Amber Severson Completes National Endowment For The Humanities Workshop

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is pleased to announce that Amber Severson, a social studies teacher at Alexander Public School, Alexander, ND, 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 about the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and the related issues of the treatment of Native Americans, the racism behind many government decisions and the settling of the American West.

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

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

The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation has received another grant to conduct the workshops again in 2022. Applications for interested educators open on Nov. 1.


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