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Teacher and Student Programs

Programs for educators and their students


Nicole Rancourt
Program Officer
(207) 773-5051



Teacher and Student Programs

A number MHC’s programs offer professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers. These programs offer a collegial atmosphere, informal exchanges with scholars and authors, extensive background reading, and lively discussion.

We also offer direct student content, and are involved in a variety of other programs around the state that serve students directly. Take a look at all we have to offer.

For Teachers

Get inspired with our content-rich professional development.

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For Your Students

Inspire your students with humanities programming.

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Civil Rights Team Project

Reducing bias-motivated behaviors in Maine's schools

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  • “It really is quite impressive to listen to the points of view of different teachers and how they analyze books and the ideologies and methodologies that they use when learning, discussing and teaching new material. I really, truly, feel fortunate to have been able to attend these meetings with my fellow [participants] and to learn from them...being in these meetings has been invigorating for me personally, and the flow and ease in which our discussions take place is seamless and more than pleasant; they are family-like. The camaraderie and collegiality that we have with one another is like those that are studying together at a college or university, rather than people going to ‘meetings.’”

    -Teaching American History participant

  • “University study had not prepared me for the lonely and secluded side of teaching. Once in the classroom I spent the entire day behind closed doors with few opportunities to talk to other adults about my teaching or content. To make matters worse in small schools there was often no one else that taught the same content, no one with whom I could share my passion. On the rare occasions when professional development opportunities presented themselves the focus sessions were usually on pedagogy not content. [This program] has not only served as a vehicle by which I have been able to come in contact with other teachers that shared my passion for history, but it has as treated me as a scholar, not as someone who has to be told how to teach but as someone who knows their craft and is valued for that skill. I have returned to the role of historian and expanded my knowledge with a more mature and focused eye, that of the classroom teacher.”

    -Teaching American History participant

  • “This was a once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience. I gained a huge amount of knowledge that I will apply directly in my classroom.”

    -Borders and Borderlands participant

  • “The workshop exceeded my expectations. There was a very high level of academic rigor. There was a well rounded variety of speakers who made us think critically about different aspects of the topics.”

    -Borders and Borderlands participant

  • “…the voices from the characters in the books give me a constant reminder of the diversity of experience and needs for my students and colleagues and in a real sense this gives me permission to step back from hurried preconceptions and use more patience and kindness in dealing with some difficult situations.”

    -Literature & Education participant

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Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Our Arts & Humanities Grants are funded by:

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