: $51,210
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $51,210
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $25,210
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 19th, 2018
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS- This announcement is to provide notice of the National Park Service's intention to award financial assistance for the following project activities. This is modification #02 to P17AC00357, Members of Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. - THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
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