Innovative High School Teaching in Renaissance Studies

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) recently sponsored a competition for high school teaching in the field of Renaissance Studies. High school teachers across the United States submitted teaching projects and class plans on various topics in Renaissance Studies.

The Renaissance Society of America’s Committee for Grants in Support of Innovative Teaching of Renaissance Studies has selected eight teachers’ projects to feature in an upcoming online webinar.

Here is the RSA announcement on its Awards for Projects in Teaching Renaissance Studies Online and the upcoming webinar:

The RSA Committee for Grants in Support of Innovative Teaching of Renaissance Studies to High School Students is delighted to recognize eight projects at a Zoom webinar to be held Wednesday, 30 June 2021 at 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT. Easily convert the time zone here.
Four one-hour sessions will be held over the course of the day, each with two grantees to present and discuss their projects with those in attendance.


10:00–11:00 a.m.: Bringing the Past to Life

  • Tim Overkempe, “Living Pasts: Bringing History Alive through Locals and by Digital Means”
  • Emma Whipday, “Stay at Home Shakespeare”
  • Chair: Clare Carroll

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Indigenous Cultures: Art and Music

  • Santiago Muñoz-Abeláez, “Paisajes coloniales: redibujando los territorios andinos en el siglo XVII [Colonial Landscapes: Redrawing Andean Territories in the 17th Century]”
  • Jorge Torres, “Nahua Music at the Time of the Conquest”
  • Chair: Susan Forscher Weiss

Lunch Break


1:15–2:15 p.m.: Archival Projects

  • Thomas Hendrickson, “Unedited Neo-Latin Manuscripts in the High School Classroom”
  • Elisa Frei, “On the Edition of Renaissance Manuscripts”
  • Chair: Lawrence Rhu

2:30–3:30 p.m.: Attention to Language through Literature

  • Johnny L. Bertolio, “Le vie dorate: Un’altra letteratura italiana: da San Francesco a Igiaba Scego [The Golden Paths: Another Diverse Italian Literature from Saint Francis to Igiaba Scego]”
  • Anne Blaney, “Fun with Words” (Exploring the Folger Shakespeare API)
  • Chair: Lorenzo Buonanno
This entry was posted in Careers in History, Conferences, Cultural History, Digital Humanities, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, High School History Teaching, Humanities Education, Italian History, Reformation History, Renaissance Art and History, The Past Alive: Teaching History. Bookmark the permalink.

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