Summer Moby-Dick Teacher Program Accepting Applications

NEW BEDFORD – A unique two-week program called “Teaching Melville” will take place this summer in New Bedford. The Whaling Museum will host the event which will take place from June 17th through the 30th.

Teachers from across the country will learn new ways to interpret Melville’s classic Moby Dick for students in the digital 21st century.

Those interested in participating have until March 1st to apply.

Scholars from the Melville Society Cultural Project will serve as lead faculty.

The program is funded by a grant from the national Endowment for the Humanities and selected teachers will receive a $2,100 stipend.

Considered a classic among classics, Moby Dick stands as one of the most adapted and referenced of all American novels. Over time, it has become even more popular and relevant.

Current day issues, such as multiculturalism, political power, environmentalism and globalism, are represented in the story, which was written in 1851. This interdisciplinary institute is not only for educators of literature; it is also for those who teach social studies, science, history, and other disciplines.

Twenty-five teachers will attend, having been chosen from a national pool of applicants.

For more information on the program of the application process, contact the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

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