“Thank you again for including the Juvenile Services Education Program (JSEP) in this marvelous opportunity for our Cheltenham facility students… Language Arts teachers used classroom sets of Myers’ autobiography and one novel, Lockdown, for whole-group instruction. The boys had access to many of Myers’ books for independent reading. These projects are about hope and… communicating the power of choice. Thank you as well for continuing to reach out to JSEP with your generous book donations and by including us in your program initiatives. It means so much to all of us.”
Lori KebetzLibrary Media Coordinator, Juvenile Services Education Program, Maryland State Department of Education; program partner of Maryland Center for the Book
Maryland Humanities creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.
The humanities help us to reflect on the past, understand the present, and shape the future. We believe in the power of lifelong learning in the humanities to create thoughtful citizens and thus strengthen democracy. The humanities offer a rich source of knowledge, an invaluable set of skills that promote rigorous thinking, and challenge us to consider new ideas and alternate points of view.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
More than 30 events are occurring in October, making it one of the busiest in terms of council Campfires programming. These programs include festivals, poetry celebrations, distinguished lectures, and reading and writing workshops.
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
State humanities councils, FSHC, and other humanities organizations come together to support National History Day – a program that brings students together, in a friendly history competition, from around the world.
Whether through discussions of literature while hiking, performances of Chautauqua while basking in the sun, viewing documentaries geared toward urban environmental issues, or visiting a local humanities festival, council programs are complementing the adventurous spirit of summer by taking participants on an exploration of both the mind and the outdoors.