Amber Severson Completes National Humanities Humanities Staffing Workshop

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is pleased to announce that Amber Severson, a social science teacher at Alexander Public School, Alexander, ND, has successfully completed our workshop for educators this summer sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration” taught a total of 72 educators over two weeks on the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and related issues of the treatment of Native Americans, the racism behind many government decisions and the colonization of the American West.

During each week-long workshop, 36 educators from across the country participated in the virtual program that was part of NEH’s Landmarks of American History and Culture series. All participants received a stipend of $ 1,300 from NEH and a certificate of successful completion of the program.

In surveys conducted by the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and the National Humanities Alliance, participants called the workshops transformative and essential for their future teaching of this critical part of American history.

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation received another grant to host the workshops again in 2022. Applications for interested educators open November 1.

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