By CALVIN PYNN
Pulaski County Public School teacher Dr. Sandra Cauthen has been selected as Summer Scholar for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Cauthen, who teaches seventh grade history at Dublin Middle School, was selected from a national applicant pool to attend one of 17 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops. The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that supports summer study opportunities each year so that teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines.
She will participate in a workshop titled “America’s Industrial Revolution.” The one-week program will be held at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.
In addition to Cauthen’s workshop on “America’s Industrial Revolution,” the teachers selected will also have the option to study topics such as Abraham Lincoln, the American Revolution on the Northern frontier, and the American Skyscraper. Other topics offered to the teachers include America’s “Atomic West,” the California gold rush, Duke Ellington, Emily Dickinson, the Missouri-Kansas border wars, slavery in the colonial Chesapeake, and women’s rights, religion, and abolition on the Rochester Reform Trail.
Cauthen is one of 40 teachers selected to participate in the program, in which each will receive a $1,200 stipend to help cover their travel, study, and living expenses.
Approximately 1,360 teachers will participate in these studies, and will teach more than 170,000 American students the following year.