Academics Announcement

CONSTITUTION DAY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2011

Revolution to Republic in Philadelphia

Northland Community and Technical College history instructor, Dr. Jack Haymond, attended the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) workshop, Revolution to Republic, during the summer.

This NEH workshop allowed Dr. Haymond and 24 other faculty members from across the country to go to Philadelphia, PA, and experience landmarks of our nations heritage. Participants were selected through a competitive application and essay process, including an individual research topic and rubric of how the workshop would make connections between the content of things learned and how this would be incorporated into individual research and teaching materials. A stipend helped defray many of the costs incurred during Dr. Haymonds visit.

These workshops provide opportunities for college faculty to work intensively with leaders in American history and culture. They also provide faculty with direct opportunities in research and discussion of important aspects of our nation over time. Opportunities were presented to Dr. Haymond to utilize archival materials and to have access to primary evidence not otherwise available.

The selected group worked under the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic at the University of Pennsylvania. The Revolution to Republic participants took advantage of Philadelphias historic sites, as well as archival manuscript and library collections. This was a wonderful experience for Dr. Haymond, especially during these times when opportunities for educational enhancement are so limited.